I visited the "FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE " collaboration cafe at " SQUARE ENIX CAFE Osaka " until June 19, 2020 (Friday). I would like to give a gourmet report and a review of the collaboration café.
*Mr. Hiroaki Murata, a PakuTaso model with an established reputation for his gourmet reports, is reporting on the event.
SQUANICAFE Osaka, located on the 1st floor of Lynx Umeda!
Square Enix Cafe Osaka (hereinafter referred to as "Square Enix Cafe Osaka"), located on the first floor of Links Umeda, offers drinks based on the names of the characters in the FF7 Remake and a collaboration menu that recreates dishes from the game, making it a popular spot for fans, game fans, and the entire cafe. fans, game lovers, and the café as a whole.
It took a little over an hour to get a seat in line due to strict admission restrictions, partly because we visited on a Saturday and partly due to the recent outbreak of the new coronavirus.
The store's sales area also has a limit of 5 people, so I recommend avoiding the rush hour to get home for both the café and the sales area.
The interior of the store is steeped in the world of the FF7 remake.
There are several posters on the walls of the museum and videos are played on monitors to captivate fans.
(Please note that seating is limited to 90 minutes when you visit the restaurant.)
Menu utilizing iPad mini
With our social distance firmly protected, we immediately ordered from the collaboration menu using the touch panel menu that utilizes the iPad mini.
- Mowgli Anmanman 680 yen (take-out available)
- Fleur parfait blooming only here 1,100 yen
- Risotto, you say? 900 yen
- Materia parcels 930 yen (take out available)
- Sashimi set meal 1,300 yen
- Wall Market Yakisoba Noodles 900 yen
- Shinra Company [Alcohol] 850 yen (take-out available)
We ordered the above.
FF7 remake world cuisine!
First, we ordered "It's risotto! Order "It's risotto!
This risotto is reminiscent of Reno, a member of the "Turks", the investigation section of the Shinra Company's General Affairs Department.
The taste of semi-dried tomatoes (semi-drying concentrates the umami) has a strong sour taste, but the cheese and basil flavors also enhance the balance of the risotto.
Shinra Company [Alcohol
The "Shinra Company [Alcoholic]" is a rum-based alcoholic cocktail inspired by the Shinra Company, which is headquartered in Midgar.
It is an alcoholic cocktail for adults and has a sweet taste with a hint of herbs in the rum and cola of the Cuba River, making it addictive.
It enhances the taste of other meals and gives you a sense of the world of the game.
As a bonus, a coaster is included as a gift.
Sashimi Set Meal
The "Sashimi Set Meal" served at the "Meshidokoro" at the Wall Market in the Sixth Avenue Slum.
In the exchange between the cook and Cloud
The cook says, "Yes, what would you like?
Cloud: "Let's see... .......".
The order is "sashimi", which is a dish of tuna tataki.
The set meal is easy to eat and recommended for those who do not like rich food, as it is light and has a Japanese taste with sashimi of tuna.
Try the Sashimi Set Meal and experience Wall Market for yourself.
Wall Market Yakisoba
Wall Market's Fried Noodles" are filled with seafood such as shrimp, squid, and scallops in a sweet sauce.
It is also garnished with red ginger. It is said to be a reproduction of a popular menu item from a Wall Market food stand.
The "materia xiaolongbao" comes in a package of five pieces and comes in five different colors, so you can enjoy it alone or share it with others.
The xiaolongbao are filled with soup, so be careful when putting them in your mouth.
The red one is hot sauce, the green one is pak choi, the blue one is scallop, the yellow one is crab, and the black one is truffle.
Fleur Parfait Blooming Only Here
The "Fleur Parfait Blooming Only Here" is a fleur parfait inspired by the flowers that Aerith carefully cultivated in her church in Midgar, a place where few plants and trees grow.
It is a colorful and stylish sweet with plenty of strawberries, so the sweet and sour taste of the strawberries and the fresh cream granola will not disturb your taste buds.
The "Mowgli Anmanman" is a very cute and adorable Anman bun featuring "Mowgli," a well-known character in the FF series as well as the FF7 Remake.
The character-inspired Anman is topped with cherries in syrup and a pasta-like fried stick, both of which are sweet and tasty.
The cute ears looked like the kind of pastry used for milk rice crackers.
The dough is thick and even those who prefer dough to bean paste will enjoy the chunky texture.
The sweetness of the red bean paste is not too strong, and it is filled with plenty of red bean paste, so you will enjoy it until the last bite.
The sweetness of the bean paste is so sweet that you will enjoy it until the very last bite.
Luncheon mat at checkout
When paying for your order, you will receive a luncheon mat for each food item on the collaboration menu.
The merchandise sales corner is also full of attractions!
The merchandise corner sells soundtracks, figurines, key chains, and other items from the FF series, as well as T-shirts, hoodies, and accessories.
As mentioned at the beginning of this article, the number of people selling items is limited to five.
We recommend that after ordering at the café, you can enter the merchandise sales area by saying a word to the staff, so we recommend that you preview the merchandise sales area while your food and drink are being delivered.
Please note that you are required to bring your own shopping basket when you enter the sales area.
Take-out service is also available.
For those who want to stop by the cafe but don't have time, there is also a take-out corner at SQUANICCAFE Osaka, although it is limited to drinks only.
(Please note, however, that takeout of the collaboration menu is limited to certain items on the menu.)
It was an exciting time to wait, but once inside the store, I was even more captivated by the world of FF7 Remake, and I could really feel it.
The FF7 Remake collaboration will last until Friday, June 19, 2020!
The FF7 Remake Collaboration will be held at three SQUARE ENIX CAFE locations until this weekend, Friday, June 19, 2020.
This time we went to SQUARE ENIX CAFE Osaka, but there is also a SQUARE ENIX CAFE in Tokyo, so if you are in Tokyo, please be careful to avoid infection and experience the world of FF7 Remake.
|Square Enix Cafe Osaka|
|Address|| 1F LINKS UMEDA, 1-1 Ohbuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0011
LINKS UMEDA 1F, 1-1 Ohfuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
|Access|| 1 minute walk from JR Osaka Station
1 minute walk from "Umeda Station" of Subway Midosuji Line
2 minutes walk from Hankyu "Umeda" station
5 minutes walk from Hanshin "Umeda" station
|Business hours||10:00 - 20:00|
|Regular holiday||Open all year round|
▼Photo & Written by Hiroaki Murata
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