5 Best Street Food In Japan, Must Try !

5 Best Street Food In Japan, Must Try !

Not only Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia or other Southeast Asian countries that have a culture of street food. Japan also has a variety of snacks that are guaranteed to make your stomach (and eyes) hungry, especially in the Fukuoka area. This city, located in the northern part of Kyushu Island, has even been recorded as one of the best places for street food in Asia by CNN Travel! For those of you who will be visiting Japan in the near future, please note the variety of dishes that you should taste in the nearest yatai (food cart). Itadakimasu!


This typical archipelago-like sate snack does not use peanut sauce, but salt to give it a salty taste, or tare – a kind of sweet sauce, soy sauce and sugar – for those who like sweetness. The word yakitori is only used to refer to satay made from chicken meat, or chicken innards. Satay made from other ingredients, such as beef, pork, or vegetables, is called kushiyaki.
Okonomiyaki Renjiro Sushi


This Japanese savory pancake comes from the word “okonomi” which means “whatever you like” and “yaki”, “roast or cook”. In some restaurants in Japan, you can make your own okonomiyaki using teppan (special hotplate) with fresh ingredients prepared. There is also a restaurant where you can watch the action of the chefs preparing your order okonomiyaki. Okonomoyaki is usually given toppings such as katsuobushi (dried fish meat), Japanese special mayonnaise sauce and okonomiyaki, aonori (dried seaweed) sauce, and beni shoga (pickled ginger).


If you are a big fan of the animated film by Hayao Miyazaki, you will be familiar with the following colorful confectionery. Made from a mixture of sticky rice flour and water which is then boiled until cooked, dango resembles round pansite with various flavors, such as savory (mitarashi dango), or sweet (hanami dango). Often served in number 3 or four with a skewer.
Taiyaki Renjiro Sushi


Even though it has a fish-like shape, taiyaki is a sweet dessert that is usually filled with red bean paste from azuki beans. As a substitute for red beans, other types of filling are also often used, such as custard, chocolate sauce, or Nutella. For the savory version, you can try a combination of contents from yams, cheese, sausages or vegetables. The unique shape is obtained from iron molds and flour from flour, baking soda powder, salt, and sugar.
Senbei Renjiro Sushi


We might only recognize instant type senbei sold in various minimarkets, but rice crackers made directly in fact are very easy to find on the streets of Japan, especially when the street food festival takes place. How to cook senbei is baked over charcoal to char appear and give a distinctive smoky aroma. Most senbei have a savory taste from salt and soy sauce, but don’t miss the sweet variants too.

Best Okonomiyaki Restaurant In Jakarta

For those of you who don’t know what okonomiyaki is, it’s Japanese pancakes, whose basic ingredients are eggs, flour, and Japanese broth. When it’s done, add the really good toppings. Approximately, in Jakarta, where are there good okonomiyaki? Let’s just find out immediately!

1. Okiro Bar, Grand Indonesia Mall

This place is really exciting! You can grill your own okonomiyaki on your own table. The place is funny, makes it happy, because it’s colorful! Just try Hiroshima Caramelized Wagyu (Rp. 159,000) is really yummy! The meat is juicy. Satisfied!

2. Sakana, Sudirman

Okonomiyaki here has the noodles! It’s really funny! The combination of mayonnaise and teriyaki sauce really kicks in. The price is only Rp. Just 38,000 people!

3. Koiki Japanese Restaurant, Senopati

In addition to the large portion and very satisfied, it feels like it’s also rocking the tongue! There are also many toppings, there are crab sticks, seaweed, squid, really crazy! The price is Rp. 68,000, -.

4. Kira Kira Ginza, Melawai

For those who admit that they like Okonomiyaki, try this one! The outside is crisp but the palace is soft and feels really good. Keep it cool! I won’t regret it.

5. My mother, Mampang Prapatan

This one okonomiyaki feels melt in your mouth! Bonito flakes are so much, making Japanese flavors taste! The texture is also right and really tastes great. Crazy!

6. Kiwami, Gandaria

Want to eat satisfied okonomiyaki? Try Okonomiyaki Cheese Beef (IDR 40,000)! Very nice label! The combination of cheese, meat and eggs in the mixture mixes one flavor that is perfect !

Best Chips With Unique Flavours In Japan

Bored with Chitato, Pringles, or Lays? I am bored, because the choice of taste offered is like everything. At least the taste offered is the taste of cheese, BBQ, roast beef, what else? And very rarely they emit new flavors.

