Kougaryu (Shinsaibashi)

甲賀流

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On the other hand, Kougaryu prefers to stick strictly to basics. The shop has been passed from father to son, along with it, a tried-and-tested recipe from almost 40 years of Takoyaki domination. Mr. Tadaka, the founder’s son and the current owner, focuses on refining their solid recipe. They even whip up a homemade mayonnaise to mix with their Takoyaki sauce. Mr. Tadaka has experimented with tomato-garlic and bacon-corn fillings. What’s worked, though, is Moroccan octopus and “yamaimo” (Japanese yam)—an improvement on the original recipe. Kougaryo’s most adventurous hit is a Black Pepper, Salt, and Mayonnaise combo you can squeeze a little Lemon onto. It’s a simple improvement that goes a long, long way. Customers that knew Mr. Tadaka’s father, The Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand, and the area’s fashionable crowd all seem to agree that classic and simple never goes out of style.


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2 Chome-18-4 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo, Osaka, Japan

 大阪府大阪市中央区西心斎橋2-18-4 甲賀流ビル 1F

+81 6 6211 0519

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