Saturday, 21 August 2010

Takoyaki: Octopus and Shrimp Balls







This morning I finally received this lovely new 'baby' from Amazon - a takoyaki pan :)! Well, it's actually not a takoyaki pan, but a pan for making Danish Aebleskiver (some kind of Danish Poffertjes) or German Pförtchen, but it's the closest one to Takoyaki pan I could find here in Germany. Around two years ago I bought a Poffertjes pan with the hope that I would be able to make some takoyaki with it. Unfortunately the holes were not deep enough for making takoyaki (silly me didn't even really know what a poffertjes looked like...!), so even though the taste was fine, my takoyaki were all flat instead of round. However, from now on I wouldn't have such a problem anymore...:).


Takoyaki making - you can see I also used shrimps besides squid ( couldn't find octopus - well, maybe I should give Paul the Octopus a visit one day ;)!)

I used the recipe from the Cooking With Dog video which you can see below. I absolutely love Cooking With Dog channel, it's cute, the recipes are clear and the foods all look great...:)!

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27 comments:

  1. These seafood balls look delish!

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  2. I have always wanted to have one of those pans! Except they're so expensive and I don't know which one to buy. What brand is your pan? Is it easy to use? And I sure would like to eat an takoyaki. So pretty. :)

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  3. @ Angie - They were :)! Will make them again in the near future!

    @ Esther - My pan is not very expensive. I bought it here:
    http://astore.amazon.de/cookigalle-21/detail/B0002HPBUU - but this is from Amazon Germany. It's quite easy to use, but you have to make sure it's greased well, or it's going to stick!

    Try this link instead:
    http://www.amazon.com/TAKOYAKI-PAN-WITH-12-MOLDS/dp/B0006FLNDM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1282331260&sr=8-2 - the pan is quite affordable I think. Hope this helps!

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  4. Mmmm....love these.....very delicious. I have a takoyaki mould which I bought from a Japanese shop quite a few years ago. I think I have only used it for about 5 times to make takoyaki. Looks like I have forgotten about it. Time to dig it out and make these wonder balls again :D Thanks very much for reminding.

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  5. Un plato muy rico. Se ve muy sabroso. Saludos

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  6. Well, they look round and pretty to me :)

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  7. I have that same pan!! haha, I would have never thought to try this with that pan, just sweet treats. Good to know :)

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  8. I loves this, if got pass by stall sell this, i will surely buy it...

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  9. I so admire your creativity. What a wonderful way to use a pan designed to perform a limited function. This is my first visit to your blog. It will not be my last. I love your recipes and photos. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  10. wor, this look so good! I tasted this in the weekend market here, not really good.

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  11. Thank you so much for your help :) I really appreciate it.

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  12. @ Mary Moh - It's time to make takoyaki again then :)!

    @ Jose Manuel - Thanks for dropping by, unfortunately I don't read Spanish, maybe I have to ask my Spanish colleagues what you wrote ;).

    @ Tigerfish - With this new takoyaki pan, they're round luckily :), the flat ones were from the past when I used Poffertjes pan.

    @ Victoria - Try it, it's worth it :)! But you should oil the pan well, everytime you add new batter, or it's going to stick...!

    @ Somewhere in Singapore - We don't have such stalls here, only in Düsseldorf (a city in Germany with high Japanese population) when they have 'Japan Day' once a year.

    @ Mary - Thank you for your kind words, Mary. Do visit often :).

    @ Sonia - Try to make them yourself, it's not that difficult to make, just make sure you have the right pan :).

    @ Esther - It's my pleasure :).

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  13. cetakan spt ini ada juga di indo, temen ada yg beli trus bawa ke sini...bagus jg, nonstick

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  14. @ Jess - Thanks, Jess!

    @ Kartika - aku pernah liat di indo beberapa tahun lalu, bukan takoyaki pan, tapi bener2 takoyaki machine, mahal bgt, kalo gak salah sekitar 3 thn lalu 500.0000. Skrg mungkin lebih banyakan kali ya, krn makanan Jepang kan lebih dikenal di Indo.

    @ Pigpigscorner - Buy one! ;) There are actually many better (but no doubt more expensive) ones too.

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  15. Haven't tasted this before, would certainly love to try!

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  16. @ Cheah - You should! Takoyaki are absolutely scrumptious...!!

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  17. Beautiful dish and great pan... it can be useful for many other things as well :)

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  18. @ Margot - thanks! Yes, this pan can be used for making other things as well like Danish/German pancakes.´ :)

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  19. woah woah woah! so beautifully made! Can't believe your art work. I can never make something like this eh. Not very artistic-y lah!!!

    PS: I also added you on my blogroll. Woohoo now u are saved and I wont ever loose your blog!

    Jen

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  20. This is so cool! I love ordering this at Japanese restaurants.

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  21. You know, I finally managed to get an aebleskiver pan - I am sooo going to try this one.

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  22. I'd love to try to make this too someday :p Saat ini cukup puas dg resep okonomiyaki dulu. hehehe.

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  23. @ Jen - Thanks for the compliment Jen :). I am sure you can, you just need a takoyaki pan, it does the work for you...!

    @ Fresh Local Fresh Best - Me too...! But I cannot order it in the Japanese restaurants I know around here:(, that's why I had to make it myself at home!

    @ Trissa - Good for you and 'Good Luck in the Kitchen!' (I'm just trying to imitate the narrator in "Cooking With Dog" ;)).

    @Angels - Maksud kamu takoyaki ;)?

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  24. These look really cool! And I can't believe there's Chopin's Black Keys Etude used as background music in that Japanese cooking vid! :D

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  25. Omg I LOVE takoyaki too!! I've been finding that kind of pan in Singapore(where I live)but I still can't find it! Hope I can save enough money and buy it online :)

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