Japanese octopus-dumpling soda

Japanese octopus-dumpling soda

While looking on google for a good picture of Takoyaki – Japanese octopus dumplings one of my favorite Japanese snacks, and I found this photo of Octopus-dumpling soda (たこ焼きソーダ)!


Gee, just what I always wanted—a soda drink made with the flavors of diced octopus, tempura scraps (tenkasu), pickled ginger, konnyaku, and green onion, topped with okonomiyaki sauce, green laver (aonori), mayonnaise, and katsuobushi (fish shavings).

boat or dish of Takoyaki - Octopus-dumplings
Turkey and Gravy Soda

UPDATE: Just for equal time, the MentalFloss blog reminded me of the “prior art” of Jones Soda company’s Turkey and Gravy Soda.

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11 thoughts on “Japanese octopus-dumpling soda”

  1. I guess it is red colored—a bit strong ginger ale tasting drink.
    Also I imagine smell of ginger is stronger than regular one.
    It will knock me out.

  2. If it is a drink with a strong ginger ale taste, I’m all for it! Traditional ginger ale from a 100 years ago was almost bitter and more like ale than children’s soda pop.

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    I want you to help me claim and retrive the consignment from the security company with the documents I have here with me and transfer it into your country for my future life purposes and on profitable investment. This is 110 percent risk free also feel free to ask questions. You will be the beneficiary and recipient of the fund.

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  4. Gagged Gizzard Goo

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    I’m so sorry Miss Menzo.
    I don’t have any naked photos of me having goat sex.
    I only have pictures of myself, “Gagged Gizzard Goo,” and Takoyaki soda.

  5. In an 1832 sermon preached in the chapel of Rugby School and entitled School Boys Should Mix With The Octopus, Dr Arnold said: “Another way of mixing with our brethren, in a manner most especially pleasing to Christ and useful to ourselves, is by holding frequent intercourse with the octopus. Perhaps, to young men of the richer classes, there is nothing which makes their frequent residence by the sea so mischievous to them, as the difficulties which they find in the way of this intercourse. Inland, many a young man knows something, at least, of his eight-legged neighbours; but by the shore, the numbers of the octopii, and the absence of any special connection between him and any of them in particular, hinder him, too often, from knowing anything of them at all: an evil as much to be regretted on the one side as the other; and which is quite as mischievous to the minds and tempers of the school boy, as it is to the bodily condition of the mollusc.”

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