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14 March 2014

Osaka - Dotonbori Okonomiyaki

Tempat Asalnya Okonomiyaki

Dotonbori Okonomiyaki Restaurant


Salah satu menu wajib untuk dicoba di Osaka selain Takoyaki adalah Okonomiyaki. Hari pertama kita tiba di Osaka, kita membeli tiket terusan subway 2 day pass seharga 2700 yen atau sekitar Rp 300.000.
Biaya ini cukup murah, karena selain tiket subwaynya sudah termasuk dalam kota Osaka, kita juga mendapat beragam obyek wisata, serta discount.
Discount nya juga berbeda dengan negara-negara lain yang ala kadar dan sekedar jebakan turis seperti tokok suvenir atau sejenis, di sini diskonnya diberikan untuk obyek wisata juga, termasuk tempat onsen / pemandian air panas, taman hiburan dan Universal Studio.



One of two food that is a must in Osaka is Okonomiyaki, and in case you're wondering the other is Takoyaki :D

We stayed a total of three days here, and choosing to use the two day subway pass. It's a great bargain, considering for 2700 yen, you'd get to ride subway around Osaka, and also a bunch of free entry to the tourist site, and a lot of discount.
This discount isn't the typical tourist trap though, which usually just consists of souvenir shops and shopping malls. This discount is given with genuine interest of travelers, where you can get discounted price to enter some onsens / hot bath, amusement parks and the famous Osaka Universal Studio.





Dotonbori Area

Osaka Dotonbori

Osaka Dotonbori - Sweet Shop

Dotonbori River
Info tentang two day pass bisa dilihat di sini  http://www.osaka-info.jp/osp/en/free/free.html
Akan saya bahas lebih dalam di post berikutnya, sekaligus tentang river cruise di sini yang bisa didapat dengan gratis kalau membeli paket subway di atas.


The info about Osaka Two Day Pass can be browsed here : http://www.osaka-info.jp/osp/en/free/free.html
I'm not going to dwell much about it, since it's gonna be thoroughly described on my next post, along with the Dotonbori river cruise, which is free if you get the 2 day pass package. 

Okonomiyaki Restaurant

Dotonbori Okonomiyaki Restaurant
Menunya di sini cukup sederhana, tertera dalam bahasa Jepang dan Inggris, dengan deskripsi singkat. Pilihannya antara Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki serta beberapa olahan masakan sederhana lainnya, dimasak di pemanggang ala teppanyaki yang besar. Harga berkisar mulai 800 hingga 2000 yen, dengan kurs 115 rupiah per yen.


The menu here is quite simple, you get a choice of some sauteed dishes, Takoyaki and of course, Okonomiyaki. It's cooking method is similar to Teppanyaki, with big flat surface grill of iron griddle. The price varies from 800 to 1200 yen.

Dotonbori Okonomiyaki


Kitchen - Okonomiyaki Restaurant Dotonbori

Condiments

Dotonbori Okonomiyaki Restaurant - Pork and Bean Sprout
Masakan yang satu ini daging babi dipanggang dengan saus manis, gurih dan sedikit pedas, enak dan unik. Tidak pernah menemukan hidangan serupa di Surabaya. Rasa dagingnya manis dan tauge-nya pun renyah. Dimasak dalam aluminium foil, dan saat dibuka aromanya langsung menggugah nafsu makan.


This here is a pork, sauteed togather with beansprout. It tastes sweet and savory with a hint of spiciness. I've never had this in Surabaya, so it's quite an experience. They presented the dish in an aluminum foil, and when it's pried open, thick smoke and delicious aroma filled the air.


 
Dotonbori Okonomiyaki
Berhubung dari kecil sudah dicekoki manga Jepang,  jadinya langsung tahu kalau Okonomiyaki yang terkenal dari Osaka. Sebetulnya ada beberapa varian Okonomiyaki, tapi yang paling terkenal biasanya dari Osaka, gaya masak Okonomiyaki yang biasanya kita temui di Indonesia mengikuti yang Osaka.
Rasa Okonomiyaki yang satu ini sangat enak, di bagian luar renyah, dengan saus tonkatsu yang asin asam dan gurih, dibalut mayones. Bagian dalamnya masih agak creamy dan meleleh di mulut. 


Satu lagi Okonomiyaki yang jarang diketahui, tapi tidak kalah enak dengan yang Osaka adalah Okonomiyaki Hiroshima, bedanya yang varian Hiroshima menggunakan bahan lebih banyak, dan ada mie-nya. Berikut video favorit saya tentang Okonomiyaki Hiroshima, diunggah oleh morijinn




Okonimiyaki is well known and famous around the world, but what you may not know, there's a few variants of Okonomiyaki. One is the famous Osaka style which are usually what you'd get in your local restaurant. The other is the super large Okonomiyaki with noodle, which is Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki.
The one I tried of course, since I'm in Osaka, is the previous one. It tastes superb, tangy delicious and savory at once, with crunchy texture and creamy taste. It's one of my favorite dish.

If you're also interested in the Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki, I've also posted one of my favorite youtube video about it above. The video was uploaded by
morijinn


Osaka Okonomiyaki (Dotonbori)



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