Simple Takoyaki Recipe You Can Try at Home

By. Nevanda - 10 Apr 2023

img Takoyaki is a popular street food in Japan and can also be found in many Japanese restaurants around the world. Takoyaki is cooked in a special pan with half-spherical molds, allowing it to form its distinct shape. Once the takoyaki is cooked, it is typically topped with a sweet and savory sauce, mayonnaise, and other toppings like dried seaweed flakes and dried bonito flakes.


The texture of the takoyaki is a combination of slightly crunchy on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside, with bits of chopped octopus, green onion, and other ingredients mixed into the batter. The flavor of takoyaki is savory and slightly sweet, with a rich umami taste from the dashi and the toppings of takoyaki. Takoyaki is often served in a small paper tray or on a plate and is enjoyed as a snack or appetizer.


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Here are Takoyaki Recipe You Can Try:



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups dashi (Japanese soup stock)
  • 1/2 cup chopped octopus (cooked)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup dried shrimp
  • 1/4 cup tenkasu (tempura scraps)
  • Takoyaki sauce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Aonori (dried seaweed flakes)
  • Katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes)


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  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and then add the dashi.
  3. Add the egg and dashi mixture to the flour mixture and mix until smooth.
  4. Add the chopped octopus, green onion, dried shrimp, and tenkasu, and mix well.
  5. Heat a takoyaki pan over medium heat and grease it with oil or cooking spray.
  6. Pour the batter into the pan until the wells are about 3/4 full.
  7. Cook for about 1-2 minutes, or until the edges of the takoyaki are slightly crispy.
  8. Use a skewer or takoyaki turner to flip the takoyaki over and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until the other side is crispy.
  9. Serve the takoyaki hot, topped with takoyaki sauce, mayonnaise, aonori, and katsuobushi. Enjoy!


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