Speaking of Hiroshima's favorite sauce, otafuku sauce the most famous one, but there are actually various other types such as “carp sauce” and “mitsuwa sauce”.

If you try to taste them, you will understand how the taste is completely different. In October 2018, Otafuku Sauce has open an okonomiyaki experience studio inside JR Hiroshima Station”  “Okosta” and now it's okonomiyaki boom !

That's why we would like to introduce some of the “okonomiyaki sauce” that is perfect for Hiroshima souvenirs.
Which sauce will you “like”?

(Note: If you add variations, there are still more types that can't be introduced, so please understand that point...)

First of all, the King of the Kings, “Otafuku sauce”

Otafuku sauce
It would not be an exaggeration to say that it is currently the most famous favorite sauce in Hiroshima. The lineup is also quite large, and it has now become a popular source in the entire country.
The classic sauce is still the “Okonomiyaki sauce”. Many families use as well the “yakisoba sauce” or blended with Worcestershire sauce.
It is characterized by using “dates (date palm fruit)” that gives it a unique sweetness. Since there are many different types, it seems interesting to compare the taste of otafuku sauce. Surprisingly, it is a latecomer as a okonomiyaki sauce.

Speaking of Okonomi-mura, it's “Mitsuwa sauce”

Mitsuwa sauce
“Mitsuwa sauce” is famous for being used in Okonomi-mura. It is a special favorite sauce developed after listening to various requests from okonomiyaki specialty shops.
There are many voices from customers, such as “the sweetness of vegetables is firm” and “it is rich and delicious.”
Originally it was created in a company called “Higashimaru Sauce”, but now it is integrated to “Sun Foods”, and the taste is exactly the same from before. It was certified as “The Hiroshima Brand” by Hiroshima City.

“Winner this year too”, the "Carp sauce" with the same name as the baseball team

Carp sauce
“Carp sauce” is a favorite sauce manufactured by Mori Brewery Co., Ltd., headquartered in Mihara-cho, Miyoshi-shi. It is a long-established store founded in Meiji 2, and is a pioneering manufacturer in the prefecture that has been involved since the early Showa period.
It started from the sake brewing industry, went through the vinegar industry, and now sauces are the main product. In the past, it was sold under the name of “Sakuraya Sauce”, but after acquiring the registered trademark of “Carp” in 1956, it was renamed to “Carp Sauce”. The taste is rather spicy.

“Hiroshima Jyaken” a limited production, made from Hiroshima with specially selected ingredients

Hiroshima Jyaken
The highest rank for your okonomiyaki sauce! That is how it is advertised. It is made by Sennari Co., Ltd.
It is a okonomiyaki sauce made with organic pure rice vinegar, based on fresh onions, tomatoes, and apples ordered from contract farmers in Hiroshima prefecture. No chemical seasonings, synthetic preservatives, colorings or flavorings are used. Certified by “The Hiroshima Brand”

“Tengu sauce”, the illustration of a tengu is the landmark !

Tengu sauce
“Tengu sauce” is produced by “Nakama Brewing” in Mihara City. The characteristic is that it has a darker color, and goes well with the sweetness of vegetables and fruits. It is said that the taste is familiar to the citizens of Mihara. Made with a base of Worcestershire sauce, it is a little spicy and reputed to be addictive. If you like the taste “Tengu Sauce,” which has a lot of local fan, you are a real maniac Okonomiyaki sauce specialist !

“Hiroshima Sodachi” born and raised in Hiroshima

Hiroshima sodachi
“Hiroshima Sodachi,” which was born in Hiroshima, the home of okonomiyaki, is a special okonomiyaki sauce made by Marushima Co., Ltd.
It is made by melting whole vegetables and fruits using a special manufacturing method. It is a healthy sauce with good taste and aroma, where the natural flavor is still alive. Genetically modified ingredients are not used, as well as preservatives, colorings, flavors, acidulants, etc. are not used at all.
Recommended for people who are sensitive to health!

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