Takoyaki is the Japanese term for savory octopus balls. It is made by shaping the batter into bite-size balls and filling it with diced octopus slices and vegetables, topped with mayonnaise, savory sauce, and bonito flakes.
Takoyaki is a famous street food in Japan. It is also considered as the most popular food in summer festivals according to a ranking survey conducted by Naver Japan. Takoyaki is delicious and can easily be eaten anywhere by stabbing the hot octopus balls with bamboo sticks. It is no wonder takoyaki is liked by many, not only by locals, but by tourists too. But be careful when eating takoyaki! It can be very hot especially when freshly cooked.
Many Japanese locals and foreigners enjoy takoyaki parties in their very own houses too. Just by having a takoyaki grill, you can easily make your very own takoyaki!
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