We’ve all seen the Cake Pop and Donut Hole Maker, but I bet no one has ever seen the Takoyaki Automatic Octopus Balls Maker.
Just as we are accustomed to eating meatballs, the Japanese look forward to a plate full of octopus meatballs. Apparently, it’s a festival favorite. Any type of meatball is a mix of meat congealed together with ingredients such as starches and eggs, so if octopus are abundant then why not make meatballs out of them?
Takoyaki Factory Ton Ton
- Size: 36 x 30 x 13.8cm (14.2 x 11.8 x 5.4in)
- Weight: 2,970g (6.5lbs)
- Electricity: AC100V 1,200W
- Materials: Cast aluminum with fluorine resin treatment (cooking plate and control panels); polyprene resin (border)
- Accessories: batter pitcher, oil brush, turning picks (5), cookbook (Japanese only)
- Cord: 1.4m (4.6ft)
- Instruction manual: Japanese only
- Ingredients sold separately
In the Takoyaki, you can create different kinds of meatballs whether you choose to use octopus, fish, shrimp, pork, turkey, beef or chicken. The machine will cook a dozen balls at one time evenly, and there is an interesting mechanism that will flip each meatball in its compartment. Included are five turning picks so you can help the machine flip meatballs effectively and manually remove them when cooked. With all the action going on, you’d be surprised how much fun making meatballs is before even eating them.
The cooker’s nonstick surface means that clean-up with be a breeze, and if your meatball batter is liquid you can use the included batter pitcher (that’s shaped like a kettle) for neat dispensing.
The Japan Trend Shop sells the Takoyaki Automatic Octopus Balls Maker for $170 US. Be the first of your friends to own one.