Inspired by a dish called akashiyaki, takoyaki was invented in 1935 by a street vendor in Osaka named Tomekichi Endo. This mouth-watering Japanese dumpling is comprised of octopus rolled into a ball to make a delicious snack. Other ingredients like pickled ginger, green onion, okonomiyaki sauce, fish shavings and Japanese mayonnaise are usually added to the octopus to make a sumptuous filling. For authentic Japanese takoyaki, look no further than the Osaka Takoyaki Museum, where you will find a variety of takoyaki from five famous vendors. There is also the opportunity to check out historical takoyaki documents and artifacts in the museum.

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A Guide To Street Food In Japan
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