Takoyaki is one of my favourite Japanese street food, it is a type of dumpling filled with baby octopus, cabbage, spring onions and pickled ginger. It is then cooked in a takoyaki pan then served with takoyaki sauce, mayonnaise, aonori and katsuobushi (dried bonito shavings).
- 1 cup cake flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups dashi stock (you can dilute 2 tbsp instant dashi powder in 2 cups of water)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup chopped baby octopus
- 4 tsp spring onions, finely chopped
- 4 tsp chopped pickled ginger, finely chopped
- 4 tbsp cabbage, finely chopped
- Takoyaki Sauce
- Bonito flakes
- Combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar in a mixing bowl. Add eggs and dashi stock and mix until it forms a smooth batter. Cover bowl with cling wrap then set aside and let it rise for 30 minutes.
- Lightly brush takoyaki pan with oil, heat up the pan using low heat. Pour batter into the pan up to the rim then add 2 pieces of baby octopus slices, pinch of ginger, cabbage and green onions in the middle.
- Once the batter rises, using a toothpick loosen the dumplings and flip it to the other side. Don’t worry about the shape, it will set in the bottom and finally creating a full sphere.
- Once the other side sets, loosen it again with toothpicks then keep on rotating for 5 minutes or until dumplings are golden and crispy.
- Once cooked place in plate brush with takoyaki sauce, top with mayonnaise and dried bonito flakes.
These are wonderful!
The moment I saw baby octopus and cabbage together I knew I had to make these even if I did not possess the said takoyaki pan: where there is the will there will be a way 🙂 ! May make them slightly less Oriental as I do not use Japanese or any other mayo, but this is a street food I have never met in the Land of the Rising Sun 🙂 !
Such a flavorful and interesting little treat.
Amazing they can make something so involved as street food.
OMG, these look amazing, will have to try them one day soon. Thanks for sharing.
I LUURRVE Takoyaki! I might just get the takoyaki pan to try this. Thank u for the recipe!
Gorgeous photos – great Japanese street food recipe 🙂
Yum! I love eating takoyaki when I go to markets. Just wondering,where did you buy your takoyaki pan? 😀
What a great snack!
I would love to try one of these, you’ve totally sold me on them. Thanks for sharing!
You always make the most interesting foods ever. Divine 🙂
galing! I like eating takoyaki with milk tea. 😀
Don’t those look delicious?
Love Takoyaki: and you make them look so easy to make!
takoyaki is my favorite, I always drop by every weekend at tea monkey to order their (tamayaki) takoyaki
Hi! Wonderful blog 🙂
Where did you buy the Takoyaki sauce, Bonito Flakes and Dashi Powder? Thanks 🙂
There’s lotsbin Fresh and save North Shore.
where can i buy takoyaki sauce,takoyaki powder,bonito flakes and dashi powder ..please reply for exact location with direction,im from pasig …thanks in advance
I am not sure of the exact location in the Philippines as I reside in New Zealand but I am sure when I was there Rustans have a lot of specialty imported producta so give it a try there.
They look good takoyaki!!