Kobe is the fifth largest city in Japan and foodies in particular, will know this because the place is famous for its Kobe beef and Arima Onsen or hot springs. A few years back, we visited Kobe and had to try almost everything, even if it isn’t Japanese.
We ate at a Vietnamese restaurant. We just walked into the first place that looked good and wasn’t too busy. It turned out pretty well! It wasn’t too expensive and it really hit the spot! I had Chicken with vegetables….sorry I’ve forgotten the name of what we ate (also because it was too good).
This soup came with my lunch as a set! We only spent about 1,200 yen for our lunches.
We had the noodle soup which was like Pho and it came with deep fried chicken!
Some of the interior decoration of the restaurant.
The restaurant was really small, but they put in a lot of detail into the interior design. I would have taken a picture of the bar, but I didn’t want to make the people sitting in front of it feel uncomfortable. (this is a picture of the ceiling wallpaper!)
They had these lanterns hanging over the tables with a few select paintings on the walls.
After the hearty lunch, we went to Red Star Cafe and for the first time that moment, it was also the first time that I saw their products with ice cream.
Here is the variety of desserts that they had available.
We just can’t get enough of sweets, so we decided to try another cafe. It was raining when we got there, and to get out of the rain, we spent time at Nishimura Cafe. They had great gourmet coffee and some cakes were available. We stayed long enough for the rain to let up and decide our last place to go…..more dessert!
We went next to Patisserie Tooth Tooth for our last dessert fix! We had the dessert sampler which was only about 1,500 yen for all this!
I had a mousse with sparkling grape mouse and jelly. It also had fresh grapes on top! I highly recommend this place for dessert. We had to wait a bit to eat here, but it was worth it. Oh and you can eat lunch or dinner here if you wanted. We just went here for dessert only. The first floor is their bakery and the restaurant is on the second floor.
Though we never got to see all of the sights in Kobe, the restaurants and cafes we walked into were just proof that there really is more to this city if you have the time to explore it…just remember to breathe in between snacks and sweets for there are plenty.