Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wednesday In Japan... Revenge of the TAKO !


Octopus to many.
Much like squid, cuttlefish or calamari, unless it is battered and fried
 many people will not eat it.  And squid ink pasta oh the horror !
And octopus, I  mean who eats octopus ?
Me !
I thank my fabulous Mum who exposed all of her children to eating wonderful,
nutritious and different food. Fish was one of them. 
Not just that battered fish like food called fish sticks of the 50's 
In fact I usually will pick a fish dinner over a meat one.
Octopus oh no !...  but really what person outside the UK doesn't look aghast
at something called Spotted Dick ?  hahahahahahaha
Anyways, what got me on this ramble was " The Happy Whisk" blogger
was very excited to find a "Babycakes Cupcake Maker".  A round small cake ball maker.
I have a Takoyaki pan that makes the small savory batter round snacks
filled with a small piece of tako.
I was wondering if I could use a cake batter to make a sweet round cupcake.
And yes, not filled with a piece of tako. 
I hear you William !
Many of you have seen this "Cooking With Dog" already but who can resist Francis ?
Tako Tako Tako Tako
And just because I can
Here is your pretty for midweek.


tako. . . parsnip
music. . . Octopus's Garden, Ringo Starr


  1. Oh, I'd have to pass on seafood! I just can't stomach it.

    The boys look far too adorable, as always. But they already know it.

  2. I make it a rule to never eat what can eat me!

    I agree, the boys are adorable, as always!

    1. Awwwwww They can be very small.
      They can't eat you then.

  3. Yay for TAKO! It's great your mom let you experience different food. When travelling, one of my favorite things is to try local food. When in Osaka, goota have takoyaki!

    1. Gosh no lie... Osaka means takoyaki !
      Much of my family lives outside of Osaka.
      I also love the Hanshin Tigers even though they never win.

  4. Never mind all that talk about tako - we want that toy and we want it NOW!

    1. It was enjoyed very much !
      I makes the angrybirds sound so they loved it.

  5. I don't see why you could't.

  6. Those are two cuties! Thanks for your visit on VDP today!

  7. Thanks for the shout out. I would love to try anything you made.