Japan is famous for its unique foods, such as ice cream, or maybe strange foods like the previous post. Likewise with chips snacks available in this country. Famous brands such as Pringles, Calbee, or Doritos also market their products in Japan and add local products. The difference is that they diligently bring out new flavors every week and you don’t buy them late because they are only available at certain times. Of course Pringles, Calbee, or Doritos also sell regular flavors in addition to these quite unique flavors. Want to know what flavors are sold in Japan? Yu, we see some of them …

Louisiana Cut
This Lousiana Cut brand has the taste of Fond De Veau, which is a French-style beef flavor sauce

American Burger
Hamburger-flavored potato chips. Inspired by the savory taste of junk food

Carmel Butter
Butter like biscuits but lighter

Caesar Salad
Potato chips with a taste like a salad

Qīngiāo rói
Chips with Chinese-style flavors with green pepper spices, pork and other spices

Cheese Cake
Chips with a sweet cheese cake flavor. This Caramel Corn is a sub-brand of the Thato company

Cheese Curry
The taste of cheese curry. Like eating curry which contains all potatoes.

Corn Potage
Chips with the taste of cream cheese soup … Yummy

Cream Croquette
Creamy croquette flavor. Imagine you are eating fried croquettes and served with soup

Gara Masala
These chips taste like naan (spicy traditional bread from India) but make you unable to stop eating them.

Gara Masala Curry
Just like Gara Masala but this one is made from corn, not naan.

Gorgonzola is blue cheese from Italy

Possam Kimchee
Chips with spicy sour taste like Kimchee

Best Sushi Restaurant In Jakarta

Sushi is a typical food from Japan. But many indigenous people like this rice-based cuisine. Sushi itself has a variety of types. For example, sushi rolled with seaweed on the outside is called norimaki or another type wrapped in tofu skin as a container commonly called inari. The ingredients also range from fish, vegetables, to avocados.

But every restaurant usually has a taste that is worthy of trying. Of the many sushi restaurants in Jakarta, the author will give you the 6 best sushi recommendations, right?

Number one is Sushi Masa. Sushi is always almost perfect reviews are always crowded with visitors, especially if you visit during lunch time. Because all sushi and all menus here are famous for their freshness, visitors are willing to travel a fair distance away from the center of the capital even though they spend a little inside. Sushi Masa becomes a place that you must really visit!

Sushi Tei has a price rating that is still in the pocket of young people. You can order a variety of sushi from Norimaki starting from Rp. 15,000 just like that! Uniquely for birthday visitors, they will be given free sushi from Tei sushi. Sushi Tei has several outlets in Jakarta. Come on, hurry up to the nearest Sushi Tei outlet!

If you are looking for a sushi restaurant that has an all you can eat menu at an affordable price, sushi is also the answer. One of the outlets is located at Jl. Boulevard Raya Blok WD 2 No. 19, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta.

The menu for all you can eat Sushi Joobu can be enjoyed by simply paying starting from Rp. 180,000. With that price you can get sushi with various variants or unagi and sashimi.

Japanese Popular Food: Nabe

Nabe literally means “hot pot” aka “pan”. This Nabe is like shabu-shabu, but the type of sauce is different. If shabu-shabu uses clear gravy, nabe has a thick sauce that will taste much tastier (and more challenging) when added with spicy spices. In nabe restaurants, you can even choose the level of spiciness of the sauce according to taste, starting from level one to ten.

Speaking of restaurants, finding a good nabe restaurant is not as easy as finding a ramen shop or other Japanese specialties. Especially for foreign tourists, nabe is not a common Japanese cuisine and is the target – so if you pass in front of one of the nabe restaurants maybe we will not realize it. Luckily at that time I was with my original Japanese friends who settled in Tokyo, so they introduced me to a nabe, and they knew very well where to eat nabe.

The Nabe restaurant resembles a shabu-shabu restaurant, where on top of each table is a stove to place a typical Japanese marble pan. The first thing you have to do is order whatever sauce and side dish you want to put in your nabe dish. You can choose from a variety of menus such as chicken, fish, squid, crabs, vegetables, and mushrooms. While the most suitable drink for accompanying nabe is chuhai (a kind of sake drink) that has a variety of flavors, such as grapes, grapefruit, or lychees.

Eating nabe for dinner in winter is a very unique and memorable culinary experience. The cold can get, the warmth can also get. But for me, besides the delicious dishes, the pleasure of eating nabe is also felt in the cooking process — especially if it’s done with a group of friends. Starting from putting all the side dishes into boiling sauce, taking turns proposing to serve the food to people’s bowls, until the scrambling moments of side dishes that lead to laughter, all of them strengthen the warmth that has actually been felt only by eating the nabe.

