Monday, April 25, 2016

JFC Frozen Jumbo Takoyaki

     Takoyaki (たこ焼) is one of my favorite Japanese foods. Tako (たこ) means octopus in Japanese, and yaki (焼き) means grilled. It is a ball-shaped Japanese snack made of flour, octopus and so on. As I mentioned in my previous entry, I had purchased Nissui frozen takoyaki before, and last Saturday I purchased JFC Takoyaki at Mitsuwa, a Japanese supermarket in the U.S. because it was on sale for $3.29 there. :) This package contained 18 pieces of frozen takoyaki.
JFC Frozen Takoyaki
       Yesterday, my husband and I decided to have the takoyaki for lunch. When I saw the frozen takoyaki, I was really impressed at how big these were! These reminded me of Otako (大たこ), a very popular takoyaki store in Dotonbori, Osaka. Otako makes Jumbo size takoyaki. When I lived in Osaka, I sometimes had Otako takoyaki. There were always very long lines to order their takoyaki. Otako takoyaki is very popular, but I love other takoyaki stores in Osaka too such as Kogaryu and Wanaka, which I mentioned in my previous Osaka entries.

     Anyway, we microwaved these frozen takoyaki for minutes.
JFC Frozen Jumbo Takoyaki
     Then, we topped with Japanese mayonnaise and tokoyaki sauce.

         We realized that we ran out of katsuobushi and aonori which are essentials for takoyaki. Instead of aonori, we sprinkled chopped green onion over them. These were very delicious indeed. I found that each takoyaki had two pieces of chopped octopus! :) If truth be told we also bought another frozen takoyaki at Japanese supermarket that day. I'll write about it next time.

     This is my entries related to Osaka.

     My entries related to Japan can be seen here.

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■Nissui Frozen Takoyaki

■Must Go to Places in Namba, Osaka

■Top 10 Products You Should Buy at Japanese Supermarkets (for Beginners!)

■Top 10 Most Popular Japanese Foods

■My Top 15 Must Eat Foods in Japan - My Favorite Japanese Foods

■8 Interesting Japanese Kitchen Gadgets!

■My Top 10 Favorite Japanese Sweets

■How to Make Japanese Deep Fried Chicken, Kara-Age

■How to Cook Japanese Curry

■How to Cook Miso Soup

■Top 10 Products You Should Buy at Daiso


  1. You are doing yourself a disservice if you don't try the JFC takoyaki prepared DEEP FRIED. Peanut oil, 360F/180C until they're a golden brown. Absolutely magical.