Takoyaki Night of Dotonbori

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Dotonbori is a gastronomist street where restaurants, street hawkers and shops are stretching along the street. It is a foodie heaven of Osaka, a place where curious tourists wandering around day and night.

I felt freezing when walking around Dotonbori, 4 degree Celsius for early spring was just a cruel night. My stomach was singing a song of food every time I looked at cafes, restaurants and street hawkers. But I made up my mind before stepping out my hotel room. Tonight was takoyaki night. Nothing else matter (after a big bowl of Oyakodon, rice topped with egg and chicken).

There are so many takoyaki cafe in Dotonbori. Every store was crowded with customers, the queue was unbearable to watch. I kept walking down the street trying to find takoyaki cafe with shorter queue. Of course, it was a wishful thinking. Amongst all takoyaki cafes, I found one that was different from others where one screaming out “takoyaki, takoyaki”, the other person shouting Japanese words. I finally knew where to get my takoyaki: Creo-Ru. Creo-Ru Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki signboard (in roman alphabets) is impossible to miss.

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Takoyaki delectably made outside the cafe. Plus this place used so many takoyaki pans compared to other cafes. I first watched the making of takoyaki. After thousands of takoyaki in a year, I still admire the making of takoyaki, from flat to perfect round shape. It takes skillful hands to flip those takoyaki in the right time.

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It took only 10 minutes wait to get my takoyaki. Then I decided to take a short walk around the area. It was really a crowded night.

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I wanted to walk around much longer but the cold beaten up my body and spirit. Following spring style in Japan was not appropriate for a tropical girl. My spring jacket, light sweater and a heatech were not enough to shelter me from the cold of the night.

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Sushizanmai for sushi lovers.

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I walked through Shinsaibashi shopping district to reach the hotel. It was almost 9pm, the street still busy with passerby. I could hear Chinese, Thai and Korean in almost every corner of the street. It looked like I was a lonely Indonesian in famous Osaka tourists spot at that time. A lone walker in a chill night I was.

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Takoyaki was so delicious. Unlike usual takoyaki I normally buy in Tokyo, Creo-Ru takoyaki has a little bit taste of crab in the dough.

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Welcome to TiptoeingWorld, a blog by Mima Isono, a hyperactive mom with restless feet and wandering mind living in Seville, Spain. TiptoeingWorld is about Sevile, Travel and Lifestyle.

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