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: (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:
(Makoto demonstrates how to use those toothpicks to eat takoyaki:)
NEXT POST: How to Make Takoyaki step-by-step tutorial by Makoto
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