Takoyaki (たこ焼き) – Japanese Octopus Balls – A Popular Street Food from Osaka

Takoyaki Japanese Octopus Balls

Takoyaki is one of the dishes, that I can proudly say I’m an expert at cooking! 🙂

Do you know what Takoyaki is? Takoyaki is a Japanese street food that originated in Osaka. They are in the shape of little balls of batter that are a little crispy on the outside and a bit soft inside, containing pieces of octopus with tempura flakes, green onions, and Beni-Shoga ginger.

They are served and topped with Takoyaki sauce, Japanese mayonnaise, Aonori powder (green seaweed), and Katsuobushi (bonito flakes). Yum, this is making me crave it so badly. I don’t know if I can finish writing this blog post.

People in the US may not be that familiar with eating octopus, but I have to say, just trust me, you gotta try it at least once. You may love it! And you are really lucky, because I made the recipe so you can actually make it yourself at home!

Click the link below to try out my recipe. Plan a Takoyaki party at home with your family and friends!

Takoyaki is traditionally finished with Takoyaki sauce, Japanese mayonnaise, Aonori powder (green seaweed), and Katsuobushi (bonito flakes) as I explained above, but there are several other ways to serve them with different sauces such as Dashi Shoyu (Dashi soy sauce), Ponzu, Teriyaki sauce, etc.

Personally, I prefer Takoyaki with Dashi Shoyu and a bunch of chopped spring onions with some drizzled Japanese mayonnaise. Mmmmmmm, I gotta go get some Octopus now, so I can make those Takoyaki balls!!

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