The art of making takoyaki
April 1, 2019 6:03pm CST
According to Google, ‘takoyaki is a ball-shaped Japanese snack made of a wheat flour-based batter and cooked in a special molded pan.’ The special molded pan is right there in the photo above. Typically, takoyaki is filled with minced or diced octopus. Japanese don’t scrimp on their octopus slices. As you bite the takoyaki balls, you can taste the octopus slices wiggling in your mouth. Just kidding. They’re not alive, of course. But authentic Japanese takoyaki is a real treat. In my home country, takoyaki doesn’t have tako (octopus) at all. They just use powder/seasoning and lots and lots of vegetables and I grew up thinking takoyaki is just a ball of veggies. Have you eaten takoyaki before? Photo was taken at my friend’s house where we had a takoyaki party.
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No, we stay very far off from the sea so sea food is not a regular item. Sometimes a couple of sea fish and big lobsters do come to the market. But haven't eaten octopus or squid etc. Lots of shrimps and river prawns though and many kinds of fish which I do prefer over chicken.
aww, too bad i didn't see the first picture of you in a sweater. i'm giggling at the upside down picture, but yeah they're popular here now and i was disappointed when i tried it. it deflated like a balloon! hahaha! i was expecting something dense like a meatball.
I love takoyaki! Although sometimes it burns the palate when it’s fresh because the inside tends to be hotter than the outside. I also didn’t know there was octopus inside. I feel like it’s just veggies. The sauce and the pork dust on top makes it a little meaty though.