Sunday, July 18, 2010

Takoyaki たこ焼き  


Paul of octopus is a topic during world cup 2010 in Japan. It is surprising talent (Is it a coincidence?)

Octopus 蛸 is one of well-known ingredients in Japan. We eat some mollusks, octopus or squid for traditional Japanese food.
Takoyaki たこやき is very popular food for us. Originally it is a food of Osaka, west area (Kansai area) in Japan. It is eaten in Tokyo now. (I think culture of west and east, Osaka and Tokyo, is very different.)
Takoyaki is a grilled dumpling and small piece of boiled octopus (tako). It is very Japanese worcestershire sauce, mayonnaise, a piece of dried bonito (Katsuobishi), and dried green laver (aonori) are put on takoyaki. Combination of these flavoring is excellent. *Aonori あおのり is one of seaweed.
When I was a child, takoyaki didn't prevailed in Tokyo. I had never eaten it. However we can eat anywhere in Japan now.
If you visit Osaka, you must try to eat Takoyaki and Oconomiyaki. They become typical Japanese cuisine.

3 comments:

cuteandcurls said...

I absolutely love takoyaki. When I go to Isetan over here, I like to buy 2 pieces of them ..a bit rich but i cant help it ^_^

Sweet Memory said...

Is there Isetan in your country?
Isetan in Tokyo is my favorite department store. I love there.
Especially, a lot of excellent foods are sold. However, they are expensive a little.

cuteandcurls said...

Yes there is ^_^ and its the only one here. I do like Isetan especially the supermarket as they carry very fresh produce BUT yes their price are quite expensive.