Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Light take out dinner from Otafuku

Otafuku: ExteriorSince we were still full with omusubi, we decided to only have a light dinner at Otafuku. This place is very small, a hole-in-the-wall type of an establishment (I think they barely quality as a storefront). We came at the perfect time since there was no line that night, very unusual.

The menu is very limited -- takoyaki, okonomiyaki or yakisoba, plus some drink; and very affordable. They have the BEST takoyaki we've ever tasted, crispy outside, moist inside, very tasty, sweet, spicy, just fantastic!

Takoyaki is fried dumpling ball filled with ginger, scallion and choice of octopus, cheese or plain. While okonomiyaki is Japanese style pancake filled with shredded cabbage and choice of pork, beef, shrimp, squid or corn with scallion. Then both of them are covered with sweet brown sauce, mayonnaise, powdered seaweed and bonito flakes.

Otafuku: Takoyaki with octopus and okonomiyaki with pork
Takoyaki with octopus and Okonomiyaki with pork

During this visit, we got the combination of takoyaki and yakisoba (the picture below was taken during our previous visit), as well as a piece of red bean chestnut dorayaki. As expected, the takoyaki was awesome and the yakisoba was delicious, just perfect! That was the first time we bought their dorayaki, it was very good -- moist and fluffy.

Otafuku: Takoyaki with octopus and yakisoba Otafuku: Red bean chestnut dorayaki (sliced)
Takoyaki with octopus & Yakisoba and Red bean chestnut dorayaki


236 E 9th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 353-8503

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