Hojicha porridge lunch @tsuboichi seicha in Namba, Osaka.
Tea is used for tofu and deep-fried chicken.
A good accompaniment to the porridge is "tsukudani". Usually, it refers to seaweed simmered in soy sauce and mirin seasoning. But this one is made from tea leaves.
A traditional tea box-shaped sweets is good with green tea.
Surprisingly, another sweet is served with Hojicha :-) .
Even in Namba, a big city, this place is very nice and cozy. Also they serve various menu items including lunch and sweets with tea. When you want to escape from hustle and bustle of Osaka, this is a good one:-)
*tsuboichi seicha (Shop in Sakai city, and Namba)