Make Takoyaki in a Frying Pan

Make Takoyaki in a Frying Pan

No need for takoyaki flour, yamaimo or nagaimo!! You can still make it fluffy and melting. It's very fast and easy.
Use a frying pan if you don't own a takoyaki maker!

Ingredients: 2 frying pans worth

◇Cake flour
100 g
30 g
◇Baking powder
1 teaspoon plus
400 ml
◆Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
◆Dashi (I used powdered bonito stock)
1 teaspoon
◆Sugar (or mirin)
1 teaspoon
a small amount
to your liking
Octopus (boiled)
to your liking
Japanese leek
to your liking
Topping (optional)
(Refer to step 8)


1. Combine ◇ and ◆ ingredients in two separate bowls. Chop other main ingredients. Chop up the cabbage roughly.
2. Mix in half of the water to ◇ . It gets lumpy, but keep on mixing.
3. When it's mixed thoroughly, add the remaining water, egg, salt, and ◆ ingredients. Keep on mixing.
4. Add Japanese leek and cabbage. Keep on mixing.
5. Heat oil in a frying pan, and pan-fry the ingredients. Top with octopus.
6. Cover the pan and pan-fry for 3 to 4 minutes on a medium heat. Now, don't be afraid, and flip it over.
7. Remove the lid and heat for 3 to 4 minutes over medium or high heat to your liking. Not all takoyaki are round!
8. Toppings (Sprinkle on top): Bonito flakes, aonori, and tempura crumbs. (Mix into the dough): Beni-shouga red pickled ginger, konnyaku, etc. Add anything and as much as you like.

Story Behind this Recipe

In the Western world, in countries like England and Germany, octopus is known as the "Devil Fish" because of its frightening look. But I wanted to eat takoyaki, so I found octopus to make this recipe.