Fan of Japanese food? In Mazatlan, you will live the authentic experience of Japanese street stalls


Here you will be able to observe closely the “Robotayaki”, an ancestral cooking technique of the Japanese culture, which consists of grilling on an open grill.

MAZATLÁN.- The Mazatlan Alán Aceves brings a proposal for street food in the city: a Japanese mix. 

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When we talk about Japanese food, we quickly imagine the already Mexicanized sushi rolls and the great restaurants, but a new concept has arrived in Mazatlán that perfectly portrays what the experience of eating street food in Japan is like. 

It is a place called Yattai Oishi, which means street food stalls, which generally serve food in cities and towns in Japan, especially around temples and shrines during the celebration of popular matsuri.  

One of the main characteristics of the yattai is that they are small and mobile. 

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Alan along with his partner Gaby, decided to bring this new concept to the port so that people could experience up close what it is like to eat authentic sushi on a cart.  

“We made it at home, but we wanted to bring this new concept to Mazatlecos so that they know what it is like to eat in the neighborhoods of Japan.”  

What can we find in this food cart?  

The most popular thing that it offers you is the “Omakase”, which means to trust the chef and it is common that it is used to allow the chef to select the food that he will prepare. 

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All their dishes are very attached to Asian culture, from the menu you can choose between: 

Nigiris: a sushi made up of a ball of rice that is molded by hand on which a piece of finely filleted raw fish or other ingredients such as cooked octopus, eel, or omelet is served. 

Onigiri: consists of a rice ball stuffed or mixed with other ingredients. It is usually triangular or oval in shape and is sometimes wrapped in a small strip of nori seaweed.  

Ebiyakis: small balls of wheat flour that can be filled with octopus or shrimp, a classic of Japanese street cuisine. 

Gunkan: technically it is a nigiri, because the rice is formed with the hands, giving it an oval shape, but then it is surrounded with nori seaweed to form a pocket that can be filled with different ingredients.  

Calpis: it is a non-carbonated drink of Japanese origin, it has a certain touch, similar to that of milk, and a slight acid taste, similar to natural or vanilla yogurt. It is made up of water, skim milk, and lactic acid, and is produced through lactic fermentation. 

In addition to enjoying authentic Japanese sushi, you will be able to experience “Robotayaki” up close, an ancestral cooking technique of Japanese culture, which consists of grilling meat, fish, or vegetables in the form of delicious skewers on an open grill, small portions or skewers, in front of the diners. 

All dishes include wasabi and ginger so that after eating home you can cleanse your palate and continue enjoying your food.  

If you want to live the experience, Yattai Oishi is located on Coronel Medina street, on the corner of Estado de Occidente, in the Sánchez Celis neighborhood.  

They are open every day from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  


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The cost of each dish ranges between $ 30.00 and $ 100.00, and $ 200.00 if you order the Omakase. 


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