There are many famous "YATAI" (Hwaker-style simple store) places in Japan, and Fukuoka is one of the best-known places. I think the reason why Fukuoka became so popular was based on traditional food cultures in Fukuoka. Especially Fukuoka has been famous for Ramen. Japanese office workers like to get together to go for dinners & drinks after office hour. After dinner is over, they prefer to fill in their stomach before going home at late night. Then, YATAI has been so popular to suit their needs in simple ways and at very reasonable prices.
In general, the number of YATAI stores were increased and became so popluar after World War II, all over Japan. Many stores were opened mainly in such big cities as Tokyo and Osaka. Fukuoka was not exceptional, and they are well maintained until today. Nowdays YATAI became a symbol to promote tourism of Fukuoka / Hakata. Hakata's Yatai stores usually provide customers with
- Oden (Japanese Yong Tofu in Hot Pot)
- Motsu Nabe (Chicken's organs in Hot Pot)
- Yakitori (Japanese Chicken Satay)
I want to share with you on some recommendation from a certain website which was written for the best YATAI stores Hakata, Fukuoka. There are mainly three popular places for YATAI stores in Hakata city.
1. NAKASU Area:
- ICHIRYU Ramen & Oden (Japanese Yong Tofu)
- YAMACHAN Ramen & Oden
- DONRYU Ramen
- YAMAKO Ramen and others
2. NAGAHAMA Area:
- NAGAHAMA TONKICHI NIDAIME Ramen
- NAGAHAMA YATAI NUMBER ONE Ramen
3. TENJIN Area:
- KOKIN CHAN Ramen and others
- OKAMOTO Ramen and others
- TOMO CHAN Ramen
Should you have a chance to be in Fukuoka, you shouldn't miss to go to YATAI stores in Hakata city. You should be able to enjoy the atmosphere and communication with local people by a certain body language.
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