Sunday, September 26, 2010
Octopus Balls were the most available and popular snack treat in Osaka. You take a chunk of octopus, surround it with a ball of dough and serve piping hot. On top you bury it in dried Bonito fish shavings that, because of the heat, start curling up and dancing around. It's enough to make your mouth water, or, in my case, put your hand up and say "Thanks, but no thanks!" while trying to avoid impolitely throwing up.