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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Buffalo Takoyaki

2:13 PM Posted by ninja 3 comments

I have wanted to try this recipe ever since I watched Surplus Princess (K-Drama 2014) and they had a Takoyaki food truck in the show. However, instead of a regular Takoyaki I wanted to try subbing chicken strips for the squid and switch everything out so it would work with a Buffalo sauce. So it really can't be called a Takoyaki anymore since I believe Tako stands for squid but I am still calling a Buffalo Takoyaki. 

This recipe got rave reviews from Daddy and Mommy Ninja but not so much from those who is not used to the tokoyaki texture. I personally liked it and thought it makes a good midnight snack. 

1 Cup All purpose flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
pinch of salt
2 eggs
1 tbs of Buffalo sauce 
1 2/3 Cup of Buttermilk
4 oz Breaded Chicken strips fried and cut into small chunks (chunks of cooked chicken can be subbed)
1/2 Cup Shredded cheese (I had three cheese mixture on hand, but any cheese would work)
Optional: I throw in some chopped spinach in my second batch. 

Mix everything together except you leave out the chicken and cheese until the very end. 

Heat the Takoyaki pan on the stove top on medium heat. 

Don't forget to spray the tokoyaki pan with oil before you put the mixture in it. Also prepare two toothpicks or skewers to turn the tokoyaki. (I know you are suppose to just use one but I just find it easier with two skewers.) 

For some tips on how to turn the tokoyaki in the pan I found this video on youtube. 

BTW, looks like most people add the filling to the tokoyaki mixture after it starts cooking but I personally find it easier to just mix them in together so I am not in a chaos when I start cooking. Also just expect your first batch to look ugly no matter how quick you are. 

For those of you who doesn't own a tokoyaki pan, I believe you can try them in muffin pans, but I would probably personally suggest a mini muffin pan if you can find one. 

Buffalo Sauce
Bleu Cheese Dressing


  1. Wow!! My husband and I just finished watching and enjoying Surplus Princess. Love the drama/food combination in your blog. We can't stop talking about making Takoyaki. He wants to use calamari and sausage and I want to use shrimp. Where did you get your pan? There is an electric version on Amazon,but commenters keep saying it cooks unevenly. Keep up the good work.

    1. Calmari! That's an awesome idea! I might try that one as well. I was thinking bacon would be a good idea as well.
      I got the pan just at a local small Asian grocery store, and it's not electric which really was kinda a pain since I had to careful about controlling the heat. However, since I don't currently make Takoyaki very often, I didn't see the need to fork out the extra money for an electric one. Let me know how you guys recipe turned out!

  2. Hi Ninja I finally made takoyaki. I couldn't find a takoyaki pan in my local Asian food supply store. I came across a youtube video of someone making takoyaki using a cake pop maker. The process takes 2 steps. You put the batter in the well and add your stuffing of choice. When the batter is cooked remove it from the cake pop maker. Add more batter, then put the cooked half on top of the raw. Close the cake pop maker and it forms the 2 halves into 1. This method was foolproof. I used turkey burger, smoke cheese and shrimp as my fillings. I liked the shrimp the best and my husband licked the plate clean. All in all it was a very fun project. Thanks again for your blog p.s I was trying to upload a picture to your blog. Any suggestions?