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Takoyaki is one of the most popular food in Japan
It has been raining for several days. It is like rainy season. In addition, Typhoon is coming to Japan… It’s weird weather in this season.
Because it is cold today too, we had Takoyaki in the neighborhood.
Takoyaki is one of the Japanese popular food as well as Taiyaki.
Takoyaki is originated in Osaka.
Takoyaki, which means Octopus Balls, is one of Japan’s popular street food and it is originated in Osaka.
It is typically filled with minced or diced octopus, tempura scraps, pickled ginger, and green onion, brushed with sauce and mayonnaise, and then sprinkled with green laver and shavings of dried bonito.
They are bite-size balls. We sometimes buy them from a stand on the street.
Okonomiyaki is also favorite dish in Osaka
Not just Takoyaki, but also Okonomiyaki is popular food, known as a kind of Japanese-style pancakes or pizza. As “Okonomi” means “What you like” or “What you want”, you can add your favorite ingredients in Okonomiyaki. “Yaki” means “grilled” or “cooked”. Then the name of Okonomiyaki means “cook what you like”.
Okonomiyaki is usually made from egg, flour, sea food small shrimp, squid, and chopped cabbage. Okonomiyaki is mainly associated with Osaka or Hiroshima areas, but is widely available throughout the country.
A mixture of these ingredients is flattened and shaped into a round and cooked similarly as pancakes on a hotplate. You sometimes do the pan-frying yourself on a hotplate of the table.
If you come to Japan, you should try them!
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