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Please note, we can replace/remove ingredients as long as we are given a prior notice on your booking.
We would welcome you contacting us before booking to check on the suitability of ingredients used in the menu if you have any dietary requirements.Otherwise, please inform us of any dietary requests on booking. If we do not get prior notice we cannot amend arrangements.
Takoyaki (たこ焼き), literally means ‘fried octopus’, is a specialty dish from Osaka. Every ball contains a small piece of octopus (Tako) as its main ingredient. Some people call it ‘octopus balls’ or ‘octopus dumplings’ in English but I think the name ‘Takoyaki’ is getting well known worldwide nowadays.
Takoyaki is similar to Okonomiyaki in its taste and that it uses a flour-based batter with dashi stock. Very savory with a lot of umami. However, unlike Okonomiyaki, it is grilled on a special iron plate with many round wells so they are in little round ball shape. And very CREAMY inside, for that everyone can’t help falling in love with Takoyaki 😍
It is a popular casual street food. You can buy it from a takoyaki stand on the street, and some Izakaya restaurants have it on their menu. But it’s also cooked at home. In Osaka, every family has their own Takoyaki pan/hot plate! That is not always in other areas.
Don’t like octopus? No problem! We enjoy other alternatives at home.
We sometimes bring ingredients you like and make a Takoyaki party too. It is always fun to make them yourself with your friends and family!
In this class, we will prepare different ingredients for you to choose from.
My suggestions for other fillings can be;
Chikuwa (fish cake)
We will be making Japanese sweets using the Takoyaki pan too.
If you want to try Takoyaki but don’t like octopus, this class is the choice for you!
I can also introduce where to buy a Takoyaki pan for you to bring back home.
* You can get free refills on Japanese sake, beer, wine and soft drink during the lesson :)* Menus are subject to change based on the availability of items in the market.
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Hi! I'm Junko, the owner of JJ Kitchen in Tokyo. Supporting me is my good foodie friend, Eiko.We love to cook, eat, and drink with our friends. We talk nonstop about the foods and drinks we’re interested in, and often enjoy throwing home parties with friends on the weekends. The happy smiles of our guests are the biggest treat for us. We will welcome you to our kitchen with all our hearts :)