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Takoyaki is a popular Japanese dumpling made of batter, diced octopus, tenkasu (tempura scraps), beni shoga (red pickled ginger), and aonegi (green onion), topped with okonomiyaki sauce, mayonnaise, aonori (green laver), and katsuobushi (bonito flakes). When I was small, I cooked takoyaki once a month at home. One day, my mom gave me the takoyaki pan we used at that time because we all grew up and no one cooks it at home. So, for this tutorial, I used the pan she gave me but it was so old that the batter stick to the surface and didn't came out nicely... but anyway, I hope you get an idea!!

1. In a bowl, mix takoyaki flour, eggs, and water (add little by little).
2. Heat takoyaki pan and grease the molds with cooking oil.
3. Pour batter into the molds to the full.
4. Put beni shoga, tenkasu, aonegi, and octopus or chikuwa in each mold.
5. Wait a little until batter on the edge of the molds become cooked.
6. Flip takoyaki with a pick, fix the form by flipping, and cook until golden brown.

7. Place on a plate and top with okonomiyaki sauce, mayonnaise, katsuobushi, and aonori.
8. With dashi broth. (boil 200cc water and 2 tbsp. Kamada dashi soy sauce**)
9. With grated radish and ponzu sauce.
10. With sausage. (cut sausage into half. finely cut outer curve of the sausage and cook. place takoyaki and draw face with nori and ketchup.)

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
10 Minutes
Takoyaki is a very popular dish in Japan. Take a look at this simple step by step instructional video on how to make this classic dish the right way

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Eric Masaki's picture
Takoyaki Recipe