Saturday, June 13, 2009
Octopus Dough Balls
Cheryl and I had a late lunch at Mitsuwa today: soup with bean curd and soba noodles from Kayaba, followed by black sesame ice cream cones from one of the other stores. On the way over to the supermarket side to pick up a case of Asahi beer, we saw a rope line of customers that snaked around for about 100 feet. Curious, we walked over to see what everyone was waiting in such a long line for. Octopus dough balls, apparently, as the English-language sign at the store called them. Octopus fritters might be a better translation. Given their apparently huge popularity, I expected to find a description of these octopus fritters at Japanese Snack Reviews. No such luck, though.
The image above comes from the Chinatown Eats blog.