Like Nishiki Market to Kyoto, Osaka has its very own “kitchen” right here at Kuromon Market. The scale may not be as big, but there is no lack of food here. Literally means “black door”, Kuromon offers a more unique eat-on-the-spot experience; packs and packs of seafood sashimi featuring the best cut of tuna, steaming kushiyaki (skewers), grilled scallops as big as my palm, fugu (pufferfish), bento, sushi, tempura, obanyaki, kobe beef…really, there is no end to the list. Here at Kuromon, anyone can feast from one end to another for a fraction of the price.
One thing to note though is that some of the hawkers may not be as accommodating to tourists, especially those with cameras. In certain stalls, conditions have been set whereby they only sell the merchandises to Japanese, or Japanese-speaking tourists only.
Nevertheless, Kuromon Market is still the place to be for foodies.