たこ焼き 銀だこ Takoyaki Gindako

Oooh my husband is going to be jealous – he LOVES takoyaki. For those of you who do not know takoyaki, they’re little soft balls made of a flour batter with a piece of tako (octopus) inside, and traditionally served with sweet okonomiyaki sauce and mayonnaise. In Honolulu, you can get them at Shirokiya Ala Moana and they make a great snack.

We had Takoyaki yesterday at Gindako, but we got the Negidako (600 yen/8 pc) which is served with a dashi broth and grated daikon dipping sauce instead of the traditional sweet sauce. The outside is slightly crispy, but once you bite into it, be careful not to burn your tongue with the hot gooey batter inside.

Gindako - Negidako

Gindako - Negidako

But what I really want to talk about is the incredible speed and upper body strength of these guys here. They spin the takoyaki so fast they’re like DJs.

Takoyaki DJs

Takoyaki DJs

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3 Responses to “たこ焼き 銀だこ Takoyaki Gindako”


  1. 1 NL March 15, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Ai, I just wanted to let you know that I’ve really enjoyed reading your special edition blog from Japan, and even though I haven’t commented throughout,I’ve read about every great eating place that you’ve visited. With your wonderful pictures and descriptions,I almost feel like I’m there with you….except lucky you gets to actually eat all that yummy food! 🙂 Do you consider Japan “home”? You referred to it as such in your first blog from Sendai.

    • 2 honolulueats March 15, 2009 at 5:59 pm

      Thank you! I grew up in both cultures so sometimes I do feel like a foreigner or tourist in my home country (which is Japan). But I guess anywhere my family is is home to me. Hawaii is my home, so I’d say I’m “going home” today to Hawaii, but also visiting my parents will always be “going home” to me too.

  2. 3 SwmrsRl August 2, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Gindako is the best!!!! I absolutely love takoyaki! Its soooo much better than a plate lunch. I need some takoyaki soon!


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