Friday, November 4, 2011

Gindaco Takoyaki

My son 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 his 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. 
Here's a Gindaco takoyaki tutorial: (笑)
 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:

NEXT POST: How to Make Takoyaki step-by-step tutorial

This post was featured in Dining in Japan, on Japingu


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

  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!

  3. My gf LOVES Gindako, too! :)

    I want takoyaki ;__;

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