Takoyaki : Japanese Tranditional dish made by baking octopus, tempura powder, ginger, etc.

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What is takoyaki?

Takoyaki is a Japanese dish made by baking octopus, tempura powder, ginger, etc. in the batter. It is generally cooked in a special takoyaki maker and served with takoyaki sauce, mayonnaise, and bonito flakes.


History of takoyaki

In the 1930s, Osaka is said to be the birthplace. It is said that the first Takoyaki shop was opened by Endo Tomekichi in 1935. It is said that Endo was modeled after ‘Akashiyaki’ in Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture.


Takoyaki in Osaka

Osaka is known as the birthplace of takoyaki and is said to be the symbol of Osaka. Takoyaki is so popular that there are takoyaki shops everywhere in Osaka. Osaka also has the Takoyaki Museum, where you can learn about the history of takoyaki and its regional variations.



Takoyaki is a popular Japanese dish with a long history. It is said to have originated in Osaka in the 1930s, and has since become a symbolic dish of Osaka. Takoyaki is usually made with diced octopus, pieces of tempura, gari, etc., and is generally eaten with takoyaki sauce, mayonnaise, bonito flakes, etc.


Gindako, a famous takoyaki shop in Japan

Gindako is a popular takoyaki restaurant chain with over 100 stores all over Japan. It is known for its fragrant takoyaki made with a special batter.

Since opening in Osaka in 2004, Gindako has gained popularity nationwide. The fragrant takoyaki baked with special batter is the signature menu item.

Gindako’s takoyaki is a fluffy takoyaki baked with a special batter. On top of that, there are various fragrant toppings, including Gindako’s special sauce.


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