Japanese Street Food Tour in Osaka, Japan

Alright guys well we have an exciting video
for you today. It is going to be all about the street food. We are here in Osaka (大阪市) in Dōtonbori
(道頓堀) which is famous for nightlife and street food. We have come here in the middle of the day. We’re going to turn this into our lunch. Yep. And just try as many Japanese snacks and dishes
as possible. Japanese street food for you guys. Okay so time for our very first snack. And we are starting with something sweet. This is called Taiyaki (鯛焼き) and it
is basically a pancake shaped like a fish. So we got two different varieties. They have the classic which is stuffed with
red bean paste. Right. This is made with adzuki beans. Yep. And this other one is stuffed with sweet potato. So yeah this should be tasty. So I’m going to start with the red bean paste
first. Let’s bite into this little fish. Mwah! Right into its head. Mmmm. A lethal blow. Oh, hot. Piping hot! They made it right fresh for us guys. The bean paste. Oh that burns. That is burning? Mmm. What does it taste like thought? The dough is really nice. It reminds me of waffle batter. Yep. Like that kind of flavor. It is really nice. Is it fairly sweet? You know what it gets all the sweetness from
the red bean paste. Right. That is the predominant flavor in this. But yeah I really like this. Let’s wait and see what this one is all about. So I’m also going to try the red bean one
first as well. Let’s see. Oh that is so good. I’ve had these before and I’ve never had one
that has been so generously stuffed yeah with red beans. This one is just oozing with red bean paste. Look at that guys. Just oozing with red bean paste. And this is also a popular snack in Korea. Yeah. That is where I’ve seen it before. Exactly. We’ve had these in Korea so that is where
I first tried it. But it is my first time to have it in Japan
and it is delicious. Like oh my gosh it is like this would be the
perfect winter food. Like I could just imagine like walking outside
on a snowy day or a cold day and having this piping hot. Oh my gosh. So now Sam is going to try the sweet potato
one first. Sweet potato one let’s try that. Oh wow. Again it is so good. It is really sweet but this has a smoother
consistency than the bean paste. Oh! So I think I might even like this one better. Wow. Look at that. Mmmm. What do you think? This one is smoother. It is smoother huh. I see what you mean. Wow. That is quite good. It is really good. Yeah and um speaking of prices. This one stuffed with sweet potato was 200
Yen and the other one stuffed with red bean paste was a 180 Yen. So the red bean paste is a little bit cheaper. Slightly cheaper. Just by a few cents. Yeah. But yeah this is quite good. In my opinion it is worth trying them both
though. Yes. Do. And they have other flavors. Yeah. You can get chocolate, you can get custard. I know. You can make a whole snack why not sample
a few. A whole meal out of it. Okay so next up we have found a place serving
Kushikatsu (串カツ). Round two guys of street food guys. So this is Kushikatsu (串カツ). This is basically they are fried skewers. Kushi means skewer. Mmhmm. Katsu means meat. Yeah. But the interesting thing is that you can
have um things that are beyond just meat. Yes. Like you can get fish. You can see here there is a whole meat section. Yeah. There is seafood. You can also do vegetables and what is considered
other. Yeah. So I’ll just a read a few of these for you. So for instance you can get cheese done. Uh huh. You can also get something like Chinese yam. I saw quail eggs. Quail eggs. There is something called fish paste tube. I have no idea what that is. There is even chorizo. Look there is even banana with chocolate. So basically the individual pieces are dipped
in egg and then they’re coated in crumbs and then they’re deep-fried and yeah this is what
they should look like when they arrive at the table. Oh! So the Kushikatsu (串カツ) have arrived
at the table. If you take a look down here we ordered an
assorted tray which comes with 10 pieces. It was 1200 Yen and yeah we decided let them
surprise us. We don’t know what we’re having. We don’t even know. Technically you could order off the menu individually
what you want to have but we thought this would work. Prices range from like 80 to 200 Yen on the
menu depending how fancy the ingredients. Exactly. And there is one very strict rule here at
this restaurant. What is that? You have the sauce. You can only dip once. Yes. That means no double dipping. No triple dipping. No like taking a bite exactly and oh I want
more sauce dip it in some more. If you want more sauce there is cabbage. Yes. What you do is take the cabbage leaf. Right. And almost use it like a spoon. Yep. To pour some sauce on your stick. What an ingenious way of doing things. Yeah. That is just incredible. So I think we should dig in because this is
looking pretty good. So I’ve had my eye on this one because it
is one of the few things I can identify. This is lotus root for sure. Lotus root. So I’m going to take it for a really good
dunk. Take it for a swim. Since I only get one chance. One shot. And then we bite into it. Mmmm. Oh wow. Have I ever had lotus root? This is very sweet. This is a flavor I’m not really familiar with. That is fascinating. Mmmm. Trying new things here. It is like sweet and almost floral. Wow. That is really interesting. Sam’s turn over here. Yes and this is a bit of a giveaway. It looks like shrimp. It sure looks like a shrimp. Alright I’m taking it for a gigantic swim. Duh da duh. Look at it swimming. Da da duh. Just keep swimming. Oh that is so juicy. That shrimp is so juicy and I love the breaded
crispiness of the batter. This is awesome we just started. We just started. We just begun. So I’m going to grab another one. This looks like fish don’t fail me. And I’m going to demonstrate how you can use
your little cabbage leaf for scooping. So I haven’t dipped it at all. Let’s make it happen. But look. Look at that. It works out. Woah. Quite well. Zero contamination. Because the cabbage has like these little
