Food Friday: How did I not know of the existence of Bakudan Yaki? About 3 times the size of normal takoyaki, this “grilled bomb” was amazing as a snack or a meal. We got the kimchi cheese and teriyaki, and both were AMAZING. This particular stall can be found in Ikebukuro.

If you don’t know what takoyaki is, it’s a ball-shaped savory snack made of dough typically filled with a piece of octopus. It originated from Osaka, and it’s amazing watching cooks expertly flip the little balls of dough. Bakudan Yaki could be described as a super sized takoyaki, with different fillings and toppings available.

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