Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thailand's Got Talent - Takoyaki

Near where we eat most nights, a van parks close by selling freshly made squid balls, aka Takoyaki. Not the processed meat kind, these have squid in the centre of a dough/batter, which is flavoured with grated carrot and shallots etc.

This guy has definitely cooked a few in his day and uses only a couple of skewers to get the job done.

The balls are moved along the row of griddles, depending on their cooking stage, the final one being set to 'keep warm'.

Op là! They're delicious and at five for 20 Baht, he has plenty of customers.

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Martyn said... Best Blogger Tips

Your description of Takoyaki is one which had my mouth watering. They are something I really could get my teeth into. The photo makes them look even better.

I watched the video and the man making them is poetry in motion. I'm sure he must continue with his hand movements while he sleeps. I've never seen Takoyaki in Udon before but then again I've never looked. Now I know the name I'll try and seek them out.

Snap said... Best Blogger Tips

Martyn, Stray calls him sinlabpin...artist, which always brings a smile to his face.

Megan said... Best Blogger Tips

Hmmm...I love takoyaki, but without the tako (squid), actually. They are incredibly popular in Osaka, where I lived for awhile. I brought back a takoyaki machine when I went back to the States and made all sorts of things in that machine. I do LOVE the sauce on top, though...

Snap said... Best Blogger Tips

The sauce is yummy! I'm guessing that if the squid = tako, then I've had the yaki, plain type, also. They made a nice breakfast one morning :)

Lani said... Best Blogger Tips

i've only had them once. i must have again after reading this!

Snap said... Best Blogger Tips

They are goooood...but a little bit on the naughty side I think? Naughty = calories +