Houzenjisampei

Restaurant: Houzenjisampei (法善寺 三平)
Menu: Okonomiyaki
Address: 1-7-9 Dotonbori Chuo-ku Osaka Osaka
Business hours: 11:30~15:30(L.O.15:00) 17:00~23:00(L.O.22:30)

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Starting my exploring with drunken cat figure in the alley. I don’t know what to expect from this alley in Dotonbori. However, I press on to find local Okonomiyaki place as recommended from locals.

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The place is filled with people chatting and having a good time. I felt like this is a kind of place for hanging out after a long day. Then I ordered Beef tendon + Green onions + Konyaku and added pork and soba noodles.

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As I sit in the counter and enjoying cooking show, I found it rather difficult to control myself in front of these gorgeous looking Okonomiyaki.

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Finally, my menu has arrived! The texture of flour is well-blended and not too coarse. Fresh ingredient also supports the Okonomiyaki for a delicious menu. Especially beef tendon, I would order extra beef tendon as a la carte if they have it.

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That’s all for my review. In my opinion, the place is great to try out local food with local environment. See you next later and hope you have a wonderful day 😊

 

Kurukuru

Restaurant: Kurukuru (くるくる)
Menu: Takoyaki & Akashi Yaki
Address: Osaka Prefecture Osaka-shi Chuo-ku 1-10-5 Dotonbori
Business hours: 11: 00 – 22: 00

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Osaka are well-known for Takoyaki with fierce competition in Takoyaki business. As I stroll around in Dotonbori with crowded tourist from many countries. It is quite a difficult challenge to decide which place to try Takoyaki.

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I decided to walk around to survey the areas before deciding which place to try out. Bought a pack of grilled crab on the way. The texture of crab is quite dry. Possibly from excessive heat on grilling process.

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Finally ended up with this place. After waiting in queue for 15 minutes, I ordered one set of Takoyaki and Akashi Yaki.

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Akashi Yaki was good however, Akashi Yaki from Kobe are still better.

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It’s alive! Takoyaki
The restaurant claimed that they use Sashimi grade Tako which could be clearly felt when I taste Takoyaki. Tako was fresh and have good elasticity with some seasoning and it did not take long time to finish all Takoyaki.

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Gotta love those crazy amount of food for a party.

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That’s all for my review. In my opinion, the place is quite good for Takoyaki with clearly distinction from others place. See you next later and hope you have a wonderful day 😊