Japanese street food - the best to try in Japan
Takoyaki - Octopus Pie
This is a ball-shaped Japanese snack with octopus at the center, then topped with mayonnaise, ginger pickles and fermented fish flakes.
Takoyaki cake comes in lovely boxes, eye-catching. Photo: foody
The Takoyaki can be found at the street vendors, convenience stores, supermarkets, food courts, and even specialty restaurants. When you choose to eat from a street vendor, remember that to have a hot piping Takoyaki, it is quite time-consuming. Therefore, it may take a time to get your delicious crispy octopus pie, you can choose to eat right in front of the food stand to see how it is processed or can also pack the box to take away and enjoy.
Yaki Imo - Grilled Sweet Potatoes
This is one of the most famous Japanese's winter foods. In the winter, you can easily catch the rolley with glowing red charcoal of street vendors selling baked potatoes. They usually move along slowly and play a characteristic melody. This is a street food is much loved in the land of the rising sun.
Traditionally, the sweet potato is wrapped in wet newspaper and aluminum foil. Then is put into the fire and left for about an hour and more.
A typical trolley selling Japanese sweet potatoes. Photo: gyu kaku
In winter, people always like to gather around the carts selling Yaki Imo, enjoy hot baked potatoes, sweet and broth in cold weather.
This dish is well-known for its delightful flavor. The main ingredients of yakisoba noodles are sauce, onions, cabbage and the beef, pork, shrimp, which are all fired together ... Depending on your interests, you can choose the sauce paste differently. This is a very popular street food in Japan through all the seasons.
Yakisoba noodles dish that you should try. Photo: tourNhatBan
Onigiri - Rice Balls
As being one of the traditional dishes, and you can easily find at many stores or street food vendors in Japan.
Famous rice ball wrapped in a layer of seaweed. Photo: ippinka
The Onigiri can be processed into triangular or oval, these rice balls is filled inside the salty apricot, salmon and wrapped outside with a layer of salted seaweed.
Yakitori - Skewered Meat
Similar to street food in other countries, skewered meats in Japan include variety of meat such as chicken, pork, onions ... These are slided into small pieces, then skewed and grilled on the hot charcoal.
Skewered meats in Japan. Photo: japanesefood
When drop by those skwered meat stores, you will surely be attracted to the delicious tasty smell. In addition to skewered meat, the Japanese also love to eatpotatoes to add more flavor to this dish.