Cuisine

Kitsune Udon

Kitsune udon originated in Osaka. It was invented during the Meiji period (1868-1912) by the founder of a restaurant called Matsubaya in Minami Semba. Before starting his own business, Yotaro, the founder, ...

Tako-yaki

The most representative of local Osaka food is tako-yaki (small octopus dumplings). Tako-yaki is made by heating a mixture of flour and water with pieces of boiled octopus, chopped scallions and other ...

Okonomi-yaki

"Okonomi" means "as you like it," and represents the thinking behind another one of Osaka's popular dishes.


Shabu Shabu

This famous dish also originates in Osaka. Shabu-shabu is a nabe in which thinly sliced pieces of high quality beef are dipped into the boiling broth and removed while the meat is still rare or in accordance ...

Hakozushi

The kind of hand-squeezed sushi that is well known overseas is called Edo-mae sushi, and originates in what is now the Tokyo area.

Kushi-katsu

Developed in Osaka as an easier way to eat deep-fried pork cutlets, kushi-katsu are bite-sized chunks of meat or slices of vegetables stuck on a bamboo skewer and deep fried. Depending on what's underneath the ...