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May 18, 2007 09:54 PM

Takoyaki at Mitsuwa this weekend

They are having a Takoyaki festival this weekend at Mitsuwa Torrance. These are the Japanese batter dumplings with octopus inside. I saw a big line so I decided to try them. They have a stand set up in the middle of the store with guys making them and women singing and shouting at them to hurry up, and then a man bangs a drum when they're ready. You get a big box to go for $7. This was my first time eating them, they were really good. We ate them in the car while they were hot and melty, which is the best time to eat them.
Mitsuwa Torrance, 21515 Western Ave.

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