Saturday, March 08, 2008

Octopus Balls

I have a ton of things to blog about but time has been in short supply around here lately. That and I have my parents coming into town next week, and I still don't know where they will sleep, what we will do--don't get me started on the state of the toilets in this house.


Here you have today's lunch. A typical Japanese snack. Takoyaki, or octopus balls.

You can buy eight for roughly five bucks. Each one is the size of a golf ball and they are covered in a sweetish brown sauce, powdered seaweed, a pile of fish flakes and mayonaise.

You also get a sharp stick for poking. Takoyaki is mostly a non-sweet batter that is cooked in a special pan until the outside is all crusty. But hidden inside you'll find a big chunk of octopus.

And here's another shot.

They are tasty, filling, and a wonderful alternative to a burger and fried or a bag of chips. Now, if only I can get my parents to try them, we'll have one adventure under our belts.