November 3, 2017
The 10 Best Popular Snacks You Must Buy in Osaka, Japan
Osaka is the second biggest city in Japan and many of you might have a chance to visit there. You tried local food, visited many tourist spots, and now you are ready to go home. Bue before that, have you tried Osaka local snacks? I’m going to introduce 10 delicious snacks you can’t miss in Osaka.
1. Jagarico Takoyaki Flavor
Jagarico is a pretty popular snack in Japan. In Osaka, you can get it with a limited flavor, Takoyaki! It’s great for souvenir and you can’t get this flavor in other areas in Japan.
Nae: Jagarico Takoyaki Flavor
2. Mangetsu Pon
This is a very common snack for people in Kansai area. It has a sweet and salty taste of sugar and soy sauce base, and each piece is baked by hand. If you find this snack, please try it!
Name: Mangetsu Pon
3. Iwa Okoshi
This is one of traditional snacks in Japan. It is like a rice cracker coated with syrup. Ginger and Brown sugar are used to flavor it, and it makes a perfect matching taste. Kids love it and elder people enjoy this snack as well.
Name: Iwa Okoshi
4. Okonomiyaki senbei
Okonomiyaki is a famous Osaka soul food and you can enjoy this taste with senbei (rice cracker). Ingredients of Okonomiyaki – pork, cabbage, shrimp and ginger are in this cracker, so it tastes just like a real Okonomiyaki.
Name: Okonomiyaki Senbei
5. Omoshiroi Koibito
This snack is produced by a comedian company Yoshimoto. “Shiroi Koibito” is a famous snack in Japan, and Yoshimoto twisted its name and flavor. Cream is sandwiched with two pieces of crackers, and the inside cream is Mitarashi flavor. (sugar and soy sauce)
Name: Omoshiroi Koibito
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6. Kaki no Tane Takoyaki Sauce Flavor
Kaki no Tane is a popular snack in Japan and it has many flavors. You might have seen Wasabi and Ume flavors. In Kansai area, you can get a limited flavor, Takoyaki Sauce. So don’t miss it!
Name: Kaki no Tane Takoyaki Sauce Flavor
7. Osaka Maeda Nyu Bolo
This is a very crispy and light texture snack. Once it goes into your mouth, it melts right away. It has been a popular snack for children and still loved by many people.
Name: Osaka Maeda Nyu Bolo
8. Chinchin Do Mayo-ala
This is an Osaka-only snack Arare, which is similar to a rice cake. It has unique flavors of: Uni mayonnaise, Mayo-mayonnaise and Tomato Basil mayonnaise. It’s a must-try!
Name: Chinchin Do Mayo-ala
9. Grand Calbee Potato Beat
Calbee’s potato chips are very standard potato chips in Japan. This item Potato Beat is their premium potato chips. They have flavors of salt, Hokkaido butter, Camembert cheese and etc. If you would like to buy it for a gift, a gift box with 6 flavors chips is available.
Name: Grand Calbee Potato Beat
10. Grico Button Doll
You know pocky is a popular Japanese snack. This button doll is a premier version of pocky. Compared to regular pocky, it is more flavorful and delicious. It’s a perfect gift!
Name: Grico Button Doll
Don’t forget to buy those Osaka snacks!
Before you head home, make sure to get these delicious snacks. These are just some of many other snacks you can find in Osaka. Enjoy finding your favorite one!