On a mission to take better care of my health, recently I’ve been really hooked on what we call the 「健康定食」aka ‘KENKOU TEISHOKU’ here in Japan. This kenkou teishoku is a carefully planned-out, well-balanced set meal which is supposed to give your body the necessary nutrients that it needs. It usually consists of a main dish, various other smaller side dishes, miso soup and brown rice. Depending on the cafe, the kenkou teishoku can even be organic, vegan or themed with an original ingredient, like a rare mountain herb or vegetable.
Today, I would like to introduce to you one of my all time favourite kenkou teishoku cafe. Located in the heart of Shinsaibashi Shopping Street, “GEN-MI-AN” creates beautiful, well-balanced set meals popular not only amongst ladies but recently amongst businessmen as well. The cafe has a warm rustic homely feel which I find very relaxing. The staff are also very friendly and will never fail to greet you with a smile at the entrance.
If you go in during lunch time, there are 4 set meals you can choose from:
1. 39-Dish Kenkou Teishoku of the Day￥920
(This lunch set changes from day to day! Check with the staff to see what’s the lunch of the day and with this set, you are also entitled to free miso soup and brown rice refills! Awesome right?)
2. Sweet and Spicy Chicken Brown Rice Bowl ￥880
(With the rice bowls, you are allowed to choose the amount of rice you want in the beginning as you order. Small, Regular or Large)
3. Curry with Brown Rice and loads of Vegetables ￥880
4. Brown Rice Bibimbap with loads of Vegetables ￥770
All the set meals come with a mini green vegetable juice and a delicious soy milk pudding as dessert. If you’re feeling a little naughty, you can even order other drinks and desserts from their cafe menu. (Like me hehe.. I ordered a green vegetable smoothie..)
What’s good about this cafe is that the calories, as well as the rough protein-fat-carb ratio is also provided, which is great if you’re a calorie-conscious person like myself.
Lastly, this place even has a point card system for regular customers and I’m definitely a sucker for point cards!!
GEN-MI-AN (Shinsaibashi Branch)
Address: Osaka-shi, Chuo-ku, Shinsaibashi-suji 1-3-1, Fukuda Building 1F
Opening hours: 11:30-22:00 (closed on Mondays)
Website: http://www.genmian.lunch-box.jp/Directions: Midosuji Subway, Shinsaibashi Station, Exit 6 (2-min walk)