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Okonomiyaki, Dotonbori Street, Osaka, Japan 道頓堀大阪日本

For any foodie, street food is an essential part of their diet and exploration. It is always important to change it up. Consuming the same cuisine or food group becomes repetitive and simply boring. That’s why it is so good when you travel! Not only for sanity reasons away from work, but also to sample how people outside of home cook. I am grateful for my travel excursions and my book of spectacular culinary adventures ex. travel diary…
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Let’s begin this Nippon food tour with Osaka. Even though Osaka was not my first stop, the street food definitely left a dent in my memory! Getting around is not always easy. My limited knowledge of high school Japanese did me no good. I was rusty and could barely read Hiragana.

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Eating on the street is not considered rude. In fact it is quite enjoyable if you are able to find that scrumptious food cart! That niche on the street that everyone is crowding over (sometimes it is not always the best choice, but because it is cheap. But that is another story.)

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Japan is no exception. Dōtonbori Street 道頓堀 in Osaka 大阪, is one of the famous principal tourist destination. It runs beside the Dōtonbori canal (between the Dōtonboribashi Bridge / Nipponbashi Bridge.)

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This area hosts some really great street food, shops and restaurants. Vibrate scene everywhere!

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Please try a crab dinner set! It is really delicious!

To the south of Dotombori (towards Nankai Namba station, you will find a maze of colorful arcades, neon signs, electronic displays line the streets with more restaurants, panchinko parlours, etc. To the north (between Mido-suji and Sakai-suji, your will find narrow streets crowded with bars, discos, and pubs.)

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The Okonomiyaki food stand is located central on the street almost before you cross the overpass bridge to the giant WEGO store.

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Across the food stand also selling takoyaki and grilled squid.

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Okonomiyaki (aka Japanese noodle pizza) main ingredients are egg, cabbage, Aonori (Seaweed Flakes), Panko (Tempura bits), noodles and other toppings that you fancy.

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Grilled upon a large teppan iron griddle to cook food.
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The pizza is made to order with a few variations. Mainly as additions of chives, bacon bits, mayo, and extra egg.
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For a ¥500 yen it was pretty tasty.

The noodle crust started to get soggy with sauce after awhile, so sure to consume fast!
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Enjoy a piknik orange juice on the bridge if the day is nice. A lot of people watching available!
Note that it was quite heavy for one person to finish.


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2 thoughts on “Okonomiyaki, Dotonbori Street, Osaka, Japan 道頓堀大阪日本”

    • Thanks Amy! Where in Japan are you headed? SO EXCITING!!

      be sure to come back for reads on other Osaka, Kyoto and stops around Tokyo!
      If you’re in the area, be sure to visit one of the restaurants featured in a movie also (review coming soon)… i’m so back logged =)

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