It might not be hard to find enormous sushi in Tokyo, or a pearl of a saki saloon, but where would you go for best available okonomiyaki flannel-cakes, takoyaki octopus projectiles, gold ice-cream or udon noodles?
Winning gratuity: Takoyaki, Nishiki Market, Kyoto
Ive eaten the most rarefied dinners of my life in Japan, but its hard to beat the charms of a 2 component of takoyaki fluffy projectiles of eggy batter ornamented with boiled octopus, ginger and spring onion in a polystyrene tray. These are anointed with takoyaki sauce( Japans answer to HP) and mayonnaise, then sprinkled with dried pink bonito( skipjack tuna) flecks, which contort in the hot emanating from the molten core. You spear each pellet with a notched cocktail stick and nibble while trying to avoid singing your cheeks. Its like eating mouthfuls of octopus-flavoured gloom. Osaka devised them, but you can find them pretty much everywhere in Japan. Among best available are the ones served in Kyotos Nishiki Market, where you buy air tickets from a vending machine before residence your prescribe with the concoct juggling the golden balls.
Tofu temple, Kyoto
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