Friday, August 7, 2009


A stall that sells Takoyaki.

There were 10 types of Takoyaki to choose from.

Usually there are 6 to 8 Takoyaki balls in a package.

The inside of a Takoyaki ball. You can find a piece of octopus in the center.

I like to talk about Japanese food. This one, called "Takoyaki", is usually sold at a stall in a mall or chow hall. And when a festival is held in the premises of a shrine or park, we can spot a Takoyaki stall in there. A piece of Octopus is covered with dough made of flour, which should be later grilled on a hot plate.

Takoyaki is usually seasoned with sauce or soy sauce, with some mayonnaise on the top. The stall I went to today offered 10 types of taste and I chose the soy sauce taste. This food is also popular among foreign people who visit Japan.

If you're a fan of the anime "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya", I'm sure you have seen this in the episode 7, 8 and more of the new season.

Here's the link to one of them:

In it you can see Kyon taking one from the hand of Haruhi at 0:37.