pockets and ridges that collect the sauce. It collects it really nicely. So yeah give that a shot. Mmmm. What do you think? Yeah. This one is good. Is it good? I do like this one. I like it because I can identify it. Yum. I always feel safer eating something I can
identify. Hahaha. So we found our next snack. This is our third snack here in Dōtonbori
(道頓堀). And we found a gyoza (餃子) stand so we
ordered up a little tray. This was 400 Yen and you get 8 pieces. So yeah and they also gave it to us with a
bit of lime. I’ve never had gyoza (餃子) with lime before
but we were like why not. Why not. So I’ve squeezed a little bit of that on top
and this is still steaming. This is piping hot. They prepared it fresh right in front of us. Wow. What do you think? Mmmm. Is it good? That is good. Yeah? Wow. You know what? What? It needs soy sauce. It needs more soy sauce. It needs a bit of soy sauce. I just need that saltiness when I’m having
gyoza (餃子). There we go. Oh look at all of that. That is mandatory. You drowned it in there. Drowning it in there. So now, now things should be right. And I’m sure glad that we’re eating it under
cover. Like it is chucking it down right now in terms
of rain. So much rain. Yeah. Look at this, this is like falling apart right
in my chopsticks. Yeah. Yeah, I have to say the nice thing about this
market. Mmmm. Is that you have some covered sections so
you can visit even on a rainy day. Oh how is that? I love how crispy it is on the outside but
it is super juicy in the inside. Yeah. Some of the juiciest gyoza I’ve ever had before. It is really tasty. I like it a lot. (Speaking Japanese) (Rain sounds) And when it rains in Osaka (大阪市) it
pours. It pours. Oh my gosh how the weather has changed today. So lucky we brought our umbrellas. But anyways we are moving on to our 4th dish
right now. And we have something called Takoyaki (たこ焼き
/ 蛸焼). Takoyaki (たこ焼き / 蛸焼) is basically
a ball shaped snack. It is made with batter. It has chopped up octopus. It has pickled ginger. Um and then once it is ready they put on a
bit of barbecue sauce, some mayo and these little things that you see moving around. That is bonito flakes. It is fish flakes. Yes. Um the first time I saw that I was like is
this alive. Hahaha. I know. I’m eating something that is still moving. It is like why is it moving? But yeah this should be tasty. So I forgot to mention but this is actually
a dish that originated in Osaka (大阪市) in the 30s so if you come here like you have
to try Takoyaki (たこ焼き / 蛸焼). It is just mandatory. How could you not? Look at these little balls. It is one of the most iconic food items you
can try in Osaka (大阪市). Yeah. For sure. For sure. And they are so like malleable. Wow, look at that. Look at that. So let’s bite into it. It is performance art watching them prepare
it too. It is quite impressive. Oh man I should not blow on it the flakes
are like flying away. Piping hot huh? Piping hot. So my impressions. I thought this ball was going to be a lot
more solid but now that I’ve bitten into it inside it is just very juicy. It is still very like moist and mushy and
gooey. And a little bit mushy. Yeah. Wow. So it s definitely something that you can’t
just be eating with your hand. You need chopsticks or like a little toothpick
or something. Yeah, exactly. Otherwise it would just disintegrate. Exactly. Let’s have one more bite. And you can see the chunks for octopus as
well. There it is. The octopus, a little bit of chopped chives. It is pretty tasty I have to say. Oh wow you can see it. And the price for this we paid 450 Yen and
you get 6 pieces. Good stuff huh? Alright mister. Let’s try this. The takoyaki (たこ焼き / 蛸焼). Piping hot. In he goes. Mmmm. Zooming into that face. Mmmmm. Will he like it? Will he not. Oh I really like it. You are right this is the mushiest kind we’ve
ever tried before. Yeah. We’ve had more crispy kind. And we’ve also had ones that have been prepackaged
and they’ve almost been a little dry. So this feels a lot more like the real deal. Like the more authentic type of yeah local
dish that it is meant to be. It is so flavorful and good. Yeah with that sauce and the mayo and the
flakes. I love it. Good stuff. I love it. Alright. Yes. Last but not least yep. We need dessert. Moving on to dessert. So take a look at this guys it is melting
quickly. I’ve got a big scoop of vanilla ice cream
(Monaka – 最中). Yes. I have red bean paste. Red bean paste and then I have uh an outer
shell here. Nice. It looks crunchy. So let’s try that. It looks good. Mmmm. How is that? That is nice. Oh yeah. And as Sam finishes off the ice cream the
price for that was a 160 Yen. Good value. Not bad. Alright so Sam had ice cream. I am having Warabimochi (蕨餅). And I kind of have to assemble this myself. So the mochi (餅 – もち) comes in this
little plastic container. Yep. Oh that almost looks like jelly. Yeah. And then we’re going to have to add this powder
on top. Brilliant. Let’s do it. So this mochi (餅 – もち) is our last Japanese
dessert. Yeah. On this street food tour. Yes. This is the very last food item from this
Japanese street food tour here in Osaka. Mmmm. Kind of sad. Wow. That is very gentle mochi (餅 – もち). Yeah. I’ve been eating a lot of mochi since we arrived
in Japan. Yep. This one is clear in color. Yep. And it is more jelly-like. Yep. It just moves more. It is softer. It is squirmy. Hahaha. It is nice. And I really like it with this powder that
we’ve added on top. And this one was what 260? Mmmm. This one was 280. Oh 280 sorry. 280. So a bit more than yours. Yep. But it is a very mild sweetness. It is a nice dessert to finish off with. Excellent choice. It is time to say goodbye. Urgh. Goodbye. It is always sad when the street food tour
is ending. Yeah. Because we just love street food so much. And I have to admit this is the first time
we’ve ever filmed street food in the rain so it was an interesting procedure. Hahaha. Anyways we really enjoyed this street food
tour here in Osaka (大阪市) and if you want to see more Japanese food and travel
content stay tuned because we have a lot more coming. Bye for now.

