OSAKA Special week - Takoyaki & Okonomiyaki

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Osaka is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan, after the capital area of Tokyo. Since long ago, people in Osaka have enjoyed Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki; the two famous dishes were developed in the city, whose food culture is so rich that it is known as the place to "eat until you go bust”

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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

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Takoyaki is also said to have originated in Osaka and is similar to Okonomiyaki in that it uses a flour-based batter. 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.

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