Crispy Takoyaki Recipe: Tips for Making Takoyaki

May 25, 2022

Crispy Takoyaki Recipe: Tips for Making Takoyaki

Takoyaki is among the most beloved street foods from all over the world. When we think of the world's best street foods, no list is ever complete without these delicious, savory, and unique seafood dumplings that Japan has gifted us with. Takoyaki is simple yet addicting--it's basically a grilled puff with a small piece of octopus and other seafood and vegetables in the filling. The savory treat is made complete with sweet, salty sauces and seasonings for an incredible burst of flavors.


Now you can make the perfect Takoyaki balls: Crispy on the outside coating, while savory and chewy on the inside fillings. Does anyone care for some crispy Takoyaki? Here's how to make them!


  1. First, start with the Takoyaki batter. You need to combine some of the dry ingredients including flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Next, add the eggs, soy sauce, and dashi, then whisk until fully combined.


  1. At this point, you can start heating the Takoyaki pan over medium-high heat. Make sure that each round mold is well oiled. When the pan is heated well enough, you can start to fill each hole with the batter. Next, top with pieces of octopus, tempura, ginger, and scallions.


  1. Allow the batter to cook and wait until the bottom part of the balls begins to crisp.


  1. Now comes the fun part. Using Takoyaki picks (we highly recommend StarBlue's Takoyaki picks, which are made with nylon and fiberglass that are best for when you're using a non-stick Takoyaki maker), rotate each Takoyaki as they continue to cook so as to achieve the perfect spherical shapes. Keep cooking for another 4–5 minutes, turning the balls intermittently to make sure that all sides get an even, golden brown color.


  1. Serve these treats with a drizzle of Japanese mayonnaise, a sweet and salty Takoyaki sauce, and other toppings you like.


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