Updated: November 07, 2018
0 Bookmark

What is Takoyaki? Osaka's Famous Soulfood

You might have heard the word before, and wondered what this famous dish is. Here we will explain what takoyaki is and where to eat this tasty snack both in Tokyo and in Osaka!

Feel free to follow favy!

What is Takoyaki?

Someone_making_takoyaki
Takoyaki is a famous dish from Osaka which has gained popularity all over the country, and even abroad!

Takoyaki is basically dough cooked on a rounded iron plate in which bits of "tako" (octopus) are placed in the center. It is then rolled to form a ball and served with shallots, mayonnaise, bonito flakes, and a thick Worchestire-style sauce.

It can be eaten as a snack or as a meal with beer. It is quick filling and tasty and is considered by many people of Osaka as their go-to soul food.

It is usually sold at food stalls, but can also be served in izakayas or bought ready-made in supermarkets.

Where to have it in Tokyo

If this unique dish has piqued your curiosity, here's where to try it in Tokyo!
Gindaco is a famous takoyaki chain with branches all over in Japan, with its first store appearing in Ginza.

Where to have it in Osaka

If you want to try takoyaki from where it's originally from, you should try it in Osaka for the real deal! Since the competition is fierce, these most famous restos all having their leading edge!
Lili Wanderlust
I love travelling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.

Trending Posts

1

What is Narutomaki? (The White and Pink Thing on Ramen)

2

Ramen Types Explained & Take away(Shio, Tonkotsu, Shoyu, Tsukemen and More!)

3

All About Japanese Kani! How It's Used In Japan

4

The 5 Best Beer In Japan You Need To Know About

5

Sashimi Guide: Types, Is it Safe?, Nutrition, and More!

More Trending Posts

Recommended For You!

1

Ninja Castle: Awesome Ninja-Themed Restaurant in Asakusa, Tokyo

favy
2

Coconut Glen's Coconut Ice Cream is a Must-Try in Omotesando!

favy
3

[Tokyo] Fresh Japanese Fish Served 'Californian Poke' Style!

favy
4

Giant Pork Bowls At Buta Daigaku in Shinjuku!

Foods hunter
5

Must-Try Gourmet Burger By a 24 Year-Old Chef: 'Farms' [Harajuku]

favy

Featured Posts

Michelin Star Restaurants In Tokyo & All Of Japan | Guide | Reservation

Halal Restaurants In Japan!

Things to do in Japan in all regions!

More Features

Events

Vintage Sake Renaissance 2019

Apr 21, Sun ~

Trending Tags