8 Street Foods You Must Try When Visiting Japan

Takoyaki: These are ball-shaped snacks made of wheat flour batter filled with minced or diced octopus, tempura scraps, pickled ginger, and green onion, topped with takoyaki sauce, mayonnaise, green laver

Okonomiyaki: Often referred to as Japanese savory pancakes or Japanese pizza, it's made with flour, eggs, shredded cabbage, meat (usually pork or seafood), and a variety of toppings and condiments.

Yakitori: Grilled chicken skewers seasoned with salt or sauce, often served with tare sauce or salt and sometimes with garlic or wasabi.

Taiyaki: A fish-shaped cake filled with red bean paste, custard, or other fillings.

Yakisoba: Stir-fried noodles with vegetables, meat, and a sweet and savory sauce, often served with pickled ginger and mayonnaise.

Karaage: Japanese-style fried chicken, marinated in a mix of soy sauce, garlic, and ginger, then coated in flour or potato starch before frying.

Dango: Skewered rice dumplings, often served with sweet soy sauce or a sweet glaze.

Kakigori: Shaved ice dessert flavored with syrup, condensed milk, and sometimes fruits or sweet beans.

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