Sunday, April 05, 2009

Super Takoyaki Balls in Tokyo

On our first day in Tokyo, we went to a section of town called Akihabara, aka "Electric Town", an area know for it's electronics and "otaku" stores. We walked past some food vans, and I immediately knew I wanted to try a cart that featured giant Takoyaki stuffed with 10 ingredients.

Normal takoyaki, consists of a ball of batter filled with squid, but these takoyaki advertised 10 items including squid, clam, sausage, cabbage, mashed potato, quail egg, mushrooms, corn, and 2 other things I could not identify (sorry). They were also about 3-4 times larger than the usual takoyaki- about 3-4 inches in diameter.
The ball is then topped with okonomiyaki sauce, bonito, and mayo. The cart offered alternate toppings like cheese, kimchee, and onions as well.
It was like eating a giant spherical Japanese hot pocket- yum.


Mellow Monk said...

I just wanted to let you know that I blogged about a posting of yours:

I found this post while googling for info on the deep-friend hot dogs I saw on Tony Bourdain’s New Jersey episode.

Great job!

And that was a great episode, wasn’t it. I have a friend with a deep fryer, and I can’t wait to commandeer it and experiment with deep-frying hot dogs.

By the way, can you tell me what the topping is on the rippers in your photo? (Personally, I’m thinking of experimenting with things like horseradish, jalapenos, and sour kraut.)

Have a great weekend,

Paul Kotta
Cofounder and CoE (Chief of Everything)
Mellow Monk’s Green Teas
“Traditionally Tasty. Mucho Mellow.”

fougoo said...

Thanks - glad you like the blog and thanks for the shout out!

Rutt's Hut is the bomb. The relish is their secret relish, which has pickled cabbage and carrot. Not sure what else...