Everyone loves Takoyaki right?
Japanese people in the Tokyo/Yokohama area often joke that an electric Takoyaki set is standard fare in every home in Osaka. Granted, I have been to a few Osaka Takoyaki parties, but there are for sure, a few people over there who don’t own one…
But don’t let that stop you. You can buy a Takoyaki maker from J-List and make Takoyaki in your own country! Of course, you’ll need to find a super market that sells octopus tentacles… I’m sure Asian foods stores in your area would have them available though.
You may be wondering why the maker that J-List provides is so cheap. The reason is that it is not an electric Takoyaki Maker. This is just the iron tin, that you would then cook on the stove top. The new-fangled makers available in Japan now are plug-in, as you can see in the scrumptious picture below.
However most modern kitches in the states have an electric stove top anyway, so I’m sure the iron tin would work fine if placed right on top as well.
A recipie for making Takoyaki is available here, as well as other places on the web, but remember, making Takoyaki is not a precise science! You can do it 適当に and it will turn out fine!
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