Shari Cola, Uniquely Drink From Japan

This drink is called “Shari Cola”, this is a product offered by the Kura Zushi branch, a conveyor belt sushi restaurant starting July 29. This drink is made with unusual ingredients, namely rice or kouji kome.

Kura Zushi is always interested in developing rice products which are the basic ingredients of making sushi. Since entering the United States market since 10 years ago, this restaurant wants to make drinks that are popular internationally so they become interested in making authentic cola drinks that match the image of their restaurant.

In an effort to make a unique drink, the people at Kura Zushi turned their attention to malted rice, which was made with fermented rice. This fermented rice has also been used in Japanese cuisine more than 1,000 years ago.

This fermentation process causes starch saccharides in rice to increase the delicate sweetness. They also added a little rice vinegar to give a refreshing taste to the drink.

Reported in Rocketnews 24 (07/28), Shari Cola is actually made like a traditional Japanese drink, Amazake made with quality Japanese rice, malted rice and a famous water source in Kyoto which is said to have been used by legendary tea masters Sen no Rikyu.

Amazake has generally been considered an energy drink, especially in the summer because it contains nine essential amino acids, the human body that cannot be produced by the body. And Kura Zushi promotes cola drinks as a healthy drink suitable for all ages. You can find Shari Cola in Kura Zushi in all of Japan for 194 yen.

4 Dishes You Must Try When Visiting Japan

When compared to other countries, the taste of Japanese food is indeed different from other countries’ food because Japanese food has a softer texture, a more original taste. There are so many types of typical Japanese foods that have been widely known by world food lovers including Indonesia.

Here are 4 Japanese Foods You Must Try, what are they like? Please check below.

1. Sushi

If Japanese food for this one must have been known, it might even be the most favorite Japanese food for some Indonesians! In addition to Indonesia, the Japanese country which is the origin of this food is also a lot of Japanese people who like it! This sushi is a food which is a neat way of serving Japanese food, consisting of rice which is given special vinegar liquid and combined with other food ingredients such as seafood, vegetables, meat and fruits.

2. Sashimi

Furthermore, there is the most culturally Japanese food and reflects Japanese, Sashimi! This sashimi is probably the freshest and raw Japanese food, it contains raw fish pieces and fish eggs and is usually eaten by Japanese people with Soyu sauce. Indonesians apparently also like it and finally many restaurants in Indonesia offer Sashimi menus.

3. Soba

Hooked with noodles? In Japan, there are many variants! Japanese people usually eat noodles with very natural ingredients such as Soba. The meaning of the word Soba itself is rye. This one Japanese food is served together with a special Soba sauce and tempura which certainly maximizes the experience of eating Japanese food like the real Japanese!

4. Takoyaki

Japanese food doesn’t have to be heavy! This is Takoyaki, the most delicious snack from Osaka, Japan in the Kansai prefecture. It tastes always delicious when eaten at night because it’s always served when it’s done cooking. Certainly inviting the appetite of world travelers, including Indonesians in Japan! This takoyaki is a light Japanese food or spherical Japanese snack made from wheat flour and baked over a grill mold. Usually this one Japanese food contains pieces of octopus, tempura, pickled ginger and leeks.

Ochazuke – Uniquely Food In Japan

Do you ever try drink green tea? Green tea, which has many benefits for health, can already be found everywhere. But do you know if Japanese people enjoy green tea instead of just making drinks? but they enjoyed it mixed with rice and other ingredients. Well, this time the one to discuss is Ochazuke.

Ochazuke is a simple Japanese food consisting of rice, a sprinkling of side dishes poured with hot green tea. Although the name consists of the word Ocha = tea, not a few also water it with broth / dashi.

This food has been around since Heian, where in the Heian era there was yuzuke = rice poured with hot water. But with time, water is replaced by green tea or broth. In ancient times Japanese people cooked their own side dishes and sprinkles, but now in the era of globalization Akiba-chan and Akiba-kei have been able to enjoy easily, because the instant supermarket has also been sold by supermarkets or combos.

In Kyoto Ochazuke is called Bubuzuke. It is said that if the Kyoto people offer bubuzuke to guests, that means they think the guest is too long to stay and ease the guest to leave immediately. Well, you want to put it mildly like that … The solution, if offered, reject it smoothly and then quickly leave.

