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Mmmm. Delicious bukkake. I’ve loved bukkake for as long as I can remember. What do I like the most about it? Probably the taste of it… and the feeling as it goes down my throat and into my stomach. Maybe on this fine Valentine’s day you and your loved one can share a bowl of …wait, did I say something weird? Why are you making that face at me?

bukkakeWhy you making this face at me??

WAIT. WHAT? You thought I was talking about WHAT? Whoa. Dude. Hold onto your horses. You some kind if perv, or something? I was talking about the delicious style of food, bukkake. I have no idea what you were thinking of. Not cool. Not cool at all. I can see how you may have gotten the wrong idea but… really? Is that what you think of me? I guess I better explain.

Bukkake Is A Food… NO, A REAL FOOD. Seriously.

bukkake udonDoesn’t this bukkake udon look delicious?

I’m being absolutely serious here. I am a very innocent person. I did not know about this “other” bukkake (DO NOT SEARCH FOR THIS IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT IT IS ALREADY AND ARE IN A PUBLIC PLACE) until pretty late in my life. I am definitely one of the more innocent and naive people in this world, so it was a big surprise to me when I realized people weren’t talking about the delicious food. I grew up knowing about and eating things like bukkake udon, bukkake soba, and tamago bukkake gohan. This would be like if you found out that the word “pizza” was a dirty nasty porn-fest, and you were the only person not to know that.

What I’m trying to say here, though, is that in Japan, you’ll see the word bukkake on food menus everywhere. It’s definitely not an uncommon thing. The most common bukkake foods you’ll see are probably these guys, though:

Bukkake Udon

bukkake udon

Bukkake Soba

bukkake soba

Tamago Bukkake Gohan

tamago bukkake gohan

Of course, all three of these things are delicious (what Japanese food isn’t?). The true challenge for all you pervs out there is getting the other image of bukkake out of your head before partaking in the correct and way tastier image of bukkake. Do you think you can do it? Maybe if we talked about the word itself and its meaning, that would help?

What Is “Bukkake”?

bukkake's meaning

That right there is the kanji for bukkake. It’s usually going to be written in kana alone, I’d say, but the kanji is where you can pull some meaning from, so we’re going to use that. Let’s look at the individual kanji in here.

打:This kanji means to “hit,” “pound,” or “strike” something.

掛:This kanji means to “pour” something (at least, that’s the best meaning of this kanji for this particular word).

So, what can we figure out from this kanji? That you’re hitting something with the pouring of something else. So far, kind of dirty, but that’s only because you learned the pervy meaning first. Don’t worry, I’ll try to beat it out of you.

Now, when you combine these kanji together and throw some okurigana in there, you get a slightly different definition (though not all that far off from what we figured out by breaking the kanji up).

打っ掛け(ぶっかけ)Bukkake Definition

1. Splashing on; splashing at;
2. Dish made by pouring broth over something (esp. bukkakesoba)
3. Something nasty that I can’t write here. Think of the children, man!

This word is actually short for the verb, 打っ掛ける, which means “to dash” or “to pour.” I think you can start to see why this word is used for either type of bukkake. For the food, though, it’s used because in these dishes, some kind of broth is poured over some other item. Splashed over it, if you will. There will usually be other toppings on top as well. Things like grated daikon (yum!), nattou (ewww), grated Japanese yam, bonito flakes, egg, green onion, and more. It’s pretty delicious, too. A nice and simple food with simple ingredients that come together to form a nice assortment of tastes. It’s a very Japanese-ish food, if you ask me.

You Should Try Bukkake Sometime

try bukkake美味しいよ!

Okay, so maybe that headline is asking for it a bit. But seriously, you ought to try it. It’s a really good food, and it’s probably moderately healthy as well. Also very simple to make… though I’d turn safe-search on when you’re looking for recipes. Bukkake soba and bukkake udon are generally cold noodle dishes, so when things get nice and hot in the summer, I hope you give it a try.

Dang, all this talk about bukkake is making me hungry though. I might have to go make some for myself.

I hope you enjoyed this post. It may be the least classy post every written on Tofugu, but I also think it’s the classiest blog post written about bukkake ever in the history of the world, am I right? So, now you know a little bit more and you won’t be surprised and confused to see a bukkake dish on a Japanese menu. You’re welcome for splashing the broth of knowledge all over your face. But, I hope you’ll excuse me. I have some bukkake (udon) to prepare.

P.S. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  • Nonogt

    Hahaha XD I get it now

  • http://www.facebook.com/zynphull Rafael Viana Ribeiro

    HAHAHA Indeed many portions of my mind which should not be activated when visiting Tofugu… momentarily… were activated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/misuraseru N’Donna R Russell

    …Koichi, I just don’t know about your anymore.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Anonymous

    Happy Tuesday, great article =)

  • http://abagfullofsweetdelights.blogspot.com/ sweetdelightss

    Classiest valentine’s day post ever…

  • Heather Meadows

    This is one of the best Tofugu posts EVER.