100 comments on “Japanese Street Food Tour in Osaka, Japan”

  1. Rio Candra says:

    oh yay, you guys finally went to Japan! i always wanted to see your japan videos!

  2. prinniesforeveryone says:

    I can tell they're Canadian off the bat because they're fucking annoying and beta

  3. John Smithee says:

    Been here since 40,000 subscribers. Happy how much this channel has grown!!

  4. inaba marimo says:


  5. Yeaaoh says:


  6. kebita kibio says:

    大阪でその帽子 ナイスやw

  7. 度可一 says:

    Beer is necessary for GYOZA&TAKOYAKI

  8. ルイトムクン says:

    Thank you for coming to Japan! There are lots of other delicious things so please eat various things!

  9. Experience Japan says:

    If you are coming to tokyo
    Check out our foodie tour

  10. Marco Cruz says:

    But seriously why is it moving?That got me intrigued.

  11. Holly H says:

    Oh my what state is the accent from 😱

  12. BOON says:

    Disgustingly offensive statement of how they compare Taiyaki to crap they ate in korea. Osaka is the bottom END of Japan because of all the koreans living there with the stupid chinese immigrants that ruined Japan`s economy with the highest umemployment rate and welfare populations in the whole Japan. I personally hate Osaka for being so Unjapanese. It is almost like little fake Japan that koreans and chinese made with their communist DNA. たい焼き味を韓国で最初に味わった? 何て最低は表現だろうか? 今日本と反日コリアン、朝鮮は戦争の最中にこう言うコメントされて、見ている人は嫌な思いをするでしょうね! だからケトウ嫌いなんだよ! 必ず人種差別的な話方するからな!

