「STAFF DIARY」カテゴリーアーカイブ

Front deskの仙人であったmacbookさんがついに引退。

オープン時からみんなを見守っておりました
フロントデスク上のマックさんが、
この度、お身体の調子が芳しくないという事で
引退することとなりました・・・。

64マック初代さん、
アップルがアップデート対応してくれなくなってからも
数年間、頑張ってくださいました。
古くても愛されてたマックでしたが、引退を決めたきっかけは、
タッチパッド部分からの、謎の隆起。
リュウマチでしょうか。
某国の、〇〇が爆発したみたいなニュース思い出しましたよ。

しかしながら、約7年と長い間、
歴代の音楽好きフロントメンバー達により、
メジャーなものから、なんだこれみたいな不思議ソングまで
本当に膨大な音楽データを蓄えられて
音楽お化けみたいになっておりました。
わたしたちにとっては、トレジャー・・・。BFF・・・。

新しくやってきた、これまた古い
もらわれものmacbookサン。

動きが激おそですが、
これから頑張ってくれることでしょう~~。
まだがんばれます:-)

ロクヨン、おこしの際はワンタッチお触りOKスタイルで
「頑張ってね」って言ってあげてくださいネ。

とかなんとか。
いったりしているとかしてないとか。
大阪人得意の知らんがなみたいなそういう感じでね。
ゆるなりますよね暑いし。


【STAFF DIARY】So In Love With Chuka, Japanese Chinese Cuisine

When you are craving for Chinese food, you might dive in to a Chinatown near you and savor Asian vibes by listening to cooks speaking Chinese to each other, with your mouth full of juicy dumplings…but not me. I don’t think like that.

When I, a normal woman who have never lived outside Japan and raised in Osaka aka the kitchen of Japan, am in a mood of Chinese food (which occurs three times a week), call a couple of my friends and tell them “Let’s go grab Chuka”.

You might say: “Ok I see. Chinese dish is called Chuka in Japanese”. Sir I’m afraid you spoke too soon. Chuka is not Chinese food (for me), but Chinese-influenced Japanese cuisine.

At that kind of Chuka places, chefs are not Chinese most of the times, or perhaps have grandparents from China…either way they add Japanese essence to their dishes so they taste slightly (or sometimes hardly) different from authentic Chinese food.

SO SO SO. Today I’m here to give you some examples of Chuka with the pics I took at my favorite Chuka places.

First thing first, what a Chuka place looks like.
I don’t think it’s good to judge people only on their appearance, but when it comes to choosing where to eat I put high importance on how it looks.

Here’s an example of a perfect Chuka restaurant (for me again):

Yes it was raining.

The word on the bright red sign, ラーメン means ramen, which some people think is trendy (not me).
4 or 5 years ago, a Chinese guest asked me where he could find a good ramen place and I asked him why so many of Chinese guests want to have ramen in Japan, although it is Chinese food. He seemed a little bit confused and kindly told me that they do so because IT IS JAPANESE FOOD and none of them regard it as Chinese food.

Let’s go inside anyways.

Almost all of the time I order Mapo Tofu (Japanese ver). You cannot go wrong with it if you are a big fan of spicy food who sometimes want to pretend to care about your health (because tofu is healthy right?).

I don’t think I’m the healthiest person ever, however, so here is Chashu, roasted pork which totally goes with kirin beer. The juicy oily babe.

Look at these boiled dumplings. I know I should put baked ones called yaki gyoza instead when you talk about Japanese-style Chinese, but I guess lots of you guys already know what they are so forgive me please. If you don’t, well, google to the rescue. I had to post this because they were heavenly.

Sorry but I totally forgot the name of this dish…fried garlic chive or something. All I do remember is that it looked resplendent and made me take a pic of it.

Finally this is…well what is this? I DON’T HAVE ANY CLUE BUT IT WAS ABSOLUTELY DELISH. Fried rice covered with whitish blinking thick sauce…it almost killed me. I felt like the lower half of my body was in heaven.

I actually don’t want to (because I don’t want them to be crowed and I hate to wait in line), but if you come stay at HOSTEL 64 Osaka and ask at the reception I will be happy to tell you where I took these photos and then I’m 100% sure I don’t need to explain my predilection. You’ll know.
Although the places are the best so far for me, one won’t do two is not enough for me no and I’m still keep digging Chuka. I’ll keep you updated, maybe or maybe not.

P. S. I also really like REAL Chinese food xoxo

(き)


【STAFF DIARY】Osaka Castel and Namba

こんにちは^^

新しくフロントに入ることになりました八木です。

ロクヨンのフロントに入ってはやくも2ヶ月が経ちました。

世界中の旅人と出会うことができ、毎日が楽しいです^^

 

안녕하세요^^

오늘은 난바와 오사카성을 다녀왔어요!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

날씨는 쌀쌀했지만 오사카성 천수각 전망대에서 오사카를 한눈에 볼 수 있었어요^^

 

 

 

 

지하철로 난바로 이동~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

글리코 아저씨!

