As much part of Japanese fireworks festivals as the explosives themselves, the outdoor stalls selling various foodstuffs always attract lots of hungry punters. To find out what people just have to buy at these outdoor stalls, goo Ranking asked an unspecified number of people from the goo Research online monitor group that very question between the 19th and 21st of June 2007.
For me personally, the smell of cooking and sauces actually puts me off rather than attracting me! What do you like to eat?
Q: What food do you most get a craving for at outdoor stalls?
Rank æ—¥æœ¬èªž Reading Explanation Score 1 ãŸã“ç„¼ã Takoyaki Fried octopus balls – Japan’s answer to fish and chips, balls of batter with a bit of octupus in the middle, smothered in sauce and katsuobushi, bonita fish shavings 100 2 ç„¼ããã° Yakisoba Fried soba noodles with cabbage, pork, sauce, some ginger and katsuobushi 51.8 3 ç„¼ãã¨ã†ã‚‚ã‚ã“ã— Yaki Tomorokoshi Grilled corn on the cob 45.0 4 ãŠå¥½ã¿ç„¼ã Okonomiyaki Savoury pancake thing, usually with cabbage, pork, sauce, dried seaweed flakes, and more katsuobushi 40.3 5 ã„ã‹ç„¼ã Ikayaki Fried squid on a stick 37.0 6 ç„¼ãé³¥ãƒ»é¶ä¸² Yakitori, torikushi Grilled chicken on a stick 35.9 7 ã‹ãæ°· Kakigoori Ice shavings usually topped with fruit sauce 34.6 8 ãƒ•ãƒ©ãƒ³ã‚¯ãƒ•ãƒ«ãƒˆ Frankfurt Frankfurter on a stick – just the sausage, no bun, etc 34.0 9 ã‚¯ãƒ¬ãƒ¼ãƒ— Crepe Crepe, usually filled with fruit 30.7 10 ãŸã„ç„¼ã Taiyaki Sweet bean-paste in a savoury pancake mix, shaped like a tai fish 28.6 11 ã˜ã‚ƒãŒãƒã‚¿ãƒ¼ Jaga Bataa Potato pan-fried in butter 25.5 12 ä»Šå·ç„¼ãƒ»å¤§åˆ¤ç„¼ Imagawayaki, Obanyaki Variants on the taiyaki above 24.8 13 ç‰›ä¸²ãƒ»è±šä¸² Gyukushi, Tonkushi Cow or pig bits grilled on a stick 23.0 14 ãƒ©ãƒ ãƒ Ramune Fizzy lemonade drink with a marble in the neck to keep it fresh 21.7 15 ãƒ•ãƒ©ã‚¤ãƒ‰ãƒãƒ†ãƒˆ Fried potato Chips again, this time deep-fried style 20.9 16 ãƒ›ãƒƒãƒˆãƒ‰ãƒƒã‚° Hot Dog Hot Dog 18.8 17 ãƒ™ãƒ“ãƒ¼ã‚«ã‚¹ãƒ†ãƒ© Baby Castella Bite-sized castella cake, a not very light nor spongy sponge 18.2 18 ãŠã§ã‚“ãƒ»ã¿ãã“ã‚“ã«ã‚ƒã Oden, Misokonnyaku Vegetables and fish sticks simmered in broth 18.2 19 ãƒãƒ§ã‚³ãƒãƒŠãƒŠ Choko Banana Chocolate banana 17.2 20 å”æšã’ Kara-age Deep-fried bite-sized chicken nuggets 16.4 21 ã‚Šã‚“ã”é£´ãƒ»ãƒ‘ã‚¤ãƒ³é£´ Ringo-ame, Pain-ame Sugar-coated apples or pineapples 15.4 22 å¤©æ´¥ç”˜æ — Amatsu Amaguri Broiled sweet chestnuts 15.4 23 äº”å¹³é¤… Goheimochi Rice gluten balls on a stick, covered with miso sauce and grilled 15.3 24 ç¶¿è“å Watagashi Cotton candy, candy floss 14.1 25 ãƒãƒ‚ãƒŸ Chijimi Okonomiyaki Korean-style 10.6 26 ã‚‚ã¤ç…®è¾¼ã¿ Motsu nikomi Stewed beef tripe topped with spices 10.5 27 ãƒãƒƒãƒ—ã‚³ãƒ¼ãƒ³ Popcorn Just standard popcorn 9.4 28 ã‚½ãƒ¼ã‚¹ã›ã‚“ã¹ã„ Sauce Senbei Rice crackers covered in sauce 9.4 29 äººå½¢ç„¼ Ningyoyaki Sweet bean-pasted wrapped in pancake or similar batter, cooked in doll face shape. Relative of Taiyaki above 7.7 30 ã‚ã‚ç´°å·¥ Amezaiku Sculpted melted sugar 7.1