Restaurant: Houzenjisampei (法善寺 三平)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 😊
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
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.
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.
Finally ended up with this place. After waiting in queue for 15 minutes, I ordered one set of Takoyaki and Akashi Yaki.
Akashi Yaki was good however, Akashi Yaki from Kobe are still better.
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.
Gotta love those crazy amount of food for a party.
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 😊