Wait what?27 September, 2011 by Chad
Mostly everyone ought to be familiar with regular ol’ Takoyaki. The Osakan snack has long spread across the globe as a signature Japanese dish. But surely this soup takoyaki has got to be one of the lesser known variants.
Takoyaki, the savory fried octopus balls most enjoy with a generous topping of crispy bonito flakes is probably the last thing you’d expect to find served soggy. But we found this street side vendor outside Osakako Station serving bowls of soup takoyaki.
The elderly store owner must have seen her fair share of foreigners passing by these streets. She chatted up all stray tourists who had curiously stopped by her shop this evening.
It’s kind of hard to imagine it being a regular choice, but soup takoyaki can be found and appreciated over in its city of origin. Perhaps it was cold rainy days like this that give it its purpose?
In fact, the soup takoyaki was actually a pretty nice snack. Considering that most of Osaka’s specialties tend to be deep fried, a more hearty dish like this makes for a welcome change.
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