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by Danny Taing March 21, 2017 1 Comment

Many people believe that Tokyo produces the most delicious and authentic food in Japan, but if you were to ask any Japanese foodie, they would undoubtedly assert that it’s Osaka! A city bursting with energy, culture, and character, Osaka is truly a one-of-a-kind destination from freshly grilled Okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake) and Takoyaki (pan-fried octopus balls) to strolling around beautiful Osaka Castle. For this month, to help you experience the fun, vibrant food culture of “Gluttonous Osaka”, we’ve curated a delicious assortment of snacks from Japan’s gourmet capital such as Okonomiyaki Senbei, Osaka Caramel Cake, Rich Baked Chocolate, and many other Osakan delights!

April Bokksu: Gluttonous Osaka

Often referred to as Tokyo’s rival city, Osaka lies in the heart of the Kansai region. It is the third largest city in Japan by population, after Tokyo and Yokohama. Osaka was one of the first cities in Japan to industrialize due its proximity to and frequent trade with continental Asia, which helped it earn its moniker “City of Merchants.” Formerly known as Naniwa (難波), Osaka was the capital of ancient Japan and has a long, illustrious history. It is also home to countless forms of art and entertainment, such as Kabuki (歌舞伎) and Bunraku (文楽).

Bunraku

Osakans are known to be straightforward and friendly people who take great pride in speaking in their colorful dialect, Kansai-ben (関西弁). Kansai-ben is known for its distinct and sometimes humorous expressions and is often a source of entertainment in many Japanese comedy routines, which is why most of the popular comedians in Japan are originally from Osaka. Not only do the Osakans value warmth and friendliness, but they also have a keen sense of humor!

Osaka Food Market

Though Osaka contains rich history and culture, Osaka is most famous for being the gourmet capital of Japan, which is why the city won the title of Tenka no Daidokoro (天下の台所, the nation’s kitchen). Osaka’s city motto, Kuidaore (食い倒れ), literally means “eat until you drop”. This saying perfectly applies to eating in Osaka, where delicious cuisine is available anywhere, anytime, and at very reasonable prices. For example, two of Osaka’s most delicious signature dishes are Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き, have-it-your-way pancake with cabbage and other savory ingredients) and Takoyaki (たこ焼き, bite-sized balls of octopus and wheat batter).

Okonomiyaki

Takoyaki

The snacks we’ve handpicked for this month are curated around well-known foods of Osaka or are sourced directly from Osaka. They all taste as scrumptious as they look, so I am excited to give you some tasty sneak peeks of our April Bokksu:

  Osaka Chocolate Egg

Osaka Chocolate Egg
大阪チョコたまご

Rich Baked Chocolate

Rich Baked Chocolate
濃厚ベイクドチョコラ

Osaka Caramel Cake

Osaka Caramel Cake
大阪キャラメルプリンケーキ

Okonomiyaki Senbei

Okonomiyaki Senbei
お好み焼きせんべえ

Takoyaki Corn Puffs

Takoyaki Corn Puffs
元祖たこやき亭 まろやかソース味

This month, let Bokksu take you on a gourmet journey to the nation’s kitchen by subscribing now to reserve your April Bokksu before they sell out!

Happy snacking!

Danny Taing
Danny Taing

Danny is the Founder of Bokksu, which is the culmination of his passions for delicious foods and Japanese culture. He spent four years living and working in Japan, where he often traveled to different regions and tried as many local snacks as he could find.


1 Response

momo
momo

March 23, 2017

hi~ i’d like to try bokksu! thinking of switching my monthly subscription to something that has stuff I can’t get at the local japanese grocery :) If I want to try for one month, do you recommend just getting the 1 month box and then getting a longer sub from there?? Or is there a intro box that’s smaller/cheaper one can try? I did get the coupon so would be fine with the 1 month! just want to make sure there aren’t any other offerings. yoroshiku~

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