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You could easily pass a whole day as a flaneur in Osaka’s Tenjibashi-suji Shotengai, the longest shopping arcade in Japan. Unlike its southern counterpart, Shinsaibashi-suji, there is still room to breathe in Tenjinbashi-suji and it’s not (yet) full of tourist-traps masquerading as historical shops.

Recently opened in the arcade is Taiwan Tanpao, a chain that specializes in shōronpō, dumplings filled with meat and soup. The new shop is small, and you’d pass it by were it not for the bamboo steamers placed prominently outside, filled with fresh dumplings. Just past the steamers there’s a few seats and tables thrown together; it feels like it’s been assembled from a DIY store in about 10 minutes.

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