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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Rikuro Ojisan no Mise - Osaka, Japan

We came across a video on YouTube about some Japanese cheesecake that were just taken out of oven. Also shown was line of customers waiting to get hold of this cheesecake. The cake looked delicious and when we found out that it's available only in Osaka, we decided that it has to be on our must try list.

There were only about 3 locations that I known of in Osaka that sells this jiggly cheesecake. The Shin Osaka station, Namba location and Umeda. I will try to include the locations below.

We went to the Namba location early just after it was open and got ourselves a cake in less than 2 minutes. Practically no wait at all. There were another group of tourists enjoying their cake just next to the stall. We brought ours back to Dotonbori and found a seat outdoor while most of the shops haven't completely open yet.
Side look : about 2 inches thick with raisins just around edge

Half eaten cake - we decided to finish it since we won't be back in our apartment until later
The cake was still warm to touch. We didn't have any utensils with us, so we dug in with our hands. Tear a piece off a little bit at a time. The cake was so moist, it felt like it hasn't completely set yet. There were a few raisins just at the bottom outer part of the cake. The rest of the cake was pretty much plain. If you like a rich cheesecake then you may be disappointed with this one as it's very light and not cheesy at all. It tasted more like a sponge cake but with a very fine texture.
Namba location map

www.rikuro.co.jp (in Japanese)

Namba
3-2-28 Namba Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076
Nearest station: Subway Midosuji Line "Namba" station
Hours : 9:30 - 20:00

Umeda
〒 530-8202 Osaka-shi, Osaka-shi, Umeda 3-1-1 Daimaru Umeda Store 1st floor Nishi western confectionary floor
Hours : 10:00 - 20:30
1 min walking from JR Osaka station
2 min walking from Midosuji line Umeda station

Umeda
3 - Umeda, Kita - ku, Osaka - shi, Osaka Prefecture 530-0001
Nearest station: Hankyu "Umeda" station Get off at station Concourse
Hours : 10:00 - 22:00

Shin Osaka Station
JR Shin-Osaka Station 3F Entre Marche West
Nearest station: within JR Shin-Osaka Station Concourse
Hours : 9:00-21:30