A simple recipe on how to make Takoyaki Sauce from scratch that is as close as the Otafuku’s Takoyaki sauce. So delicious when drizzle over Takoyaki, the crunchy Japanese octopus balls!
Takoyaki Sauce is mostly used for seasoning Takoyaki (Japanese octopus balls/dumplings). One of Japan’s best-known street food snack originated in Osaka, the delicious octopus ball is crunchy on the outside and flavorful on the inside. To enjoy, they are then brushed with takoyaki sauce and a squirt of Japanese mayo.
To Make Takoyaki Sauce at home:
For a simple Takoyaki sauce, you need Worcestershire sauce, mentsuyu, sugar and ketchup. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk well together. Adjust the sauce to your liking. It’s really easy!
You can also purchase Takoyaki Sauce like below in a Japanese grocery store.
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- 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce (Usutah So-su)
- 1 tsp mentsuyu (noodle soup base) (See Notes for homemade recipe)
- ¾ tsp sugar
- ½ tsp ketchup
- Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together. Adjust the sauce according to your liking.
Mentsuyu (noodle soup base): Homemade recipe, click here.
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