Kukuru (Universal Citywalk): Osaka 2017

We probably all know takoyaki (round balls of grilled batter stuffed with pieces of octopus) from street vendors at night markets. But in Japan (and particularly Osaka), these hot and puffy treats are serious business.

While we were at the Universal Citywalk in Osaka, we came across their Takoyaki Museum. We’ve been to the Odaiba Takoyaki Museum in Tokyo before and this setup is very similar.

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There are a number of different takoyaki stands here but, since we had just had a huge meal at Eggs ‘n Things, we were only looking for a snack and headed over to Kukuru to pick up 4 pieces for 400円.

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One of the fun things is watching them grill up your takoyaki in the takoyaki-ki (the pan that’s used for grilling the takoyaki).


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In short course, our takoyaki arrived on a small wooden boat. It’s always striking how the light bonito flakes dance around on top of the piping hot octopus balls.


Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Konohana-ku, Shimaya, 6 Chome-2-61


Posted on January 16, 2018, in Japanese, Restaurant Review, Seafood and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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