7 Japanese Street Foods You Definitely Need To Try

By | October 20, 2018
Japanese Street Foods

Let’s talk about a few delicious Japanese street foods you should get your hands on when you visit Japan.

#Takoyaki

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Takoyaki are golden balls of fried batter filled with little pieces of octopus, tenkasu (tempura scraps), pickled ginger and spring onion and are served hot and crispy with Japanese mayonnaise, a savory brown sauce similar to Worcestershire, aonori (dried seaweed) and dried bonito fish flakes.

#Yakisoba

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Wheat noodles, pork, cabbage, and onions are fried on a griddle, then topped with pickled ginger, dried bonito fish flakes, dried seaweed, a squeeze of Worcestershire sauce, Japanese mayonnaise, and occasionally, a fried egg. The deeply savory flavors of this dish give it wide appeal.

#Yakitori

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Yakitori are chicken skewers that are grilled over charcoal and can be found all over Japan. Yakitori is made from all parts of the chicken, such as the thigh meat, tail meat, and even the skin, each with their own unique flavor.

#Imagawayaki

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Imagawayaki is a sweet street food treat that is made from a batter of eggs, flour, sugar, and water that is ‘baked’ in disk-shaped molds. The end-product is a golden, bite-sized sponge filled with either sweet red bean paste, chocolate, or custard.

#Ikayaki

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Fresh, tender squid is grilled over charcoal, given a generous coating of shoyu (soy sauce) and served with a slice of lemon or lime. The chewy texture unique to squid meat is really something to be experienced.

#Wataame

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Wataame is Japanese cotton candy and can be found at street food stalls and festivals all over Japan, where you can watch the cotton candy being spun around a stick, or buy ready-made cotton candy in packets that are often decorated with manga characters.

#Kakigori

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Kakigori is basically a cup of flavoured shaved ice. Kakigori often comes in unique flavours such as matcha green tea and lemon and is topped with anything from sweet red beans to mochi (pounded rice), jelly and whipped cream.

 

 

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