One of Japan's most well-known soul foods is takoyaki (たこ焼き, octopus balls), which is ubiquitous in its birthplace of Osaka (like us!). Fortunately, you can prepare takoyaki at home using a variety of tools, including stovetop pans, grills that may serve several purposes, and special takoyaki makers. If you need a refresher on this delicious food, here's our article on everything you should know about Takoyaki.
Home takoyaki cooking has never been simpler. These are the top 8 takoyaki pans:
The Iwatani Takoyaki Pan CB-P-TAF is a high-quality cooking tool from a reputable Japanese manufacturer that produces delicious takoyaki. Cooking is simple and food won't stick to the pan thanks to its non-stick coating.
It is the best takoyaki pan available because it was created in Osaka, the birthplace of takoyaki, for stovetop cooking.
A superb takoyaki maker that is committed to cooking like a takoyaki master is the Iwatani Takoyaki Pan and Gas Stove. Using equipment made specifically for the task, you'll be able to make authentic takoyaki that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, much as you'd find at Japanese street vendors.
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This is one of the easiest options for you out there: a simple induction compatible takoyaki pan. You can grab those for a 20 to 30 USD and can cook your takoyaki comfortably from your induction stove.
Thanks to this Takoyaki pan, which is of restaurant-quality, you can now prepare them at home. Each ball in this sturdy cast iron pan has a diameter of around 4 cm. The pan has a finished wood handle that adds to the convenience and comfort of creating takoyaki.
Octopus not your thing? Other fillings like bacon, cheese, and vegetables can be used to create a variety of delectable versions. Poffertjes in the Dutch tradition can also be made using this unusually shaped pan.
You'll be the talk of the party with this "Giga Takoyaki Machine" by Lithon, which can produce jumbo-sized takoyaki (2,720 yen, tax included)! Why? Because it enables you to prepare takoyaki that are five times as large as usual and have a substantial 10-centimeter diameter (approximately 4 inches) — something unusual!
While you wait for the jumbo-size takoyaki to finish cooking, you can still have some delectable regular-sized takoyaki because there are other slots available for you to prepare them first. There is no doubt that anything you decide to do won't be dull for you or your buddies.
The Happy Sales Non-Stick Takoyaki Pan has a really good value, and is great to make class takoyaki balls on a stove. It's also has a non-stick coating, which makes it easy to cook and keep clean!
On top of that, it's very afforable and a reliable option to prepare your takoyaki at home.
The Health and Home Multifunction Grill with Takoyaki Maker is an excellent because you can use it for takoyaki and more! That way, you can get more value out of it. It comes with a built-in thermostat and is also non-stick: convenient to make delicious food in a short amount of time.
It's great to have a nice family gathering and share the joy of eating takoyaki at home!
The "Auto-Turning Takoyaki Factory Tonton (7,490 yen, tax included)" that you can see here was created by Sugiyama Metal. As the name implies, the device automatically rotates the batter in the hole rather than requiring you to do it by hand with a toothpick, making it simple for even beginners to prepare exquisite portions of takoyaki with little effort.
Simply add the takoyaki batter and other ingredients, then flip the switch. That's it. You only need to wait for the meal to be ready because the machine will automatically flip the batter around for five to six rounds.
Zojirushi’s EA-BDC10 electric grill combined with the Takoyaki plate EA-YBC01 makes exceptional takoyaki. Takoyaki parties will never be the same with this high-quality takoyaki maker designed by Japan’s Osaka-based Zojirushi.
Note: The takoyaki grill plate cannot be used on its own. Both products sold separately are required.
The Zojirushi Gourmet Sizzler® Electric Griddle EA-BDC10 is a versatile hot plate cooker which is perfect for Japanese-food lovers. Easy-to-use and made with top-quality materials throughout, you’ll wonder why you never got one before.
The Gourmet Sizzler’s a fun way to cook and perfect for parties and gatherings with family and friends.
The Zojirushi Takoyaki Grill Plate EA-YBC01 makes 26 large takoyaki balls when used in conjunction with the Zojirushi Gourmet Sizzler® Electric Griddle EA-BDC10. Its large size makes it ideal for takoyaki parties and entertaining family and friends at home.
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Now that you're about to be equipped with the best Takoyaki-making tool, it's your turn to turn up the gas and get those takoyaki cooking! Prepare your own takoyaki party and try out some original combinations to surprise your guests!
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