I did say I’d be releasing new eps of this starting from the 13th didn’t I. Assuming things do not go horrifically wrong (and seeing as we have rough scripts of the whole series that limits it a bit), the rest of the series should be weekly releases.
Anyway, back to this episode. This time, our team of kid heroes take a trip to Osaka, with all its related stereotypes of food and blatant commercialism.
References explained below the cut because there’s a lot of them.
Foods of this ep. It was decided that since food dishes are not always translatable, that anything with a Wikipedia article would get put in italics with an explanation. Also because ‘deep-fried skewered meat’ plays hell with line lengths.
Takoyaki: Battered deep fried octopus balls.
Okonomiyaki: A sort of pancake but filled with a variety of ingredients.
Udon: Thick wheat noodles in a broth.
Kushikatsu: Skewers of meat that are then deep fried.
The fried Gyrozetters they serve seem to be based on taiyaki, which is like a pancake but filled with sweetened red or white bean paste.
Manju: Sort of like a cake filled with red bean paste.
That should be everything, if anything’s missing feel free to say so in the comments.