Takoyaki: ECNU Front Gate


Name: Takoyaki
Specialty (named dish): Takoyaki
Location/Area (address or cross-street): across front gate of ECNU
Fixed or Moving: Moving
Time of Day: 1:00pm-7:00pm

This street food vendor serves mini takoyakis alongside pan-fried MSG tofu. The takoyakis are filled with small pieces of dried scallop and minced shrimp then topped with kewpie mayo and a sprinkle of dried seaweed before being served in a rectangular cardboard box.

I have frequented this place three times. This is the only takoyaki street stand that I’ve tried; however, compared it to my previous experiences eating this Japanese snack, its fluffy texture is what sets it apart from others. Although it is smaller in size, the dried scallop provides a chewy contrast to the more succulent shrimp. The kewpie mayo provides a creaminess that pairs well with dried nori flakes.