활기찬 오사카로 여러분도 오세요~^^!

 

 


【STAFF DIARY】Kinosaki onsen / 城崎温泉一泊旅行

I went on an overnight trip to Kinosaki onsen (hot-spring), where 2hours 45min from Osaka by train.

Lots of snow there but it’s a sunny day and we enjoyed strolling the retro and nostalgic town!

(You can enjoy hopping public hot springs from one to another, sometimes for free with a pass offered by hotels and ryokans.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

After getting relaxed in a hot spring, had a big dinner of crabs, crabs and crabs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next day, visited the aquarium nearby. Not only my children but also I were so exited with the walruses, huge but such an adorable creature!

 

 

 

 

(they never stop! couldn’t take a photo!)

And the scenery of Japan sea from the aquarium is worth enough to see.

Highly recommended to all those who want to take a trip to a hot spring around Osaka.

By JR west Ltd. Express Kounotori forward Kinosaki Onsen
https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/

http://www.kinosaki-spa.gr.jp/global/

* * *

大阪から電車で約2時間45分の城崎温泉に一泊で行ってきました!

連日の雪が続く中、晴れ間に到着!街をぶらり歩いて、宿で温泉につかって、夕食はもちろんカニ!カニ三昧!

翌日は駅からバスで10分ほどのところにある城之崎シーワールドへ。セイウチくんがもうデカイのなんの。デカイけどかわいい。また会いたい。。そして雪のなか水族館から望む日本海は圧巻でした。

大阪からぷらっと一泊旅行におすすめです^^

(mineko)

HOSTEL 64 Osaka


ロクヨンカレー部ログ 第1回目

「毎日カレーなんて食べれないよ」という人の気持ちが理解できずにはや20数年。こんにちは、ロクヨンスタッフのカレー担当(!)です。むしろ大阪に住んでいてカレーを食べないなんてどういうことやねん!と言いたい(というか言ってる)くらい、大阪には美味しいカレーが数多く存在するということを皆さんはご存知でしょうか。

そしてそのうちのどれもが個性的、他のどのカレーとも違い、もはや「カレーってどこからどこまでカレーやねん」と頭を抱えてしまうぐらい奥深いカレーたちメイドインオオサカ。

実はここホステルロクヨンオオサカ、そんな多種多様なカレーたちを存分に堪能できる地域に位置しているのでございます。ええ、ええええ、ええそうでございます。ここは大阪新町、人呼んでカレー激戦区なのでございます!

新町だけでいったいどのくらいのカレーたちに出会えるのか、もう全然わかんないから計算してないんですが、とにかくカレーを食べれるお店がい~~~っぱいあるのです。

そしておこがましくはございますが、皆様にそんな新町のカレーたちをご紹介させていただきたく、今日はこうしてまわりくどい文章を書いていたわけなのでございます・・・!

というわけで、今回はロクヨンカレーブログ第一回目。スタッフおすすめのカレー屋さんを3軒紹介させていただきます。ヤー!

1軒目:yobareya(ヨバレヤ)さん

IMG_3012初めてyobareyaさんのカレーを食べた時、え?これカレー?カレー・・・カレー?でも・・・美味しいからどうでもいいや!とひたすらガツガツ食べたのを覚えています。人気メニューは「エスニックハーブ」。クリーミーで不思議なカレーにレモンを振りかけるとまた一弾不思議なおいしさ。食べたことないカレーが食べたいあなたに。

2軒目:ボナボナさん

IMG_5750ストレス社会。カレーに癒されてみたい・・・な時はこちら。いろんなスパイスが沢山入ってるのに、「ワイがスパイスカレーでっせ!」と主張して来ないバランスの良さ。ホロホロのチキンがまた優しさ全開。

3軒目:columbia8(コロンビアエイト)さん

IMG_4779北浜の人気店、実は阿波座にもあるんですよー!見るからにスパイシーで美意識高めなカレー。ライスはどこにあるの?と思ってしまいますがちゃんとインサイドにあるんですよ。いつもネチネチ言ってくる上司に今日はガツンというたるねん!という気持ちを盛り上げてくれることでしょう。

さあ、いかがでしたでしょうか。お腹はすきましたでしょうか。すいたならば今回は私の勝ちだ、と思っております。すいません、ありがとうございます。ありがとうございます。

では、第2回をお楽しみに!!!


introduce new hostel staff

Hi, my name is Ryosuke, a new front staff of HOSTEL64 Osaka.

I was Born and grew up in Osaka,Sakai City.

I like travelling, playing soccer,listening music,
and  hiking.


Now,the foliage season has arrived again in Japan.
This year’s season will be from mid October to early December in the Kansai area.


