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Top 10 Foods You Must Eat in Osaka #candidcuisineosaka

Top 10 Foods You Must Eat in Osaka

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We’ve seen the foods that we must eat in Tokyo. Today, we focus on Osaka, the “Nation’s Kitchen”. It isn’t called the Nation’s Kitchen for nothing. If Tokyo has been remarkably impressive from Michelin star restaurants to ramen shops, Osaka will make your jaws drop with its wide array of street food dishes that will make you drool.

In Osaka, becoming kuidaore 食い倒れ (“to eat until you go bankrupt”) is not far from happening. Here are the Top 10 Foods You Must in Osaka!

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1. Yakiniku

Where to eat: Matsuzaka Beef Yakiniku M, Gyukaku

Grilled meat sprouts in almost every corner of Osaka. Where to start? Try the Matsuzaka beef at Yakiniku M, and swear by the beef gods that this is the best meat you have ever tasted. Gyukaku in the bustling area of Dotonbori is another option for you to try on a yakiniku night.

2. Okonomiyaki

Where to eat: Mizuno Dotonbori

Top 10 Foods You Must Eat in Osaka

When you visit Osaka, Okonoymiyaki is the first food that comes into mind. Okonomiyaki is a Japanese pancake-like dish often mixed with egg, dashi stock, negi, beansprouts, and Okonomiyaki sauce toppings “as you like it”. The most popular Okonomiyaki in Osaka can be found at Mizuno, where snaking lines outside its shop signal immediate interest from tourists in Dotonbori.

Mizuno’s edge is on creating your own Okonomiyaki, but if you’re up for a trip to the waterfalls of Mino-o Park, they have an equally tempting Okonomiyaki up in the mountains.

Top10 Foods You Must Eat in Osaka

3. Ramen

Where to eat: Kamakura, Ichiran, Ippudo

Top 10 Foods You Must Eat in Osaka

There are so many ramen brands in Osaka, many of which are quite cheap as they come in sets. Try Kamakura’s immaculate shoyu broth along with some gyoza and karaage. You’re in for a surprise.

4. Wagyu Beef

Where to eat: Kuromon Market

Top 10 Foods You Must Eat in Osaka

Much of Osaka’s delicacies can be found in Kuromon Ichiba and you’ll be surprised to find a shop grilling Wagyu and Kobe beef. Street food in Osaka will never be the same.

5. Baby Octopus

Where to eat: Kuromon Market, Dotonbori

Top 10 Foods You Must Eat in Osaka

Where’s an Osaka food trip without the iconic Baby Octopus? These little babies hold a quail egg inside its head. To complete your mission, don’t forget to gram it!

6. Kaisen-don

Where to eat: Kuromon Market

Top 10 Foods You Must Eat in Osaka

When in Osaka, make sure you try out sushi as it is as fresh and equally delicious as the ones in Tokyo. Grab a bowl of Kaisen-don topped with Uni and Ikura and you’ll have a great morning head start.

7. Persimmon

Where to eat: Kuromon Market

Top 10 Foods You Must Eat in Osaka

Autumn season hails the harvest of persimmon fruits in Osaka. The sweetest, seedless ones can be found in Kuromon Market, selling for only 148 yen per piece.

8. Hotate

Where to eat: Dotonbori

Top 10 Foods You Must Eat in Osaka

Crab sashimi in Dotonbori? Many say the Kani Doraku sampler is a complete tourist trap. While it might be best to eat grilled crab claws from the street, try the grilled butter Hotate instead.

9. Momiji Tempura

Where to eat: Minoo Park

Top 10 Foods You Must Eat in Osaka

On Sundays, locals like to visit Minoo Park, where they can shoot beautiful photos of the waterfalls, drink Maple beer, and play in the riverbanks. One of the delicacies of Minoo locals is Momiji tempura, fried fallen Maple leaves that are packed on the spot. You can also top it in vanilla soft-served ice cream if you like.

10. Takoyaki

Where to eat: Konamon Museum, Creo-ru

Top 10 Foods You Must Eat in Osaka

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Where’s a list without the most popular street food in Japan? Takoyaki ends this list with a bang, as you can taste its melting, oishi interiors with many flavors at Konamon museum including Bacon and Cheese, and Shrimp and Tako.

It’s true when they say, “Dress in kimonos till you drop in Kyoto, eat till you drop in Osaka.” But when in Osaka, make the most of your gastronomic pleasures, and you’ll never be the same person again.

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