Best Street Food in JAPAN


1. Takoyaki

Takoyaki literally defined as ball-shaped Japanese snack which made of batter and octopus. Without a doubt, this is the most popular street food in Japan. You can see it everywhere on the street in Japan. There are a lot of well-established takoyaki specialty restaurant in Japan too. Although it may be a little bit bizarre to hear the octopus in the dish, but it is surprisingly scrumptious and it may be a perfect snack to eat while you are sight-seeing on the street.

2. Bento

Bento is absolutely convenient and easy-to-take for each and everyone. And it is filled with single portion home-packed meal in Japanese cuisine like rice, grilled fish, pickled vegetables as well as miso soup. It can be found everywhere like convenience stores, railway stations, department stores and bento shops. Some of the bento even decorated to look like people, animals and monuments. It is absolutely too cute to eat.

3. Senbai

Senbai is a kind of rice crackers which cooked over a charcoal grill and comes with plethora of shapes, sizes and flavor both sweet and savory. It is made of mochigome rice which make them lighter. It is crispy and crunchy in texture and everyone love it. Senbai are often eat with green tea as a casual snack and usually wrapped with a layer of nori.

4. Taiyaki

Taiyaki is a fish-shaped pancake which commonly filled with red bean paste which made of sweetened azuki beans, custard, chocolate or sweet potato. There are also savory version of taiyaki which filled with sausages and vegetables. Taiyaki batter consists of flour, baking soda, salt and sugar. It is cooked in a fish-shaped molds and cooked until golden-brown.

5. Dango

Dango is a dumplings with glutinous rice flour and water. It comes with sweet and savory flavors. It is often served on a skewer and eat with soy sauce. There are a variety of dango which are named after seasoned it. There are a lot of dango stalls outside The Shinto shrines.