I’d like to introduce  many spots to see autumn leaves
and you can get those places unless an hour from HOSTEL 64 Osaka.


I’m looking forward to see you here,HOSTEL 64 Osaka!!

ryosuke


Gallery Hopping Osaka!

My gallery hopping started in Sakyo- Ku, Kyoto. Naomi-chan gave me a tip that Nakamura Akihiro’s Exhibition was going to be held at Café Printz, Sakyo-Ku. So I decided to check his new work with a lot of expectation 🙂

Nakamura san came back from NY trip this early spring. His experience in abroad must be positively affected to his new works. Very powerful! ( Some of you might know but I need to confess that was not Osaka. Sumimasen. )

Then, few days after, I met a young cute japanese illustrator Pepe.Y at hostel 64. She had stayed with us for a while. 
Pepe-chan has been attracted by printings, letters and paper materials. And the passion lead her to Berlin for craving some special printing techniques (Sorry for my blurry explanation. I am not good enough to describe every detail! Frustrating. ) 
Luckily, She said her Exhibition was just going to start on a day after. So, I was there.

She did a live painting demonstration.
You can check her works till 24th July at Prideli Graphic Lab in shinsaibashi.
And the same day that I met Pepe.Y, I had a chance to talk to Mr, H at our lounge, and knew He does his exhibition “Paper & Mockup” too. Well, I thought I needed to be there definitely!!

It was held at “Graf Fudo” ,2nd floor of the graf bldg. “Graf fudo” is generally running as a café but they have some space for exhibit.



This “Paper & Mockup” is about the material & models. Focus on the material and model of published books. You can see some collection of mockups of book-models (without printing) from some known publishers. So you might find a white model of your favorite book. The exhibition is finishing on 17thJune.

Graf is in Nakanoshima, 20~30min walk from hostel64, there is near Kokuritsu kokusai museum. This building has 3 floors, you can buy graf’s original products and lots of plants on 1st floor, and eat at Graf fudo 2nd floor, then developing new furniture on the 3rdfloor would be nice way to live like edgy Osaka people.
Gallery printz.
Prideli Graphic Lab.
graf

( j )


introduce new hostel staff

Hi, my name is Junco, a new front staff of HOSTEL64 Osaka.
I have been under the training since this January.


I am from Ibaraki city, is north side of Osaka. You can get there in 30 minutes by subway/bus→JR line  from hostel64
It is quiet city and easy access to Expo’70 com-memorial park and the Expo’70 stadium, is the home ground of “GumbaOsaka”, a local soccer team. Expo park has a very beautiful japanese yard and has flea market sometimes, also the stadium is where you can feel Osaka football fan’s enthusiasms. I think both are worth to visit! 


http://www.expo70.or.jp/e/

http://www.e-tix.jp/gamba/en/gamba_en.html






Through this new experience, I start to know more about fascinating Osaka. 

I help you as much as I can to make your Osaka stay wonderful.


Jun



2days trip to Hakata, Fukuoka —lots of yummy there!

I made a trip to Fukuoka last weekend.

First of all, I was surprised that it takes only 2 and half hours
to get to Hakata from Shin-Osaka by Sanyo Shinkansen, the bullet train.

If you ever have a chance to go to Hakata,
must go to Tenjin and Nakasu area to experience Yatai, the food stalls.

Along streets and rivers, you’ll find many mobile stalls side by side, all filled with customers.


Yummy, friendly and good price!



Please have Tonkotsu Ramen after drink.



Next day, I visited Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine, which is located
just half an hour away by train from Tenjin station. It is really beautiful.
Again it is about food, but please try its specialtity Umegae-mochi.

It was momentary but i enjoyed it alot and happy to have many yummy dishes!

LINKs
Hakata tourists’ information
http://yokanavi.com/eg

Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine
http://www.dazaifutenmangu.or.jp/other/index.htm

JR West
http://www.westjr.co.jp/english/

JR Kyusyu  *just launched this spring
http://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/english/index.html

Mineko


What do you eat in Osaka ?

Me and Yoko visited to Seoul, Korea last week.
One of the intentions of this trip is to eat local foods.
And we could eat a lot of delicious Korean foods with the help of Korean friends. 매우 맛있었어요. 고맙다.

Here is my favorite…. (don’t know name.)

In Osaka,
We have a lot of good local foods, too! Check the web sites below,

TASTE OSAKA
http://www.osaka-info.jp/taste_osaka/
FOOD LIBRARY
http://www.kuidaore-osaka.com/
 
My favorites are Kitsune-Udon and Okonomiyaki with long green onion.
Kushikatsu with beer in Shinsekai is very relaxing.
Takoyaki is a just snack like a Tteokbokki -떡볶이- in Korea.

We do assure of Osaka foods’ taste =^ o ^=

(na-o)