Walk 5 min. south of Hankyu Railway Kasuganomichi station and you will find a large, thriving ShoTenGai (pedestrian shopping street) dominated by Korean food markets and clothing stores. For the resident the vegetables are cheaper and fresher than most supermarkets, and rarer treats like large zucchini can be found at reasonable prices. A walk around the area will likely lead to local Korean restaurants, ChiJiMi or Paejon (korean pan-cake) food-stalls, Kim-chi specialists, and very, very local 'snack' bars. The Yakiniku (grilled beef) shop at the east end of the ShoTenGai is a favorite local spot, and the menu (on the wall) is in Korean; always a good indication of authenticity. Stay late enough and you will undoubtedly end up at your neighbors table trying to count the small green bottles of Jinro (the local poison of choice).
HOW TO GET THERE: take the Hankyu Railway to Kasuganomichi (one stop East of Sannomiya), exit and walk south 2-3 minutes. Alternately, if you are somewhat familiar with the area, the walk from Sannomiya (the center of Kobe) is around 15 minutes.