  • http://www.tofugu.com koichi

    If there’s one thing I was shooting for, it was definitely classy valentines day, so thank you.

  • http://twitter.com/Adrian_Med Adrián Vera

    i hope you all enjoy a good bukkake with all your friends for this valentine’s day :B hahaha

    Great article!!

  • Giraffe

    I tried bukkake about a month ago for the first time. It tasted very salty but very delicious.

    Oh, sorry, bukkake udon. And you’re right, bukkake is everywhere here. You can’t escape.

  • http://www.tofugu.com koichi

    lol, I’m glad, thank you!

  • http://www.tofugu.com koichi

    Personally I enjoy bukkake in bed, but it’s kind of messy so I have to eat it at the table…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Correia/804870432 Michael Correia

    LOL DAY MADE

  • http://www.tofugu.com koichi

    ikr, I really want some now :(

  • http://www.tofugu.com koichi

    muahahaha, my job here is done, then.

  • http://www.tofugu.com koichi

    lol. Happy Valentine’s Day to you too!

  • Kellylav143

    hahahahaha

  • http://www.tofugu.com koichi

    For every person who gets it, there are like 100 more who just read the headline, left, and assumed I was a sex addict :( So, glad to hear you got it :D

  • http://www.vietamins.com Viet

    Beats the typical Japanese Valentines chocolate post!

  • Hatt0ri

    So it’s true. There is really no word in Japan that kids are not allowed to say.

  • Keith Stillman

    Hahaha Great! I went to Japan and had the most delicious bukkake and told my friends all about it (before I knew it had a more sinister meaning) and got some less than favorable reactions. D: Favorite all time Japanese food!
    I share you’re love and your pain, Koichi…

  • Anonymous

    I posted a direct link into a chatroom for general bs at work stating ‘totally work safe!’….. No one will click on it =)

  • Anonymous

    OMG!! I laughed so hard through the first paragraph!!! LMAO!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Reading this article in 400-level Japanese class = Epic lulz.

    Thanks Tofugu!

  • Jeremy

    I wouldn’t use the phrase “shooting for” in respect to bukkake.

  • http://kanjidaisuki.com/ Leah Hicks

    HAH. I only knew of the “other” bukkake first so when I read the headline I’m like “has koichi lost his mind?” xD The pictures didn’t help either.

  • ZXNova

    I typed in Bukakke into the dictionary and one of the statements gave the origin of the word bukakke. (From which that NASTY act you were talking about is apart of the origin.) Basically Bukakke was used as a punishment back than like 500 years ago in Japan, but than it lost popularity when the people getting punished didn’t consider it “punishment”. Lets just leave it like that. Then the word was borrowed and is now used for the delicious food we now today. This is actually my first time ever hearing the word “bukakke”, I never heard of that word! (Is it cause I live in the Midwest?)

  • Puie

    I want to google the word cause I don’t know the pervert meaning of it :< But I'm scared :[ CURSE YOU KOICHI NOW I WANT TO GOOGLE IT D: Must take a nap and get rid of this post from my brain!

  • https://www.facebook.com/philipphilipphiliphilipphilip Philip Warren

    Im assuming to make that rice stuff you put a raw egg in hot rice????

  • Behold

    So, I wonder, how prevalent is the use of the word ‘bukkake’ for their respective meanings? If I ordered bukkake udon at a restaurant, would I get weird looks from other customers? Would school kids start to giggle at the mention of the word? Or is it just an everyday word typically used to refer to the type of food?

  • Cwiggins17

    :c you made me a sad panda…first because I thought you were a naughty boy, second because I haven’t eaten yet today and now I was expensive japanese food I can’t afford. I is sadd Koichi. Saddd…

    c: at least you’re not a pervy panda.

  • papipupepo

    Konchiwa Tofugu,
    “ぶっかけうどん”美味しいよねぇ。生たまごと大根おろしと納豆が食べるなんてすごいね。
    あ、日本で 「まごわ(は)やさしい」という食事がいいと言われてます。
    まー mame-bean
    ごーgoma-sesame or nuts
    わーwakame seaweed
    やーyasai-vegetable
    さーsakana-fish
    しーshiitake- mashroom
    いーimo-potatote

    おじゃましました。

  • ぱぴぷべぽ

    ごめん。日本人なのにparticle 間違った。
    納豆が ->納豆を

  • http://www.facebook.com/dallastrash Dianna Coleman

    I agree about your acting skills. The subtly waaaas delicious

  • http://twitter.com/HabeQuiddam Darren M

    Derishias!

