Edited by Elodi Troskie
Osaka is known as a “Kuidaore” city, which roughly translates to “ruining oneself by extravagantly indulging in food”. Food in Osaka is such a huge part of our culture that we’re also called “tenka no daidokoro”, meaning “the nation’s kitchen”. You get the picture: Osaka is the ultimate city for anyone who loves to eat. If you’re a fan of Japanese food, you might think you know a lot about Japanese cuisine, but there are so many traditional dishes and unusual Japanese food that haven’t quite made their way to Western countries yet. Our Osaka food specialities cover everything from weird Japanese candy which you’ll never have seen before to the more traditional food of Osaka which all Japanese people now love. So here are 10 must try Japanese foods in Osaka you probably haven’t heard of.