Enjoy the most famous Japanese street food that originated in Osaka, perfect as a casual lunch, snack or side dish.

  • Pre-cooked
  • Microwave for 2-3 minutes
Ingredients & Nutritional Information

Fried Cabbage & Octopus Balls

Water, Cabbage, Wheat flour (Gluten), Octopus [Octopus Membranaceus] (Molluscs) (10%), Leek, Sugar, Soybean oil, Ginger, Flavour enhancer [Monosodium glutamate], Fried dough (Water, Wheat flour (Gluten)], Salt, Bonito powder (Fish), Raising agent [Sodium hydrogenate carbonate]. 

Allergens: See ingredients in bold.
This product may contain Egg.

Storage: Keep frozen. Once defrosted keep refrigerated and consume within 1 day. Do not re-freeze.

Product of China using Octopus from India

Wild Caught in Western Indian Ocean
(FAO Fishing Area 51)

Catching Method: Net Catching

Nutritional Information:

 per 100g
of which saturates0.7g
of which sugars1.7g


How To Cook

Ways to prepare
Remove all packaging. Cook from frozen. All appliances vary. These are guidlines only.

Microwave (800W):
Place the 5 balls on the microwaveable plate. Heat for 2-3 minutes.

Deep fry:
Defrost in microwave for 3 minutes or at room temperature for 30-60 minutes. Deep fry in 175°C hot oil for 6 minutes.

Pan fry (from frozen):
  1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a frying pan and add Yutaka Takoyaki Octopus Balls, allowing plenty of space between each piece.
  2. Sizzle until the balls are slightly browned (1-2 minutes)
  3. Add 40-50ml water. Cover the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes on a medium heat. Flip the balls from time to time
  4. Remove the cover, and cook for one more minute for the water to evaporate.

Ensure the food is piping hot before serving. Serve with your favourite choice of toppings; Yutaka Bonito Flakes, brown sauce and mayonnaise.
Did you know
Takoyaki octopus balls are round battered dough balls with pieces of octopus, often served with Takoyaki sauce (brown sauce similar to Worcester sauce), mayonnaise, dried bonito flakes, Aonori seaweed and pickles red ginger. Traditionally Takoyaki has been enjoyed at most street good stalls "yatai" at Japanese festivals, and is one of the most famous street food originated in Osaka.


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