Friday, November 4, 2011

Gindaco Takoyaki

My husband Makoto is crazy about Takoyaki, like I'm crazy about Cream Puffs.
Takoyaki are crisp-shelled balls of hot dashi-flavoured goo with a little piece of octopus in the middle, 
a relative of okonomiyaki and monjayaki.
(Click here for a step-by-step Takoyaki tutorial)
Gindaco is one of Makoto's favorites.  Gindaco Takoyaki can be found all over Japan (and now Singapore).  I heard that it's Japan's most popular takoyaki chain, and well deserved too, their delicious takoyaki have especially crisp shells.  
Here's the local Gindaco in Makoto's hometown. 
Here's a Gindaco takoyaki tutorial: (็ฌ‘)
 
 Served in a wooden boat, topped with ao-nori and katsuo-bushi, mayonnaise on the side and giant toothpicks to eat them with. 
 Inside a Gindako Takoyaki ball:
(Makoto demonstrates how to use those toothpicks to eat takoyaki:)
NEXT POST: How to Make Takoyaki step-by-step tutorial by Makoto

This post was featured in Dining in Japan, on Japingu

4 comments:

  1. Whoaaa that's a huge piece of octopus inside the takoyaki ball! Here in singapore the octopus bits are so tiny :-(

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  2. @Anonymous
    Oh really? I hope you have the chance to visit Japan someday to try the takoyaki! Or maybe try making your own following the takoyaki tutorial here. Thanks for your comment!

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  3. My gf LOVES Gindako, too! :)

    I want takoyaki ;__;

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  4. I survived eating okonomiyaki so this should be my next conquest

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