Japanese Octopus Balls Takoyaki

by David Ng

in Food

Takoyaki, octopus ball is a popular street snack in Japan. It is a perfect blend of batter, pickled ginger, and onion cooked on a specially designed pan.

Takoyaki Stall
Takoyaki is a street snack that can be found in many busy streets of Japan. However, with strong Japanese influence in China, I wasn’t incredibly surprised when I found a stall selling them in China.
Cooking Takoyaki
The batter is placed into the specially designed pan mold for cooking.
Takoyaki Pan
After a good couple of minutes, the snack is ready for your enjoyment.
Octopus Balls
Drizzled with takoyaki sauce and mayo, this octopus ball treat is irresistible.

  • http://profiles.google.com/basherslash Karl Zigler

    I have always wanted to try octopus balls and they look so good in the pictures yum ^_^ I like to try all kinds of new foods and octopus balls have been on my list for a wile now. I might end up making them my self but I always try to find someone close that makes the food that I want to try. Thank you for sharing these pictures.
    - Ziggy

  • http://www.unserioustravel.com Jerimi

    ooo I remember these! I had no idea what I was eating when I first ordered them and managed to burn my mouth but after that it was addiction!

  • http://www.goodfoodandtravel.com/ David Ng

    You’re going to try to make them yourself? Good luck because it seems quite hard to me. But by all means nothing to lose to give it a try. 

  • http://www.goodfoodandtravel.com/ David Ng

    Lol, that’s funny. That reminds me of the time Andrew Zimmerman tried it in Japan and started to do some crazy dance as he tried to cool the hot takoyaki in his mouth.

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