'Sakuma' drop candy - Takoyaki

Posted by Linda on 17. 2011 1 comments 0 trackback
I'm onto my fourth entry about Sakuma drop candies already! This time, it's yet another inspiration from a savory food; Takoyaki! I love Takoyaki, it's one of my all-time favorite Japanese foods. Takoyaki is a famous tasty savory snack, they're fried batter covered octopus balls, it's so delectable! Sometimes it only contains octopus inside, but other ingredients can be added too, such as green onion, pickled ginger etc...and it's usually served with okonomiyaki sauce and mayonnaise drizzled on top and sprinkled with shavings of fish meat (katsuobushi)...although often they are served plain without the sauce and fish shavings.
This particular Takoyaki-inspired Sakuma drops is a special regional flavor from Osaka; the birthplace of takoyaki.
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because I love Takoyaki so much, I had quite high expectations for this particular Sakuma flavor, and frankly I was disappointed. The flavors were quite significant, but the takoyaki flavor was quite vague, and rather different to how I remember the taste of takoyaki to be like. Once again, it was a unusual flavor for my taste buds to savor. I can't pinpoint exactly were the flavors went wrong, but the flavors just doesn't taste so much like the takoyaki I usually enjoy so much. Perhaps it was the added sweetness that jeopardized the accuracy of the takoyaki flavor.
Overall, it was a nice idea, the execution wasn't exactly a "bad" result, but the people at Sakuma definitely could've improved it.

My rating (overall):

i love takoyaki too! It's so yummy! =D But it sounds like this takoyaki candy wasn't so good huh...what a pity
2011.03.18 17:58 | URL | Crystal #- [edit]

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