Takoyaki Octopus Balls

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

  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Sides
  • 1-2 Servings


Yutaka Frozen Takoyaki Balls 300g

To garnish (any combination):
Katsuobushi Bonito flakes
Takoyaki sauce or brown sauce
Aonori seaweed


Remove all packaging and cook from frozen.

Ways to prepare:

Option 1: Microwave (800W)
Place the 5 balls on the microwaveable plate. Heat for 2-3 minutes.

Option 2: Deep fry
Defrost in microwave for 3 minutes or at room temperature for 30-60 minutes. Deep fry in 175°C hot oil for 2-3 minutes. Or deep fry from frozen at 165-170°C for about 5 minutes.

Option 3: Pan fry
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 minutes for water to evaporate.

Serve by topping with a combination of the garnish ingredients.

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