Here’s another review I took photos for ages ago and didn’t get round to posting it! I bought one of the Kracie Takoyaki DIY kits from Artbox in London. You can search for this kit on YouTube and find lots of videos which show you how to make it up. This time it was my turn!
I’d never done one of rather Kracie kits before even though they’re super popular. This Takoyaki kit comes in a packet rather than a box, the plastic packet comes printed on the back with instructions in Japanese only. Inside you’ll find a black plastic tray for mixing and making your Takoyaki. Also there are various powder pouches and a mixing spoon.
I actually had a lot of fun making this up, you start with the octopus pieces. These are pretty time and there’s plenty of paste if you fluff it up on your first few goes. Then you make the batter and cook them in the microwave, all the pouches are easy to make up and dissolve really well. You might be surprised that all the pieces in this kit have a savoury smell because guess what, these aren’t sweet! Honestly I was surprised too.
The Takoyaki is more like a sponge pancake once it comes out the microwave. You then make up the sauce and mayonnaise which surprisingly tastes just like the real thing. If you poke the Takoyaki over you get a nice domed shape which when covered in sauce and mayonnaise looks just like the real thing just miniature.
Of course the real test is in the eating, well these have a curry flavour which is intensely savoury. Pretty good, not at all what you’d expect from a few packets of powder and it’s a lot of fun to boot. A fun novelty if you can get your hands on one. 8/10