How To Make Japanese Takoyaki at home
This post is dedicated to my very young sister-like (or daughter-like?) friend, who is a Takoyaki lover and trying to make perfect Takoyaki at home.
Well… I think she is addicted to Takoyaki!!!
I found the following recipes/methods and they seem doable!
1. Make frozen takoyaki cubes and deep fry them.
How To Make Takoyaki (Without Takoyaki Pan) by My Name Is Andong
2. Make takoyaki balls with spoons and deep fry them.
How to Cook Takoyaki No Pan Molder by PagkaingPinoyTV
3. Cook halfway in a frying pan and make balls, then fry them through.
なんと！丸くなってる！？フライパンたこ焼きpart２の作り方！ by けんますクッキング [in Japanese]
I also found some other videos about Takoyaki, which might be useful for making Japanese Takoyaki at home. 🙂
Well, they are different from traditional Takoyaki balls, but they look tasty!
This unique potato takoyaki how-to video includes a recipe for making the sauce from scratch.
Potato Takoyaki without a special pan (Easy Quick Recipe) | OCHIKERON | Create Eat Happy 🙂 by ochikeron
How to make Takoyaki Square using a tamagoyaki(Japanese omelette) pan.
卵焼き器で簡単！ 丸めない！たこ焼き ｜ How To Make Takoyaki with Egg Fryer [in Japanese] by DELISH KITCHEN – デリッシュキッチン
材料2人分(Ingredients for two people)
・ゆでだこ(Boiled octopus) 50g
・細ねぎ(Thin spring onions) 3本
・紅しょうが(Beni shōga – red pickled ginger) 20g
・揚げ玉(Japanese Agedama or Tenkasu – scraps/batter bits) 20g
・サラダ油(Salad oil) 小さじ(teaspoon)1
・かつお節(Katsuobushi – bonito flakes) 適量(some)
・青のり(Aonori – green laver) 適量(some)
・たこ焼き粉(Takoyaki flour) 50g
This is like making a big pancake, and cut it into small pieces. This recipe uses plain flour and also suggests using Satsuma-age (fried fishcake) as alternative to octopus.
フライパンでたこ焼き／みきママ [in Japanese] by みきママChannel
・かつおだしの素(Bonito dashi stock powder)（小さじ(Teaspoon)2）
・天かす(Tenkasu – scraps/batter bits)（20g）
たこ(Octopus diced 2cm)（1/2本 or 50g）
さつま揚げ(Satsuma-age – fried fishcake diced 2cm)（1枚 or 50g）
*If you are going to use only Octopus or Satsuma-age (fried fishcake), use 100g of your choice.
In New Zealand, you can find the following Takoyaki products at Japan Mart.
Japan Mart Online Shop Search results for: ‘takoyaki’ :
As of writing this post,
PEARL / TAKOYAKI PLATE 1p NZ$21.20
NISSIN FOODS / SEASONING WHEAT FLOUR (TAKOYAKIKO) 200g NZ$4.30
OTAFUKU / OCTOPUS BALL SAUCE(TAKOYAKI SAUCE ENGLISH LABEL) 300g NZ$5.40
Hope the above information is helpful to you, my friend, and whoever is trying to make Japanese takoyaki at home!
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