Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki
Okonomiyaki is made from cabbage, flour, eggs, pork or seafood and other ingredients, all mixed into a batter then grilled on an iron plate. Despite its simplicity, the relaxed manner in which it can be eaten anytime, coupled with its deep flavor, has made it a well-loved food not just in Osaka but throughout Japan. Takoyaki is also said to have originated in Osaka and is similar to Okonomiyaki in that it uses a flour-based batter. Unlike Okonomiyaki, However , it is grilled on a special iron plate with many round wells into attractive round balls about 3-4 cm in diameter. It is one of Japan's typical, casual fast foods, eaten as a snack by young and old, men and women alike. Takoyaki translates as "grilled octopus", and as the name implies, every ball contains a small piece of octopus as its main ingredient; besides its delicious taste, the contrast in texture between the chewy octopus and melt-in-the-mouth batter holds the secret to Takoyaki's popularity. There are also a number of special sauces and condiments that are indispensable when eating Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki - a special sweet-spicy sauce, as well as mayonnaise, dried bonito flakes, and dried green seaweed. We hope everyone will come to get a taste of Osaka's delicious flavors and lively atmosphere. Meet authetic ingredients to make delicious okonomizaki and takoyaki at home at NikanKitchen!