Takoyaki --- Octopus Balls for Dinner

My kitchen sink has been clogged up for the past weeks. That is one reason I haven't cooked lately. Naturally, I eat at restaurants and buy food at convenience stores, which is good if it is once in a while, but not good if it last for a while. Maybe next week, I should call plumber to fix it. Today's dinner is Octopus Balls, 9 pieces of them. One was extra service since I waited for a while in the line. The ingredients are flour, octopus, tiny dried shrimp etc. The toppings are dried bonito flakes, mayonnaise, green laver. Yummy, 280 yen is good price for this volume and taste. The place is called Osaka-Ya near the railroad crossing of Shimokitazawa.


Bill said...

The octopus balls appear to be wrapped in a clear film. What is that?

Anonymous said...

Hi Bill,
It's not a film but dried bonito plane.Good flavor!

Daizo said...


Bill said...

Ah, I see now. That's the bonito flake mentioned in Alwayseating's original post. Never tried it. I look forward to tasting it someday.

alwayseating said...

Bill, Thanks for your comment.
Yes, as advised by somebody kind,
it is bonito flake, somehow, it is shiny. That and sauce gives good flavour. In Akashi City area,
there is similar one called Akashi-Yaki ( Cooked in Akashi Style).
The balls are fluffier and instead of mayonnaise or bonito flake, they simply dip the balls into Dashi soup ( Japanese soup stock ).
That is also tasty and recommendation !