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A Healthy Lunch with Organic Vegetables at PUBLIC KITCHEN café Minamisenba Store in Osaka

Writer : takoyakikun

I decided to have lunch at “PUBLIC KITCHEN café Minamisenba Store,” a cute popular café in Osaka.
Here you can enjoy healthy dishes made with organic vegetables from “PUBLIC KITCHEN organic farm,” a plantation in Hyogo Prefecture’s Tamba City.

PUBLIC KITCHEN café Minamisenba Store’s exterior
PUBLIC KITCHEN café Minamisenba Store’s exterior

The café is located about 2-3 minutes on foot from both “Shinsaibashi Station” and “Yotsubashi Station.”
It’s a very popular location, so around noon there’s almost always a line of customers waiting for a seat.

All vegetables used here are organic, grown with no pesticides and no chemical fertilizers.
All vegetables used here are organic, grown with no pesticides and no chemical fertilizers.
Their weekday lunches are around 800 yen.
Their weekday lunches are around 800 yen.
The 1st floor has hammock seats!
The 1st floor has hammock seats!

The 1st floor features unique hammock seats. The 2nd floor features sofa and counter seats.
This time, I decided to take a seat at a table on the 2nd floor.

Everywhere you look is so chic!
Everywhere you look is so chic!
2nd floor table seats
2nd floor table seats
A plentiful menu!
A plentiful menu!

They offer a set menu called “Obon Gohan” all day long.
This menu features around 20 different dishes, all of which come with brown rice made with organic vegetables, 3 side dishes, miso soup, and an organic vegetable salad.

The daily meal on the “Obon Gohan” menu today was their “Miso Stir-Fried Pork Belly and Organic Vegetables.”
I saw it and I had to get it!

Daily Harvest Meal – 880 yen

Daily Harvest Meal – 880 yen
Daily Harvest Meal – 880 yen

Today, their special was miso stir-fried pork belly and organic vegetables.
I ordered a smaller portion of rice today, but you can get a larger serving or another helping for no extra charge.
On weekends, holidays, and at dinnertime, it costs an extra 100 yen.

The dish was packed with plenty of beautifully colorful organic vegetables, including an okra croquette fried in olive oil, daikon raddish, eggplant, potatoes, carrot, and kabocha squash.
What a healthy lunch.

The pork belly was tucked away under all of the seasonal vegetables.
The pork belly was tucked away under all of the seasonal vegetables.

The miso sauce had a lovely flavor with notes of richness, umami, and sweetness, making for a delicious match for the pork belly! It was super delicious!

Brown rice
Brown rice

I ordered a smaller portion of rice this time.

The brown rice was cooked to a pleasant doneness. The unique chewy texture of the brown rice was accented with the individual texture of the grains, leading to a very enjoyable experience.

I also tried the pork belly and brown rice together. Wow! It was so good.

Organic vegetable salad
Organic vegetable salad

The vegetables were fresh and crisp. They were very refreshing; yum!

Miso soup with organic vegetables
Miso soup with organic vegetables
The miso soup had tofu and wakame in it.
The miso soup had tofu and wakame in it.

The miso they used was delicious, and drinking the soup just makes you feel good.

2 daily side dishes
2 daily side dishes

The freeze-dried tofu was packed with delicious dashi, making it somewhat salty.
I personally prefer a slightly sweeter flavor.

Simmered dried daikon strips
Simmered dried daikon strips

The dried daikon strips had a lovely dashi flavor to them, and the texture was also top-notch.

I got to enjoy the flavors of carefully grown vegetables from Tamba City, a place filled with natural beauty.
I had plenty of different vegetables, could expect them to help detox my body, and had a delicious and healthy meal. I left full and completely satisfied!

Basic information on PUBLIC KITCHEN café Minamisenba Store

OPEN
Address
4-11-8 Minamisemba, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka[MAP]
Access
About 2 minutes on foot from Shinsaibashi Station
Tel
06-6241-6078
Business Hours
11:30 am - 4:00 pm, 5:00 - 10:00 pm
Closed
Open every day
Credit Cards
Not accepted
WEB
URL(Japanese)