By Food E Fare

Takoyaki is a popular Japanese street food known for its crispy exterior and gooey interior filled with diced octopus. Here's a basic recipe to make Takoyaki at home:


  • 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 & half cups dashi stock (or substitute with water)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 pound cooked octopus, diced into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup tenkasu (tempura scraps)
  • 1/4 cup pickled ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Takoyaki sauce (or Worcestershire sauce)
  • Japanese mayonnaise
  • Aonori (dried green seaweed flakes)
  • Katsuobushi (bonito flakes)


  • Takoyaki pan
  • Takoyaki pick or bamboo skewer


Prepare the Batter:

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, dashi stock, and eggs until smooth. The consistency should be similar to pancake batter.

Add Fillings:

  • Stir in the diced octopus, chopped green onions, tenkasu, pickled ginger, soy sauce, mirin, and salt until well combined.

Heat the Takoyaki Pan:

  • Heat the takoyaki pan over medium heat and brush each well with oil to prevent sticking.

Pour the Batter:

  • Once the pan is hot, pour the batter into each well, filling them nearly to the top.

Cook and Flip:

  • Allow the batter to cook for a few minutes until the edges start to set. Using a takoyaki pick or bamboo skewer, carefully lift the edges of each takoyaki and rotate them 90 degrees to form a round shape.
  • Continue rotating the takoyaki as they cook, ensuring all sides are evenly browned and crispy.

Finish Cooking:

  • Cook the takoyaki for a total of about 8-10 minutes, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.


  • Once the takoyaki are cooked, transfer them to a serving plate.
  • Drizzle takoyaki sauce and Japanese mayonnaise over the top.
  • Sprinkle with aonori (dried seaweed flakes) and katsuobushi (bonito flakes) for extra flavor.


  • Serve the takoyaki hot and enjoy them immediately.


  • Takoyaki can be filled with various ingredients such as shrimp, cheese, or vegetables, depending on your preference.
  • Be careful when flipping the takoyaki to avoid burning yourself.
  • Takoyaki is best enjoyed fresh, but any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheated in a toaster oven or microwave.

Customer Reviews

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Swarsan khadka

recipe is good..