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Akashi yaki

Akashi yaki

Akashi yaki may look like takoyaki but it consists of more egg than batter. This is probably why most people who lives in Akashi city calls it "tamagoyaki" rather than Akashi yaki. However this is not to be confused with the square egg omletet in Japanese culture. Here, they are made into sphere shapes with a piece of octopus inside. There is always a set number of these Akashi yakis in one plate. Unlike normal ttakoyaki where it is topped with mayonnaise, bonito flake, nori and worceshter sauce, they are served just as it is with a side of broth. You are suppose to take one of the Akashi yaki and put it in to the broth before eating it. The texture is soft and soggy while the flavour is salty because of the broth. A fun fact to know is that the Akashi yaki is where the modern day takoyaki came from.

Akashi yaki with a bowl of the dashi stock.

Akashi yaki with a bowl of the dashi stock.

Posted by Ohana_Matsumae 03:08 Archived in Japan Tagged food hiking travel adventure ski snowboard hot trip explore seafood bears hokkaido traveling yummy otaru sapporo eat sushi delicious gourmet kyushu genghis ramen spicy tasty foodie niseko hakodate miyazaki foodporn soup_curry genghis_khan kaisen_don seafood_don jigoku_ramen furano asahikawa hotate snow_festival yukimatsuri sapporo_tv_tower gyoza nobeoka takachiho karamen chicken_nanban japantravel neverstopexploring Comments (0)

Chicken Nanban

Chicken Nanban

Chicken Nanban is a dish where you can find mostly all over Japan. However this dish was first originated from Miyazaki prefecture in Kyushu. Miyazaki prefecture is known for their poultry so their chicken is especially tender and juicy. They dip a piece of chicken breast in flour and egg and then deep-fried till golden brown. When it's ready they will cut it in to 6-7 slices and put the signature sauce on it. They put two types of sauce on the plate, the first one is a sweet and sour sauce which is drizzled on to the chicken, while the second one is a tartare like sauce which is put on the side of the dish. Since this is a side dish, it will mostly come in teishoku (set meal) style which means with a bowl of rice, pickled vegetables and miso soup.

I had Chicken Nanban at a family restaurant in Nobeoka city, Miyazaki prefecture

I had Chicken Nanban at a family restaurant in Nobeoka city, Miyazaki prefecture

Posted by Ohana_Matsumae 01:35 Archived in Japan Tagged food hiking ski snowboard hot seafood bears hokkaido otaru sapporo sushi gourmet kyushu genghis ramen spicy niseko hakodate miyazaki soup_curry genghis_khan kaisen_don seafood_don jigoku_ramen furano asahikawa hotate snow_festival yukimatsuri sapporo_tv_tower gyoza nobeoka takachiho karamen chicken_nanban japantravel Comments (0)

Ika Yaki

Ika Yaki

Ika yaki is one of many great foods in Osaka. You might of heard of the other kinds of yaki which Osaka serves like Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki but these two aren't the only food in Osaka which has the word "yaki" in it. Here I am going to introduce to all of you another great dish in Osaka called "Ika yaki". This dish is a fried squid and egg wrapped in a crepe like pancake served with Worcestershire sauce. Ikayaki is actually more like a dessert and you can find it mostly anywhere in Osaka. It is also a popular food during festivals. If you're up for a twist in your traditional dessert eating then this is for you to try.

Ikayaki I got from a supermarket.

Ikayaki I got from a supermarket.

Posted by Ohana_Matsumae 02:27 Archived in Japan Tagged tokyo osaka fish japan rice asia okinawa hokkaido nabe tohoku fukuoka sapporo hotpot sushi udon curry kyushu noodles shikoku kanazawa ramen sashimi okonomiyaki soba mochi chugoku kansai takoyaki somen yakisoba yaki ikayaki tonpeiyaki gyoza tenshinhan honshu hokuriku kanto chubu Comments (0)

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