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How to Make Takoyaki?

Nov. 19, 2021

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Takoyaki, also known as octopus balls, is a spherical Japanese dish. It has a soft texture and is very moist inside. Takoyaki balls are made from a batter of wheat flour and fish stock, similar to okonomiyaki, and are cooked in a custom-made cast iron pan to give them their signature shape.

How to make takoyaki?

In a small mixing bowl break the eggs, add the water and granulated ingredients, and stir the mixture either manually or with a whisk. Pour the egg-water-granules mixture into the flour, then add the salt and mix thoroughly (with a whisk or by hand) until you have successfully made the batter. If you don't have a mold, make the octopus teriyaki dough and mix it with the ingredients until the dough is malleable.

Next, extend the dough to a thickness of about 2 cm. Cut it into pieces of about 3 x 3 cm.

Take each piece and add a piece of octopus in the middle. Wrap it up in the dough. Shape it into a ball and dust your hands with flour so it doesn't stick together.

Fry a few balls at a time in a pan of hot oil.

Now we come to the part where you put the dough into the octopus yaki pan to heat it up. However, as you may not have the batter to hand, as an alternative you can place the resulting batters in an ice tray and let them sit in the fridge for a few hours until they freeze solid.

When they have hardened, you place them in boiling oil. Let them fry until they turn brown, but also make sure they don't melt. As ingredients such as octopus are usually pre-cooked, the only thing you need to worry about when frying frozen takoyaki is the crispy outside, so be sure to fry them a little longer until they turn golden brown, but they should be done in about 5 weeks by the minute.

Cast Iron Takoyaki Pan    
 Cast Iron Takoyaki Pan


4 tips for making takoyaki

Making a batch of takoyaki takes practice and before long you will have developed a technique that works for you. In the meantime.


  • Use the right pan. Using a takoyaki pan will help you produce perfectly round octopus balls. Electric octopus teriyaki pots are also popular.

  • Use enough oil. Adding enough fat is essential for a golden, crispy crust. Grease all wells of the pan with oil: there should be a small pool of oil at the bottom of each well. This way, when the batter hits the hot pan, it will push the oil up the sides of the wells for even frying.

  • Use pre-cooked octopus. You can prepare cooked fresh octopus by putting a batch of octopus on the grill, or you can save some time and buy pre-cooked octopus, which you can find at most Asian grocery shops.

  • Use the right sauce. Like okonomiyaki sauce, you can find pre-made takoyaki at most Asian grocery shops or online with sauce (usually by the same brand). If you’re having trouble finding it, salty-sweet tonkatsu sauce is a close substitute—as is a homemade mixture of Worcestershire sauce with a bit of ketchup. The goal is a sauce with rich umami flavor to highlight the octopus and dashi in the dumplings and bright enough to complement all that fried dough.

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