Exclusive street food, let’s try it out at a festival!

You’ll see street food vendors at shrines or temples during festivals. This is called “yatai”, and it creates a festive atmosphere, especially at night. There’s some food that’s only available at yatai. Today, I’ll introduce a few types of foods that you can eat only at festivals. For yatai attractions, please see this link .

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Yatai


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Takoyaki is a must eat!

Takoyaki is a piece of octopus deep fried, in a salty batter. You eat them with green seaweed, red ginger, and dried bonito flakes. The crust is crispy, and the inside dough is very soft. Please try it when they’re hot.

Takoyaki
Takoyaki

Grilled corn will seduce you with its roasted smell!

Grilled corn is also sold at yatai. The corn is grilled with soy sauce and it’s difficult to re-create at home, because of the special grilling machines they use.

Grilled corn
Grilled corn

Candy coated apples are popular among young girls

This is a typical type of sweet that you’ll find at pretty much every yatai.
The crispy candy coating and the juicy apple go so well together. They also offer this type of sweet with strawberries These are 2 types of sweets that you can only eat at yatai in Japan.

Candy coated apples
Candy coated apples

Chocolate coated bananas are a children’s favorite!

As you may know, these are chocolate coated bananas. It’s also something exclusive to yatai.

Chocolate coated bananas
Chocolate coated bananas

There many other kinds of yatai foods in Japan!
Please find your favorite when you go to a festival in Japan!
I’ll introduce the attractions (games) at yatai in the next article, so please check that out too!

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kyoami

kyoami

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I love Japanese folkcraft article, traditional handicrafts and antiques. I’m seeking the Japanese people’s religious outlooks and its origins that are behind Japanese people’s unique sense and techniques rooted in the ordinary life.