Where can I buy an Electric Takoyaki Pan?
Ok, so I really love those little balls of octopus and batter known as Takoyaki. I'm interested in procuring the goods to produce them myself so I can wallow in my own fatness in the very comfort of my own kitchen.
I know that you need a specialized cast-iron Takoyaki pan (to cook over a stove) but I have also heard that you can get electric versions of a Takoyaki pan.
Does anyone have any insight as to where I can procure one of these locally (either pan or electric version)? I know you can get them on ebay but I'd like to handle the goods before I purchase one. Maybe a specialty Japanese store or a kitchen equipment shop? Any guesses?
I'd also appreciate any tips ya'll have on making Takoyaki!
The usual home version is a cast iron pan that you put on a gas burner. I once saw an electric version in a store in Japan. I think the heavier cast iron pan would work better. Probably the best bet locally would be to try Katagiri or Mitsuwa in Edgewater.
Mitsuwa runs a shuttle from Port Authority for $2. It is worthwhile going there if you are interested in Japanese stuff.
www.takoyaki.org has some videos.