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Fries and a coke with your octopus balls?

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Fries and a coke with your octopus balls?

Silverjay | Jun 26, 2006 04:22 PM

According to this article, takoyaki is getting ready to wrap it's tentacles around the U.S.- http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13541858/. Are we ready for it?

Gindako is a great chain of takoyaki shops in Japan. In an ideal ball, the octopus bit is tender, with just the right amount of snap to it. The contents in the batter are cooked throughly, but still ooze. And the ouside skin is crisp enough to give the whole ball a perfect spherical form. You also need the right amount of creeping bonita flakes on top...

Is it possible for this to make it in America- outside of the East Village and parts of SF and LA?. As much as I want it to happen, I'm just not sure America's ready for takoyaki- or ever will be on a mainstream level.

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