[JAPAN] Delicious Okonomiyaki Dinner at Tsuruhashi Fugetsu Dotonbori, Osaka

I’ve heard a lot about Tsuruhashi Fugetsu in Dotonbori area, Osaka, Japan from the internet, and many tourists, and the local people recommend this place. Tsuruhashi Fugetsu is one of the famous Okonomiyaki chain restaurants in Japan and claimed to be the number #1 Okonomiyaki Restaurant. We wanted to try the authentic Okonomiyaki because Okonomiyaki is one of our favorite Japanese dishes, so I put this place on the list of must-visit when we traveled to Japan last July 2014. Oh, btw, if you need travel ideas, places to go and where to eat in Japan, you can click here to see the full itinerary!. And you know what? The trip to Tsuruhashi Fugetsu was worth it!

Tsuruhashi Fugetsu Osaka Dotonbori by Myfunfoodiary Waiting room in front of Tsuruhashi Fugetsu Osaka Dotonbori by Myfunfoodiary Door to Tsuruhashi Fugetsu Osaka Dotonbori by Myfunfoodiary Ambiance at Tsuruhashi Fugetsu Osaka Dotonbori by Myfunfoodiary Andy Pau was feeling happy at Tsuruhashi Fugetsu Osaka Dotonbori by Myfunfoodiary

The dining room at Tsuruhashi Fugetsu is quite small and packed neatly in spite of all the dining tables come side by side with a simple wooden bulkhead. Each table is equipped with Teppanyaki frying plate, and an English menu is available on the side to make tourist easier to place an order.

Signature Dish at Tsuruhashi Fugetsu Osaka Dotonbori by Myfunfoodiary Dinner at Tsuruhashi Fugetsu Osaka Dotonbori by Myfunfoodiary

From the menu, we realized that Tsuruhashi Fugetsu offer not only the original Okonomi-yaki, but also Modan-yaki. As you all may already know, “Yaki” means grilled or cooked. Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake containing a variety of ingredients, where cabbage, yams (sweet potatoes), meat, fish and shellfish, and eggs are mostly used in each Okonomiyaki. While Modanyaki is a modern version of Okonomiyaki that comes with noodle.

Menu List at Tsuruhashi Fugetsu Dotonbori Osaka by Myfunfoodiary Cooking Steps at Tsuruhashi Fugetsu Dotonbori Osaka by Myfunfoodiary

After sifting through the menu, we changed our mind and finally decided to order one Modanyaki, which we have never tried before in our life. Modanyaki is slightly more expensive than the Okonomiyaki, but do not worry because all the prices on the menu already nett, including taxes

Shrimp and Pork Modanyaki, ¥1.310

Without giving any explanation, suddenly the waiter came to prepare the dish in front of us. We have to be extra careful because the hot plate will get very hot to cook the food. The batter seems already mixed with the ingredients that we’ve ordered, which is the Kansai or Osaka cooking style. Then, the waiter fried both sides of Okonomiyaki, and eventually topped it with Otafuku (thick and sweet Okonomiyaki sauce), Japanese mayonnaise, and Aonori (seaweed flakes).

First Step In the Making of Okonomiyaki at Tsuruhashi Fugetsu Dotonbori Osaka by Myfunfoodiary Second Step Noodles are put at Tsuruhashi Fugetsu Dotonbori Osaka by Myfunfoodiary Third Step Turn Over Okonomiyaki at Tsuruhashi Fugetsu Dotonbori Osaka by Myfunfoodiary

After it’s finished cooked, we can use the metal spatulas to slice the okonomiyaki. Generous amount of cabbage and noodles made our tummy easily full even though I’ve shared together with my husband that night. We loved the crispy outer layer of Okonomiyaki and tangy flavor of the Okonomiyaki sauce that blended perfectly with the mayonnaise. Although the amount of Japanese mayonnaise and the Okonomiyaki sauce on top was a bit too much (overly sweet) in accordance to our liking, we still enjoyed it.

Shrimp and Pork Modan-yaki at Tsuruhashi Fugetsu Osaka Dotonbori by Myfunfoodiary Shrimp and Pork Modan-yaki at Tsuruhashi Fugetsu Osaka Dotonbori by Myfunfoodiary 01

Yup, it was our very first experience with Modan-yaki, and we loved it! There’re many other ingredients on the menu, but we couldn’t eat anymore. But, hey, actually there’s a note on the English menu, that each person must order at least one dish. So, I guess we’re lucky that night! Ha..Ha… However, we would love to come back again one day! If you’re in Japan and planning to visit Osaka, don’t forget to try the delicious Okonomiyaki or Modanyaki at Tsuruhashi Fugetsu

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Tsuruhashi Fugetsu
Doutonbori Ebisubashi Store1-9-1 Doutonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi,
Berusudo building, 3 Floor
TEL: 06-6212-5990
Price Range: starts from ¥800
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Author: myfunfoodiary

Myfunfoodiary as Indonesian Food and Travel Blog was born in July 2012 and has become one of the valuable online source for locals, tourists, food enthusiasts and industry professionals. It is a Jakarta based Food and Travel Blog managed by Mullie Marlina, a young, lovely, cheerful and blessed wife who loves to share her culinary and travel experiences through her writing. You’ll find her honest reviews, valuable suggestions, objective ratings and recommendation of eateries in Jakarta and selected cities in Indonesia and abroad. Her curated restaurant reviews are based on her meticulous inquiries and her rich dining experience in various restaurants in Jakarta. She has also traveled to different cities and countries where she finds interesting and inspiring dishes, cuisines and excellent dining ambience which she also included in the list. From recommendations, restaurant experiences, events, travel destinations, and recipes, readers will find anything food related in this website. She would really appreciate your feedback, and would love to hear about any suggestions, events regarding food, or just to drop in to say "Hi". Again, thank you so much for dropping by, and she hopes you enjoy reading her journal. Thank you so much for all your supports! God bless you! ^_^

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