I Love “Octopus Balls”. Here Is The Delicious Reason Why…And A Recipe Too!

Here is my next big cooking adventure – to make my version of this Japanese classic –

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OK, complete disclosure: I love Octopus Balls. Now, you may want to know why, so let’s take a trip to find out together:

OCTOPUS BAR

Octopus Balls in Tokyo!

It all began on my first trip to Tokyo, when I had a day to myself to explore.

I wandered through Tokyo’s Asakusa district, filled with small shops – and lots of places to get street food – and came across this incredible food stand: serving up Octopus in many unique ways: you could get it on a stick and of course, they had my first exposure to “Octopus Balls!”

OCTOPUS ON A STICK

tokyo octopus balls

I ate the Octopus on a stick, which was tender and smoky – and of course I had to try a platter of fried Octopus Balls: here’s what they are – chopped up Octopus, vegetables, spices and other Japanese stuff, mixed into a batter that is then deep-fried, then topped with a creamy…

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  1. This was a completely different kind of a read for me! Very interesting…

    FATIMAH • ROSEYGOLDBOX
    http://www.roseygoldbox.blogspot.co.uk

  2. I await the recipe with a little trepidation and this is from a girl who eats all manner of strange foods now 🙂

  3. I remember this from last March, and I still haven’t made it to the Japanese restaurant I found at the time.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Pete, it’s a tease for my attempt to make them at home and document the entire experience…hopefully it will go better than my disastrous attempt to make an egg-stuffed bacon-wrapped avocado!

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