Friday, January 11, 2008

Japan: Takoyaki

Takoyaki can roughly be translated as "squid balls." It is a famous Japanese specialty hailing from Osaka, the second largest city in Japan.

The outer part of this round-shaped delicacy is made from a flour mixture. The whole dish is topped with mayonnaise (or wasabi if you like that) as well as shaved dried fish (not really sure how to properly call these ingredients...)

Anyhow, hope the pictures speak for themselves, enjoy!

here's a takoyaki stand...

and here's the takoyaki!

here's another shot! i got this one from the Nagoya Castle
(Nagoya is the fourth largest city in Japan)

...more on takoyaki on later posts!!!

8 comments:

JesieBlogJourney said...

Wow! I'm sure I love these dishes!

Booyah! said...

you probably would! they're pretty good!

Xandra Jenn said...

OMG, I like the food blog here... And I love Japanese food... you made me drooling... yum yummm

Booyah! said...

glad to have a happy audience :D

ellenmae said...

May Takoyaki Stand din sa may Porta Vaga but its not as good as the pic you posted.

James n_n said...

The authentic takoyaki are the best! yum! :)

bisdakbabbles said...

takoyaki! one of my favorites!
Have you tried okonomiyaki? ^-^

Booyah! said...

sadly i haven't... i didn't do enough research before i went.... :(

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