Takoyaki has become so famous it is now a tourist attraction in and of itself in Osaka. Who would have imagined that this humble ball of flour-and-egg batter with a few pieces of octopus would become such a popular and well-known street snack? If you go to Osaka and don’t try takoyaki, you are truly missing out! Popular toppings are mayo, green laver, dried bonito shavings, and best washed down with a cold Japanese beer. Oishii!