  13. amin chokri says:

    plz stop trying both the same thing

  14. mimo m says:


  15. 田中あきら says:


  16. MICKY14192 says:


  17. Adam Knows says:

    Learn more about Osaka at http://firstmanknows.com/content/places/osaka/beginner

  18. Lizzel Rean says:

    Niña , todo lo que te comes se te va para el trasero , parecen los jamones de una chancla ……

  19. だっくぱんだ says:


  20. 清水弘一 says:


  21. hmt5oo hmt5oo says:

    What.s life 😀😀
    I am glad that your guys spreading the love and peace around the globe one destination at the time.
    Please … visiting Tokyo in few months…share street food and hidden local restaurant with us..
    Try to improve the conversation in the video beside 😀😀😀yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

  22. nabe says:


  23. K OSAKA says:


  24. 谷本聡子 says:


  25. ha ka says:

    阪神タイガースの帽子 そして大阪探索 良くわかっていらっしゃる 画質が超綺麗ですね 細かいところまで本気度が伝わってきます

  26. Tina NG says:

    I love you guys, and oooh dear so hungry now😘

  27. 小夜子, says:

    please come to japan again👋

  28. suezou says:


  29. Naka renren says:

    Next time,please come to Nishinari when you come to Japan!
    There are lots of cheap and delicious food!

  30. Brett Smith says:

    What was your favorite? I think I have I'd want to try the dumplings or the fish shaped pancakes withe red bean paste.

  31. ジョニー岡田 says:


  32. MENMEN TANTAN says:

    For Taiyaki. I would recommend you to comply with Green Tea.

  33. MENMEN TANTAN says:

    Osaka is the most sophisticated place for this kind of Japanese culture. I wold guarantee you had a research at the deepest swamp(place)

  34. Kayo Dozono says:


  35. 人修羅 says:

    ワオ!どれもこれもおいしそうだね。(イタリア 男性 21歳)

  36. Jaguar Vicky says:

    Taiyaki is a food that everyone at Aerosmith liked very much.

  37. ファンp says:


  38. Booger TB says:

    I love the editing so well done, this is like a tv show to me, you guys are fun 💘

  39. Jackie Loui says:

    Liked your food tour, but it would have been better if you had researched all of the dishes in advance. That way, you could explain the ingredients in all of the dishes you showcased. Warabi is a fern plant whose shoots can be cooked and eaten. The brown powder that came with the warabi mochi was most likely kinako, a powder made from roasted soybeans that has a naturally, mildly sweet taste. It's a bit peanutty in flavor. So many of Japan's foods are derived from plants, are high in fiber & protein, and low in sugar. 😉

  40. 藤りんご says:


  41. eLem3nT says:

    That girl is alright lookin =)

  42. GGjoe says:

    The Japanese subtitles are kinda weird! But it’s still understandable. Anyhow, I’m happy you guys enjoying staying in Osaka😃

  43. imisslola321 says:

    wanted to see you eat till you finished up! specially Gyouza!! don’t talk so much, just show us eat till you finish….then it’ll be good

  44. seechan see says:

    和訳が面白い( ˶˙º˙˶ ) 日本人が喋る英語は海外の方はこう感じてるのではないですか?不思議な文法‪𐤔𐤔‬ とても面白いです

  45. 金欠 says:


  46. Private Private says:

    Don't forget about the Little Tokyo/China-town/Korea-town in Los Angeles, CA (424)269-8492

  47. Suay Hughes says:

    I also like street food.🥞🥞🥪🥪

  48. Mountana Berry says:

    It seems like the life in Japan are way too expensive and that Country only good for rich people

  49. Mesker Md says:

    I AM SOOO DOING DOTONBORI when I get there in May 2019! I can hardly wait to see Japan.

    Greetings from Brazil!

  50. 満賀道雄 says:


  51. GGOcchan says:

    Thank you from Japan.

  52. Andrei Soare says:

    Audrey ,you are a beauryful lady !
    I please you ,don 't put you the ring in nose anymore !

  53. YOCOSU KENT says:

    Too long comment on each food. The shorter the better ,simple is the best. Then you can upload much more food,I guess. Yet nice and cool Vid.

  54. beans wasted says:

    Oh, HANSHIN TIGERS cap!!
    How did you know HANSHIN?
    I wanna know this.

