[Sightseeing in Osaka] Available in Train Stations and Airports! 7 Souvenirs that Undoubtedly Represent Osaka
If you go sightseeing in Osaka, you will definitely want to bring home some Osaka souvenir)s With that, here are seven Osaka souvenirs that locals undoubtedly love which are available in Shin-Osaka Station, Kansai Airport and Itami Airport!
- Bring along these exquisite takoyaki that are so rich in taste!
- Bite-size gyoza that you will find yourself indulging on
- Osaka’s authentic okonomiyaki as dessert!
- Traditional sweets that have been handed down from generation to generation in Osaka
- Enjoy the bite-size pieces of dumplings filled with salty-sweet sauce!
- A classic souvenir that locals apparently eat once a week?!
- The hugely famous bite-size gyoza senbei!
Bring along these exquisite takoyaki that are so rich in taste!
Hiden Shoyu-Aji Takoyaki of Takomasa (1,080 JPY for the 14-piece set) is the frozen version of the takoyaki (octopus dumplings) that have long been loved by people in Osaka which have been frozen as is after they are grilled by hand on a copper plate. Just pop it in the microwave oven to enjoy the rich aroma of its specialty aged soy sauce and the taste of freshly cooked takoyaki.
Bite-size gyoza that you will find yourself indulging on
This is the Hitokuchi Gyoza of Tenten, a shop that specializes in gyoza (dumpling stuffed with minced meat and vegetables) that will get you addicted to its hot and spicy taste. Using fresh and aromatic leeks that are domestically grown, and pork, this delicious gyoza is something that you will not get tired of, however many pieces you eat.
Osaka’s authentic okonomiyaki as dessert!
Okonomiyaki Senbei by Osaka No Aji Honpo is a product that has turned Osaka’s okonomiyaki (grilled savory pancake) into senbei (rice cracker). Using cabbage, shrimp, red pickled ginger and other authentic ingredients of okonomiyaki, this senbei is truly filling. Enjoy its two flavors that are overflowing in ingredients.
Traditional sweets that have been handed down from generation to generation in Osaka
These are the Iwa Okoshi and Awa Okoshi (okoshi is made by drying steamed rice and millet with sugar syrup until it becomes very hard) (756 JPY for the 10-piece set for each variant) that are manufactured by Amidaike Daikoku, a well-established shop whose history dates back more than 200 years ago. Taste the Iwa Okoshi (right in the photo), wherein the ginger draws out the sweetness of brown sugar, and the Awa Okoshi (left), which is made by roasting rice into millet and then mixing it with sesame seeds.
Enjoy the bite-size pieces of dumplings filled with salty-sweet sauce!
Representing the classic sweets from Osaka’s Senshu district, Ganso Osaka Mitarashi Dango (648 JPY for the 12-piece set) that is produced by the veteran confectionery shop Mukashin, which has been in operation since 1892, is a new kind of mitarashi dango (rice dumplings coated with soy sauce and sugar syrup) that is filled with a salty-sweet soy sauce-based syrup inside.
A classic souvenir that locals apparently eat once a week?!
The Nikuman by 551 Horai (680 JPY for the 4-piece set) is characterized by its springy dough that is packed with flavorful minced pork filling that is overflowing with juiciness. Relish this pork bun that best represents Osaka with much gusto, because once you taste it, you will never forget it.
The hugely famous bite-size gyoza senbei!
This is the Gyoza Senbei (864 JPY for the set of 8 packs with 2 pieces of senbei inside), the senbei form of the famous Tenten no Hitokuchi Gyoza. The flavors of the bite-size gyoza are condensed, keeping their distinct hot and spicy taste. It is also perfect as snack.
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