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 😊

 

Tachibana

Restaurant: Tachibana (たちばな)
Menu: Akashi Yaki
Address: 3-9-4 Sannomiyacho Chuo-ku Kobe Hyogo
Business hours: 11:00~19:00

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Kobe is the capital of Hyogo prefecture and a busy port town. With these various trading activity, Kobe became blending pot for series of culture and various structure style from many regions.

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I started with Tachiba restaurant which I have discovered without doing any preparation and research before traveling to Kobe. The place serves Akashi yaki which substitute Takoyaki flour by egg.

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The result of changing the ingredient? Well, it’s amazing! Egg gave a fluffy texture and dipping Akashi Yaki into the light clear soup make it one of most appetizing meal I have ever came across. Gotta love it when chef flip the pan and Akashi yaki just came out easily and ready to be serve.

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Then I went for a dessert café (La sensation) and got a custard cake with small dot of sour sauce to provide more dimension in color. Most satisfying cake indeed.

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After having a nice snack and dessert, I stumbled upon Motoko market which located under the train track in Kobe. Series of classic and interesting shop inside for exploring.

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That’s all for my review. In my opinion, Kobe is one of the tourist attraction city which could balance between city charm and modern world development. See you next later and hope you have a wonderful day 😊