Takoyaki [Japanese]

by - 9:29 AM

Made these Takoyaki today, but with chicken drums meat. It was very delicious!


Makes about 20-25 pieces
Tako (Octopus)
Green Onions
Benishoga (Red Pickled Ginger)

To Make Takoyaki Batter:
1 Medium Size Egg
1 cup Flour
1 tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Dashi
270 mL Water
1 tbsp Mirin
Pinch of Salt

Optional Toppings:
Takoyaki Sauce or Okonomiyaki Sauce
Aonori (Green Dried Seaweed)
Katsuobushi (Dried Bonito Flakes)


In a large bowl, mix well Dashi, eggs, soy sauce, salt, and flour with a whisk.

Heat a Takoyaki pan with oil to very hot, just until the oil begins to smoke. Use enough oil to coat the pan using a paper towel so that the batter won't stick. Then pour batter to fill the holes of the pan.

Drop octopus (chicken) pieces in the batter in each hole, and sprinkle chopped green onions and ginger all over the pan.

Cook at medium heat for 1-2 minutes and turn over using a Takoyaki turner (you can use a skewer). Cook another 3-4 minutes, turning constantly.

Place the cooked Takoyaki on a plate and pour Takoyaki sauce and mayo over them (to taste). Finish the dish by sprinkling the Takoyaki with Aonori (green dried seaweed) and Katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes).

You May Also Like