Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Takoyaki - Video Recipe

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. My mom gave me the pan we used then. However, as you can see, the cast iron pan is not easy to use. I recommend you getting a non-stick Takoyaki pan online! It is affordable and saves your time! haha

Nissin Takoyaki Flour 日清 だし醤油仕立ての たこ焼き粉
Takoyaki pan I recommend オススメのたこ焼き器


Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30min
Number of servings: 40 pieces

Necessary Equipment:
Takoyaki pan
spouted measuring cup
oil brush (you can make it with paper towel, chopsticks, and rubber band)
steel pick (long bamboo pick is ok)

200g (1.6 cups) Takoyaki flour
2 egg
600ml water
cooking oil
* diced boiled octopus
* Chikuwa (fish cake) if you like
* Beni Shoga (red pickled ginger)
* Tenkasu (Tempura scraps)
* Aonegi (green onion)
* Okonomiyaki or Takoyaki sauce
* mayonnaise
* Katsuobushi (bonito flakes)
* Aonori (green laver)

1. In a bowl, put Takoyaki flour and eggs. Then add water little by little and mix well.
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 shapes by flipping, and cook until golden brown.

How to serve:
1. Place on a plate and top with Okonomiyaki sauce, mayonnaise, Katsuobushi, and Aonori.
2. With Dashi broth: (boil 200ml water and 2 tbsp. Kamada Dashi soy sauce**)
3. With grated Daikon radish and Ponzu sauce.
4. With sausage: (cut sausage into half. thinly slice the outer curve of the sausage and cook. place Takoyaki and draw face with Nori seaweed sheet and ketchup.)

**Kamada dashi soy sauce

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  1. Wah! I love takoyaki, my bf likes it even more hahaha I don't think I could ever make it at home by myself though, but I love watching the people make it! Seems so fun and easy rolling the balls over and over hahaha I love lots of okonomiyaki sauce one mines hahahaha =P I remember we bought a huge takoyaki ball in akihabara!

  2. hi suki,

    if i have a better pan, i love to make it than eat. hehehe it's really fun :D but my pan was damn old and too bad it didn't make nice takoyaki X(

    yeah! that huge ones were pretty popular once!!! i never tried it though!!! you know a lot about japan :D

  3. i'm trying to find a good dutch pancake maker so i can make takoyaki at home hehe btw it's really popular in Malaysia's night market

  4. OCHI!!!! I am back from vacation and back to the blogging world!!!! I guess i am officially a wife now and must learn your recipes so i can be a great cook like u! hehe! my hubby and i LOVE takoyaki so again this is going on my list of dishes of yours to try. I asked him if he had any recipe requests for you and he said he'll let me know when he thinks of something. :P

  5. hi grub,

    wow! i just searched the dutch pancake maker and it looks similar to takoyaki maker :D that's a good idea to use it for takoyaki!!!

  6. hi kym,

    thanks!!! yay, now you call him hubby ;) if there is any japanese recipe you want to know, let me know, and i will try to cover it someday!!!

  7. Hey Ochi, can you tell me how long you boil the chikuwa that you put in the takoyaki. I got some frozen but have no idea how long they need to be boiled.

  8. sorry! i was away from the net for a while...

    you can defrost it in microwave or at the room temp. it is already cooked, so if you want to boil, you can boil it 30 sec or less ;)


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