“Halal” Takoyaki In Osaka Japan

Takoyaki is a Japanese food made from flour and filled with octopus and topped with savory katsuobushi. Actually in Indonesia there are many restaurants that sell Takoyaki, but enjoying takoyaki directly from the original city will certainly provide a different experience.

Takoyaki is a Japanese snack that is round and has a savory taste. The marinade itself is made using red ginger, leeks and other flavorings.

Unfortunately for Muslims who are on vacation in Osaka, takoyaki sold usually use pork broth which makes it non-halal food. But there is no need to worry, in Osaka there is a halal takoyaki restaurant called Matsuri.

This restaurant can be an answer to the curiosity of Muslims who want to taste Osaka-style takoyaki. Matsuri means festival, the name Matsuri is chosen to represent various types of menus in this restaurant.

Although there is no halal label in this restaurant, Japanese media called Halal Media Japan explains that the menu in this restaurant is safe for consumption by Muslims.

The restaurant also tries to bring food that has a taste similar to the original but does not use non-halal ingredients so that the food remains safe for consumption.

For food here, priced at 150 yen to 1000 yen, are you interested in coming to this restaurant?

Disgusting Food That Very Popular In Japan

Japan is a country with a million beautynature. Naturally,  the natural beauty that exists is able to hypnotize anyone who comes. But besides the beautiful natural scenery, the culinary in Japan is also interesting to taste.

Starting with Sushi, sashimi, ramen, tempura and various other delicious foods we can try. For the price is also quite diverse. But have you ever tasted unique food in Japan made from raw materials? If not, here are the raw food recommendations that you must taste while visiting the cherry country.

The first food is raw beef liver. Actually, this food has been banned for sale in 2012 ago. Because there are five people who suffer from E. coli after consuming this food. But because many are happy with this food, raw beef liver is still sold even though the shop that sells this food is not as many as before.

Second is Habushu. This food is a snake wine from Okinawa. If you walk in the Naha area, you can see Habushu sold along the road. This drink is sold in the form of transparent bottles with snakes in it.

The third is Suzumebachi. For Japanese people, consuming Suzumebachi (killer bee) is a natural thing. Usually, this food is served with cold beer or sake and can be found in various food stalls.

Nihonshu – Japanese Sake Which Is Really Popular In Japan

If you come to Japan, you definitely want to enjoy various kinds of Japanese things, right? One of them is tasting Japanese food products that are registered in non-objects cultural heritage.

For those who love alcohol, feeling liquor while at a place to eat may also be as important as the main menu. However, because you have come all the way to Japan, you might want to try a different kind of liquor than usual.

You might know the word “SAKE”, but maybe you have never taken real Japanese sake. This time we will introduce Nihonshu (Japanese Sake) which is the result of technology and culture typical of Japan and where you can drink and buy the sake.

Nihonshu can be found in most places in Japan, from ramen shops to taverns, from bars to luxury resets, so you can drink it in various places.

Basically you can buy nihonshu anywhere. In the city center, for example, Nihonshu can be found anywhere from supermarkets to duty free shops at the airport. However, if at a duty free airport store, you can buy it even though it is not yet 20 years old (in Japan, only people over 20 years old are allowed to buy and drink alcohol). If you feel “you want to drink nihonshu but if you drink in a restaurant or take it outside it’s expensive”, you don’t need to worry. You just buy nihonshu in the supermarket and drink it at home.

Kobe Beef – The Most Delicious And Expensive Beef Meat In Japan

Japanese beef is included in the menu list that you must try when visiting Japan. The texture is different compared to ordinary beef and the price is much more expensive. However, not many tourists know the quality of the beef.

One of the most famous beef in Japan is Kobe beef. Basically, Kobe beef comes from Tajima cattle and belongs to one of the Wagyu races. Kobe beef has a good marbling and a lot of unsaturated fat which results in a soft and chewy texture. Usually Kobe beef is served as steak, sukiyaki, shabu-shabu, sashimi, and teppanyaki.

All Kobe Cows are from Tajima, a rare type of cow native to Japan. After the Kobe cattle were born, the way they were treated determined how good the quality of the meat, especially the texture and level of tenderness, and how the marble or marble pattern contained in the Kobe beef fat.

Specifically, there is a special assessment between the A1-A5, where the Kobe beef has at least an A4 value. In addition there is also a marbling scale to assess the fat content between 1-12 and Kobe beef must have a value above 6. Only 3000 cows each year that pass the assessment and declared as Kobe beef quality.

