‘Pardon? Did you just say ‘octopus balls?’
Yes, I did!
‘What on earth are ‘octopus balls?’
Don’t worry, they are not as you might think! Octopus balls, as they are translated from the Japanese ‘takoyaki’, are cooked balls of dough with pieces of octopus inside. We don’t eat octopus in the UK, but in Japan it’s very common, and delicious.
We decided to have an ‘Octopus Balls etc. Party’ at NELS. Previously, a friend of mine had suggested making sweet balls too, so after we had eaten lots of octopus, ham and cheese balls, we moved on to making balls filled with chocolate, chestnuts, truffles, fruit, and even Christmas pudding from the UK. DE-LI-CIOUS!!!
To see the photos of the evening, look here.