Osaka Takoyaki

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Takoyaki, or octopus-filled balls, are a popular food associated with Osaka Prefecture. The flexible recipe has engendered its own food culture and become a leading Osakan "soul food." Master cooks are particular about their grill, flour, sauce, and the speed with which they turn the balls. Takoyaki features daily on social media with novelty goods and photos of takoyaki parties. Explore the evolving world of takoyaki and glimpse the essence of Osakans who prize tasty, affordable and satisfying food.