To produce quality Kobe cattle, some cattle breeders in Japan treat Kobe cattle like a king. They deliberately play music to their pet cows. Especially when meals arrive. This will make the cow calmer so that appetite increases.

Kobe cages are also usually small, but with clean conditions. It is intended that the cows do not move too much, so that they do not lose much fat in their body. In addition, to reduce stress levels in cattle, they often massage their cows. By doing so, they believe that Kobe cattle raised will have a quality texture of meat.

In the Kobe area, there are many restaurants serving Kobe beef and 95% of them are specifically certified to serve Kobe beef. To be sure, each restaurant must display their certificate in the restaurant. The Kobe beef is usually served as Teppanyaki where the chef will cut and bake the meat directly in front of you, or Yakiniku, which you can bake yourself at will.

Kobe beef is sold at a price that is quite expensive at around 31,500 Yen per 870 grams, or if it is converted into Rp. 3,700,000 per 870 grams. According to experts, Kobe beef has different contours and textures compared to other beef. Many layers of fat between fibers, high levels of marbling, pink flesh color, and good fat color are all owned by Kobe beef.

Kawai Shape Food In Japan

Japan is one of the best countries in terms of maintaining traditions or customs. No exception to the traditional culinary problems that exist in a country that has many beauties. One of the things that deserves a thumbs up is that Japan is not only a unique culinary attraction, but Japan is also able to maintain the shape and flavor of the culinary.

Just name the kinds of traditional cakes in Japan. Traditional cakes in Japan have a unique shape. To the extent that it can’t bear to eat these traditional cakes. Here are 3 traditional Japanese cakes that really cute.

The first traditional cake is Namagashi. Namagashi itself is a general term for sweets used in tea ceremonies in Japan. Usually this one cake is served at banquet and it is filled with sweet peanut butter. The shape that looks cute with bright colors can make people who will eat it become heartless.

Second is Higashi. Higashi is a traditional Japanese food that is dry and has little water. Usually higashi is made from a mixture of rice flour and sugar pressed and printed.

This one food can immediately melt in the mouth when eaten. Higashi is often eaten together with matcha drinks. This is natural because higashi has a perfect sweet taste so it can compensate for the bitter taste of the drink.

Third is Taiyaki. This traditional Japanese food is a food made from a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, water and other mixed ingredients. This fish-shaped food turns out to have a fairly unique cooking process, where the top of the cake is cooked separately from the bottom of the cake. When it’s cooked, it’s then put together with red peanut butter.

Best Ramen All Over The World

For you fans of noodles, of course you are familiar with ramen. This delicious noodle from Japan is liked by many people. In fact, the obsession of various countries towards ramen knows no boundaries.

In some countries, ramen is used as an instant package as a staple food for students. Ramen is a mass dish that is liked by all people. Not only in Japan, some cities in the United States also have the best ramen restaurants.

Want to know where are the best ramen restaurants in the United States? Following is the review of iNews.id, through Insider, Monday (2/26/2018).

This became the best ramen restaurant in Hoover Alabama. Customers really like the pork ramen noodles served here. Not only ramen, this restaurant also provides sushi. “This place is really good! We ordered a spicy crab roll, philly roll and the shrimp tempura rollers. The service is pleasant and accommodating. Prices are also reasonable. However, when Friday is very crowded,” said one customer of O Sushi, Maryam. Cambridge.

“This is my favorite ramen place in the city. The pork ramen is delicious. They have a lot of chashu pork. Sushi rolls are also recommended. You should taste the seaweed salad,” said Amrita M from Birmingham.

Soup and staff at Ramen House warms your heart very much. “I really enjoy eating zodiac ramen. They serve ramen with chashu pork, cabbage, carrots, red onions, bean sprouts, eggs, green onions, and bamboo shoots with healthy ramen noodles,” wrote Ramen House customer Laura O from Anchorage.

Haci Ramen is completely closed for two hours just to prepare their broth. This is made so that their menus are always fresh every day. “Delicious authentic ramen is here. I tried tonkotsu on my first visit and can’t wait to try shoyu and miso too. Tonkotsu gravy is delicious and balanced. Very flavorful but not too heavy, the amount of fat and salt is right. The noodles are also I also tasted the gyoza I’ve tried in AZ. The service is also fun. I like talking to the owner or chef about the origin of making this ramen, after being trained in Japan. Thankful that this ramen restaurant is here, “said Say M from from Chandler, Arizona.