By nagomistation - Last updated: 火曜日, 1月 10, 2012 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment
Story by Megumi

Takoyaki is one of my favorite Japanese food and I think a lot of Japanese people like it! It’s a grilled octopus balls.

Mix flour, eggs and water (sometimes use dashi stock) then fry it in the special pan, put the boiled octopus and keep turning them until they are round shapes. Place it on plate, and pour the Takoyaki sauce, mayonnaise, seaweed powder and bonito flakes.

It’s so yummy! I highly recommend you to try it when you are in Japan even if you feel “I don’t want to eat Octopus” 😉

If you go to Osaka, you can easy to find Takoyaki shop and get it approx. 6-8 Takoyaki balls for 500 yen.

Takoyaki is very popular especially at Osaka and people have own Takoyaki plate at their house so that they can enjoy their selves. (Since to make it shapes round, you need special pan to cook Takoyaki)

If you are interested in trying Takoyaki, join home visit program and visit Adachi family 🙂
Now they live in Tokyo but originally come from Osaka, so you can enjoy real home-made Takoyaki with them! They will tell you some tips how to make delicious Takoyaki!

Not only will you be able to explore new dishes, home visit program will be a fantastic opportunity to have a meaningful cultural exchange or practice your Japanese skills. Think of it as a short home-stay program for those who do not have the time but still want the experience. There are families that welcome visitors during the day at lunch too so check through your schedule to see if you can find some time for a nice Home Visit.

If you would like to join, contact us via each host family’s page two weeks before your desired visiting date and we will arrange your visit to host family. Adachi family can welcome you on Saturdays or Sundays for lunch!

Megumi Kusunoki, (@nagomistation) currently a cooking instructor in Tokyo started Nagomi Kitchen in hopes for people around the world to learn more about real Japanese food. Combining her passion for tourism as a former scuba diving instructor, bus tour guide, and marketing and sales manager for an online guide for tourists coming to Japan, and food, Nagomi Kitchen was born out of a labor of love. She hopes that through Nagomi Kitchen more people will become more familiar with Japanese food and ingredients and be able to incorporate Japanese home cooking into their daily meal.


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