Savory pancake roll and wagyu beef skewers!?
One of the most exciting aspects about Japanese festivals are all the amazing food stalls. You can’t always guarantee that your visit to Japan will coincide with a festival, but here in Kochi, you can gorge on all manner of street foods each and every week, at Kochi City's Sunday Market.
Farmers have been bringing their local produce to the area around Kochi Castle to fill the pantries of city folk for over 300 years! There are also plenty of stalls where you can pick up freshly-cooked street food to devour on the spot.
Yakitori (charcoal-grilled chicken) is probably what first comes to mind when you think of tasty bite-sized morsels on a skewer, and it is very much a Sunday Market favorite too. But, why stop at chicken in Kochi!? We highly recommend treating yourself to perfectly-grilled and skewered Shimanto River eel or Tosa Akaushi wagyu beef.
If you ever wondered just how much food can wrap around a stick, head to a hashimaki stall. ‘Hashi’ is the Japanese word for chopsticks and ‘maki’ means roll. Hashimaki is basically an okonomiyaki (savory Japanese pancake) wrapped around a pair of chopsticks. Add toppings such as fried egg and cheese for a truly gravity-defying taste sensation.
We, the Visit Kochi Japan team, all have our own favorite Sunday Market bites (mine is boshi pan or hat-shaped bread), but how about you? Have you ever been? Let us know in the comments.
Learn more about the Sunday Market: https://visitkochijapan.com/en/highlights/sundaymarket