The best octopus dumplings (takoyaki) in Kyoto
Takoyaki is a traditional Japanese street food particularly popular in Osaka and Kyoto. These little dough balls are filled with octopus and pan fried, then topped with a special sauce, bonito flakes, and seaweed. They’re the perfect snack with a cold beer, and the best place to find them in Kyoto is Taco Tora. This little shop serves up takoyaki that are golden and crisp on the outside, and doughy and fluffy on the inside. While the idea may seem strange, this is definitely a snack worth trying. Just don’t burn your tongue – these little things are hot!
By Rafael Alba
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