Takoyaki is traditional Osaka food. I had some on my first visit to Osaka in October 2011, and yesterday I helped making some in Akane’s new takoyaki pan, a heavy iron thing that she had brought back from Japan.
It was hard to get the balls really round at first because we used too little oil. But it was very fun to use the little metal sticks to rotate the dough until it became a ball!
Second batch, much rounder balls!
Smile, this is a fried potato snack!