  • http://gakuranman.com Gakuranman

    Cold bukkake soba is awesome. I love that grated yam with a sprinkling of spring onion on top. Heaven.

  • Precisionshotz

    i thought for sure i was found out

  • http://www.tofugu.com koichi

    yurp, also known as tamago kake gohan (more commonly)

  • http://www.tofugu.com koichi

    nah, you’d be fine.

  • http://www.tofugu.com koichi

    don’t do it, not worth tarnishing that pure innocence you have!

  • A C Kirk

    I saw it and I just had to find out more. Because of this article and the video I want to try it!

  • https://www.facebook.com/philipphilipphiliphilipphilip Philip Warren

    Good… very good.

  • Susie somewhere

    I had the same dilemma :( but my curiosity got the better of me! Luckily, googling it just gave a Wikipedia article that explained it without any unnecessary photos. Phew!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jdookie Jonathan Dookie

    lol so bold

  • Jennydisini

    something new to try! thanks Tofugu!

  • Vivian Morelli

    BEST post ever!! Or well, funniest. I LOVE Bukkake!! I used to live in Kagawa-ken, which is the udon capital in Japan, so I ate it every single day. For as cheap as ¥200 I could get a full serving. Haha. I realize how twisted my comment sounds, but damn it’s good. I’m always ashamed when ordering it.

  • Vivian Morelli

    And Koichi, you are handsome. I’d let you take me out for some bukkake, if you’re ever in Tokyo!

  • YoutubeGuyPersoner

    is that….freddie wong just hanging around unacknowledged in the background??

  • YoutubeGuyPersoner

    after some research, i found out that its a dude named viet. he has the same color glasses, same style t-shirts, same-ish profile and build…but the hair is more tended to. my bad.

  • http://twitter.com/mikichan2050 Amber Nikki Lawrence

    I love your Videos T_T kinda sad it took this long to make one anyways you Sir just made me HUNGRY… how dare you… =P

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003410150338 Nicole Yamagawa

    Unfortunately, I’m not as innocent as you, so yeah, I choked when I first saw “bukkake” on a food-menu.. >_>

  • http://www.tofugu.com koichi

    gj on the research. Viet is not Freddy Wong, but this is :D

  • http://zoomingjapan.com/ zoomingjapan

    Haha XD
    I love “bukkake” – and I’m talking about the FOOD! XD
    I had no idea that it’s actually used in another sense as well. See? I’m such an innocent girl! ^-^; …..
    Anyways, great post and I want some bukkake now! THE FOOOOOD!!! … I guess.
    Thanks for this hilarious post!

  • LuckyLuke

    oyaho! saisho no toki ni ha bukkake amari suki janakatta kedo, dondon
    bukkake yattete, narete kimashita. bukkake suki ni you ni natte
    kimashita. Ima bukkake mania desu!!!! I love BUKAKKE!

  • ಠ_ರೃ

    …おやほ?

  • http://www.vietamins.com Viet

    You missed the part where I’m his alternate dimension evil twin.

    Hey Freddie, if you ever need a stunt double or planning to film something ala Face/Off and need a look a like, give me a call :)

  • Mutantcelery

    At first I knew neither meaning of the word. Now I know both, and I’m not actually sure if that’s good or bad.

  • belgand

    So would it be correct to compare this to “sandwich” in English? Use it in almost any standard context and people know you’re talking about the food and don’t necessarily assume any sort of double entendre was even implied unless you try to force it. At the same time there’s also a not uncommon sexual usage of the term that derives from the everyday version.

  • Niji Hirasawa

    I think I’ll take the tomago bukkage gohan! Is that cheese on that rice??

  • MrsSpooky

    LOL, I love you. xD  I’ve only heard the OTHER meaning of the word (and no, never tried to google it, yuk!).  I’m afraid even after this education, if the waitress at a Japanese restaurant recommended the bukkake soba I’d still bust out laughing.

  • saf

    love love this! made my day ありがとう xD

  • a0145

    Sure why not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasmin.josephine Jasmin Josephine

    Oh my. I now love you :) I just wanted you to know, however I don’t think I could ever eat cold udon >.> who knows, maybe I’ll try it someday :3

  • キッパー ドッグ

    I’m gonna state the obvious here – but I think he meant おはよう?

  • http://twitter.com/DanYacoub Daniel Yacoub

    very funny. very yummy. great post.

  • Nuuuuuuu

    Well then…

  • Dani J

    Literally lol’d at “splashing the broth of knowledge all over your face”! Great post!

  • ToraAkachan

    As a matter of fact, I WAS looking for the food-version :D Thank you very much for this highly informative post. Now I need to find a shop in my area that is selling Soba ^^

  • scott t

    LOL, “shooting for” ;)