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What Is Takoyaki Pan Used For?

Mar. 16, 2022

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Takoyaki is Osaka-Japan’s favorite street food which has taken the world by storm. From Asia to America and to Europe, the octopus’ appetizers are sampled and appreciated by many. Even though the majority of men and women adore this delicacy, they understand not they are easily able to make it in the home. Be aware that, making the takoyaki begins with having the proper tools such as the ideal pan and components to use. Now we have a peek at the takoyaki pans.


We would like you to experience this yummy snack at the comfort of your home without the stress of looking for the best takoyaki pan.


What is a Takoyaki Pan?

A Takoyaki Pan is a pan with dimples around the very best. While the dimensions of these dimples may vary, normally they ought to be approximately you to two-inch in diameter. The region surrounding the dimple ought to be horizontal for the flow of batter. After cooked, then you can choose and fill the chunks onto it.


These kinds of cast iron takoyaki pan may be used to create another ball-shaped desert-like Aebskevier or paddu or even Banh Khot. But, their dimensions will be different.

What does takoyaki taste like?

Takoyaki has a soft texture and is very moist. You would feel like it melts inside your mouth as you chew. This salty snack has a savory oceanic flavor coming from the chewy octopus inside of it. You will notice a hint of kelp flavor from the dashi on the ball batter. The toppings enhance the complexity of its taste.


As a rule of thumb, if you like how octopus tastes, most likely you will love takoyaki. But let’s get to know more about this popular snack!

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What is Takoyaki?

Takoyaki is the most loved and well-known street food from Japan, which has a perfectly round shape. The bite-sized ball is commonly served on a paper plate and two toothpicks. Most takoyaki has an octopus block as fillings.


But, you can also find ones with other food as fillings. Takoyaki has multiple toppings to serve, including katsuobushi, takoyaki sauce, and Japanese mayo. Sometimes, people also sprinkle some bits of chili flakes or powder to add spiciness to the food. As Japan’s number one street food, you would be able to find them easily from street vendors with stalls called yatai


They are also widely available in traditional markets and festivals. If you are fond of Japanese cuisine, takoyaki must be on your try list. To eat the takoyaki, hold the toothpicks the same way you hold chopsticks. But instead of tweezing the food with them, you spear it with them. Vendors serve takoyaki right away after it is taken out of the stove because all the taste and aroma will gradually fade as the dish cools off. Hence, be careful not to burn your mouth.


Does takoyaki always have octopus?

Takoyaki is almost always made with octopus in it, that’s the traditional way of making it at least. But because it’s so popular you now have a lot of variations with chicken, fish, and even a sweet matcha one. When making it yourself you actually have a lot of options like this recipe without octopus.

    Cast Iron Takoyaki Pan    
 Cast Iron Takoyaki Pan


2 oz takoyaki batter

6 oz water

½ egg

1 oz mentaiko (salted pollock roe)

Takoyaki sauce, to serve

Bonito flakes, to serve

Sliced spring onion, to serve

Japanese mayonnaise, to serve


Add the takoyaki batter mix, water, and egg to a large mixing bowl and whisk until combined.

Pre-heat the takoyaki pan over medium heat and brush with vegetable oil to ensure all the holes and surfaces are generously coated.

When the pan starts to smoke, carefully pour the batter into each hole. Add the mentaiko and pour over more batter until it slightly overflows the holes.

Allow to cook for four minutes or until the edges turn slightly brown. Then use a skewer or a chopstick to break the batter around the edges and allow any uncooked batter to flow out. Push the extra batter back into the holes to form the ball and turn each ball 90 degrees. Allow it to cook for a further 4 minutes until the ball is evenly brown in color.

Remove the mentaiko takoyaki from the pan and place them on a platter. Sprinkle with bonito flakes and sliced spring onion and serve with Japanese mayonnaise and takoyaki sauce.

Serve immediately.

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