  55. David Nguyen says:

    Lotus root is always yummy! It is good in cooking, snacking, deserting etc.

  56. TRICK MASTER says:

    Hey Sam is the girl with u Audrey

  57. TRICK MASTER says:

    2:40 was it better than pani puri that u had in India

  58. MENMEN TANTAN says:

    As OSAKA streets culture is such a deep maniac one, Once you were involved it would difficult to escape.
    Osaka people were more or less (OUTSTANDING) or crazy, = this is common opinion from Non-Osaka people.

  59. MENMEN TANTAN says:

    If His Baseball Cap were changed to 'Tigers' every people would judge Oh He already exceeded the 'Break Even Point' There is no way back to normal culture.

  60. Tahta says:

    I love how you guys enjoy trying new food. You guys have no fear for food you don't know, and I like the attitude♡

  61. kawasakimasaki says:


  62. david bazeley says:

    S&A, Your music has reached a new level.
    First noticed it in Capsule Hotel video. It's an area where a lot of vloggers collapse.
    Old Traveller from Oz 🇭🇲

  63. SM Reyes says:

    I just love the way you react on good food 🥰

  64. Yuko Mattingly says:

    Oh my goodness, your Youtube is killing me, I'm so hungry now. I almost regretted that I married with an American husband. LOL I've been living in U.S for 32 years now. I miss my country and good foods. Thanks for sharing, you guys are great!!

  65. churros1919 says:

    Thak you for choosing Japan as a travel destination. We'll wait for you to come again.

  66. オヤジデラックス says:


  67. オヤジデラックス says:


  68. usaosakan says:

    Hanshin Tigers. I like your hat.

  69. The Last Neanderthal says:

    I absolutely love takoyaki. I could eat that as my only meal the whole day. The octopus one to me is the best. I was i n Japan 30 years ago on a Scietific Symposium. Very few people spoke English then. Still I had a great time. Japan is a very polite society.

  70. john vonburg says:


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  72. Thomas Ma says:

    Osaka definitely my next vacation 😂

    Nice video. 😎

  73. k lennon says:


  74. James Minton says:

    You guys are awesome! Thank you for making such a cool video of Osaka aka my wife's home town (^^)/

  75. 度可一 says:

    Osaka food is cheap, unique and cheap

  76. 度可一 says:

    beer! It's a beer for gyoza!beer! It's a beer for gyoza!

  77. sotetsu204 says:


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  81. 広子肩幅 says:


  82. Robert Symonds says:

    come to Kurashiki !!

  83. Robert Symonds says:

    Love the music choice, especially from SC

  84. Robert Symonds says:

    Great video. My wife An I are in the process of moving back to Kurashiki. Japan. her home town. Osaka is such a cool city. I love it. I invite you both to our home.. Great videos from you both

  85. m urt says:


  86. STUDIO Delsol says:


  87. バナナ粉 says:

    Do you like Japan ?
    How many times have you ever been to Japan?

  88. R Mocha says:

    Loves how you guys try to eat many foods in Japan. 🙂 Any plans for visiting other prefectures?

  89. niagara-grape says:


  90. Raquel May says:

    Do you guys live in Japan 🇯🇵?

  91. abc xyz says:

    Do they actually reuse that sauce that other people have been dipping their food in? If not, why would it matter if you double dipped at your own table if you paid for the sauce?

  92. かずみん says:


  93. lauren bouchie says:

    I just started watching your channel…Loving it! I must say though, you guys sure can eat a lot an is there anything that you don't like? lol

  94. Mansaku's soba noodle restaurant says:

    Hi I’m Mansaku in Tokyo.Your video is cool !Replace channel subscribe to each other.💕😍👍❤️😃

  95. Poison Ivy says:

    As soon as the Ghibli amusement park finishes im THERE!

  96. shin g says:

    8:27 Gyoza, Incredible low price.

  97. Maike Vogt-Lueerssen says:

    Who is choosing the music for your videos, Sam or Audrey? I can only say: A genius is at work!!! Super!!!

  98. Patty Orozco says:

    I’m new to your videos ! Can’t wait to see all the good food !

  99. 犬野良 says:

    If you can come to Nara, Japan, go to Oomiwa Shrine. Powerspot in Japan.

  100. Mizuho K. says:

    Thank you for coming Osaka..You guys enjoy street foods more than us.

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