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Osaka Takoyaki – Did You Know That Takoyaki in Osaka is Different?

By Wilbur Suen

Takoyaki may be common in Japan but the ones you find in Tokyo is different from those in Osaka. In Tokyo, it is crispy on the outside but for those found in Osaka, it’s actually soft and mushy.

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Coming to Osaka’s famous Dotonbori, you will find lots of food around. One of them is Takoyaki. There are many stores selling it.

Being the typical Singaporean, I went to the one with the longest queue and joined the line. The queue moved quite quickly and I was served within 15 minutes.

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While queuing, I got to see how they make the Takoyaki. The way they do it is so swift and professional.

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The good thing about a queue is that it means you will be getting freshly made Takoyaki. Those stores without queues basically have to wait till they finish selling the batch made before they can proceed to make another fresh batch.

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The Takoyaki is served in a “boat” bowl and you have a choice to get 5 pieces at 350¥ or 10 pieces at 650¥.

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It is drizzled with mayo and shavings of dried bonito.

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Here’s a closeup shot of the filling; quite a big squid!

I personally prefer the version with a crispy exterior but this tastes as equally delicious. It boils down to your personal preference. But since you are in Osaka, it makes sense to try it because it’s one of their most popular street food there!

Wilbur Suen

Wilbur Suen

AroiMakMak.com is the brainchild of Wilbur Suen. He is based in Singapore but loves Bangkok so much that he keeps returning. He loves travelling, eating, technology and has high standards for them. In his free time, he will be sourcing for new places to visit so that he can document and share. Try to catch him in Bangkok eating local dishes, enjoying aromatherapy spa or chilling at a rooftop bar.

  • Wilson Ng

    thanks

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