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Takoyaki Recipe: Crispy Octopus Balls With A Creamy Filling

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Are you craving for some Takoyaki and a refreshing highball drink? Look no further! We have the perfect recipe straight from Japan.

Takoyaki Ingredients:

– 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

– 2 teaspoons baking powder

– 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

– ¾ teaspoon salt

– 2 cups dashi broth (you may also substitute with chicken or vegetable broth)

– 2 large eggs

– 1 ½ cups boiled octopus, diced into small pieces

– 1 cup finely chopped green onions

– 1 cup tenkasu (tempura scraps)

– Takoyaki sauce (for topping)

– Japanese mayonnaise (for topping)

– Ao-nori (dried seaweed flakes) (for topping)

– Katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes) (for topping)

Highball Ingredients:

– 1 ½ oz high-quality Japanese whisky (Hibiki, Yamazaki or Nikka are great options)

– 4 oz sparkling water or club soda

– Ice cubes



  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat eggs until frothy; then mix in dashi broth.
  3. Gently mix the egg mixture into the flour mixture until well-combined.
  4. Stir in the boiled octopus, green onions, and tenkasu.
  5. Preheat your takoyaki pan over high heat and brush each hole with cooking oil.
  6. Fill the holes to the top with the takoyaki mixture, overfilling them will create a nice round ball as it cooks.
  7. Using a skewer, chopstick, or takoyaki pick, turn each takoyaki ball by moving it in a circular motion until it forms a round shape.
  8. Continue cooking and turning the takoyaki balls until golden brown and crispy on the outside.
  9. Remove the cooked takoyaki from the pan and place it on a plate, drizzle with takoyaki sauce and mayonnaise.
  10. Garnish with ao-nori and katsuobushi flakes.
  11. Enjoy!


  1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in 1 ½ oz of Japanese whisky.
  3. Add 4 oz of sparkling water or club soda slowly, stirring gently.
  4. Garnish with a slice of lemon or lime if desired.
  5. Enjoy your refreshing highball drink alongside your delicious takoyaki!

There you have it, folks! Takoyaki and a highball drink made from the comfort of your own home. Impress your friends with your newfound culinary skills and enjoy a taste of Japan. Happy cooking!

Takoyaki with its toppings

Takoyaki balls

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