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“Osaka PARCO Department Store, Apple Candy? Tanghulu? ‘Pomme L’iminal Osaka'”

At Osaka’s Shinsaibashi, within the PARCO Department Store, you’ll find a variety of shops. Among them, on the 9th to 11th floors where Tokyu Hands is located, there’s a unique cafe that caught my attention. This cafe, named “Pomme L’iminal Osaka,” opened on September 16th and offers distinctive food items, including “Apple Candy,” written as “사과 사탕” in Korean and pronounced as “사과 탕후루” (Apple Tanghulu).

“Osaka PARCO Department Store Cafe, Pomme L’iminal Osaka”

“Pomme L’iminal Osaka” is a small cafe situated on the upper floors of Osaka PARCO Department Store. It’s not very spacious, and the seating is limited. However, during my visit, a peculiar item drew my attention – something written as “사과 사탕” and seemingly pronounced as “사과 탕후루.” The Japanese characters read “プレーン,” resembling tanghulu made from whole apples. Intrigued, I decided to place an order.

Apart from apples, I noticed other fruits prepared in a similar fashion. Tanghulu has gained popularity in Korea recently, and it seems Japan is also following a similar trend.

“Apple Tanghulu, プレーン (Plain)”

Eating indoors posed a slight challenge due to the closing time of the department store. Therefore, I opted for takeout and walked towards Dotonbori, where I enjoyed the treat on a bench while admiring the night view. The taste was satisfactory. Although the outer layer, resembling candy, felt a bit peculiar at first, the softness of the apple inside complemented it well.

Priced at 648 yen per piece, roughly around 6,500 won, it’s not a cheap treat. However, considering it’s a unique food item not commonly found in Korea, it’s worth trying during your travels.

“Osaka Shinsaibashi, PARCO (PARCO Department Store)”

  • Address: 1 Chome-8-3 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0085, Japan
  • Phone Number: +81677117400
  • Website: PARCO Shinsaibashi
  • Business Hours: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM