Japanese toothpaste tastes like balls

This toothpaste tastes like balls…

OCTOPUS BALLS.*

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Octopus ball flavored toothpaste. The taste of Osaka! タコ焼き味歯磨き粉 #takoyaki http://t.co/1pPiLBBKau
— Jake Adelstein (@jakeadelstein) 2014jan02

*Takoyaki takoyaki  in japanese kana and kanji literally meaning “burnt octopus,” is a ball-shaped dumpling made of a piece of batter and cooked in a special takoyaki pan.
The batter is typically filled with diced or whole baby octopus, pickled ginger, spring onions, and crispy tempura scraps (tenkasu). Tako-yaki is usually brushed with the slightly sweet brown tokayaki sauce and mayonnaise, and topped with with aaonri (green laver, or green seaweed) and katsuobushi (bonito flakes).

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takoyaki osaka dotonbori japan octopus balls

via wallyg’s flickrcreative-commons notice

You can also check out the other 3Yen reports about octopus ball fun…
   • Street food flub (3Yen / 2012-09-09)
   • In Japan the Evil One advertises (3Yen / 2011-12-09)
   • Japanese octopus-dumpling soda (3Yen / 2007-05-05)

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