We ate a lot of interesting foods in Osaka Japan, but the most interesting were the delicious crazy pancakes at Kogasin on Tenjinbashi Shopping Street. Watch our video to see what they’re all about.
As we walked down the seemingly endless Tenjinbashi Shopping Street in Osaka, our anticipation grew as we approached Kogasin. We had heard about their crazy pancakes that combine two Japanese classics, the okonomiyaki and the taiyaki, to create the ultimate Osaka snack food – the okonomitaiyaki. But really, how good could they taste?
As it turns out, the whimsical sandwiches live up to their hype. Shaped like fish and stuffed with cabbage and meat, the okonomitaiyaki are the ultimate finger food. We tasted three (for research purpose) and loved them all, though the winning flavor was bacon and egg, a literal and figurative flavor explosion.
Leave it to the snack food geniuses of Osaka to reinvent the wheel or, in this case, the taiyaki.
Taiyaki stands in Osaka are ubiquitous and generally offer fish-shaped pancakes stuffed with two filling choices – red bean and sweet potato. Kogasin is a refreshing change of pace that is not only imaginative but also super tasty. We were in our happy place as we munched on “McFishles” while playful Japanese music pumped through the snack shop’s sound system.
If you’ve never visited Osaka, or Japan for that matter, a visit to shops like Kogasin will fill your heart with glee and satisfy your taste buds as only great Japanese food can.
Delicious Crazy Pancakes in Osaka Japan Video
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Kogasin is located at 1 Chome-18-13 Tenjinbashi, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 530-0041, Japan.
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