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Love Takoyaki? Here Are 5 Local Shops That Can Satisfy Your Cravings

Try the best takoyaki from local businesses across the Metro.

Takoyaki, a popular street food from Japan, has found its way to Manila, and people love it! Traditionally made with batter and minced octopus, this fried dough ball electrifies taste buds with its savory topping and unique filling.

Nowadays, our very own bakers are getting more creative with their takoyaki. Visit any of these five local shops to get your fix.

Yoyoshi Takoyaki

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Made by Chef Ina Bilabao, the Head of Operations at Yabu, Yoyoshi Takoyaki incorporates fresh ingredients and unconventional pairings to produce original, flavorful products. Try their Original, Cheeseburger, Creamy Spinach, and Cheeseburger flavors. You also shouldn’t miss their special Nori takoyaki!

TakoBomb MNL

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If you’re in Pasay City, TakoBomb MNL is the shop for you. From octopus-filled takoyaki to dried shrimp filling, they’ve got everything you need for a yummy weekend meal. You can even ask them to adjust the amount of cheese or spice in your takoyaki. What’s more, you can include add-ons as well. But perhaps the best thing about TakoBom MNL is it offers same-day delivery.

Tako Sum

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Tako Sum’s “perfectly round and crispy” takoyaki balls are sure to make your mouth water. Based in Quezon City, this shop offers a variety of flavors, including Cheese and Scallops! You can get this special takoyaki frozen in a vacuum-sealed home kit or fresh in a gift box. 

Sokiro Takoyaki

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Make your day a happy one when you order from Sokiro! They’ve got different sizes of trays, so you can always order enough for all the fam. Sokiro has branches in Marikina and Cainta.

Ichiban Takoyaki PH

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With various branches around the Metro, Ichiban Takoyaki is the most accessible shop on this list. Have their takoyaki in the regular or giant size⁠–either way, you’re in for a yummy treat. If you’re trying to spread the takoyaki love to your friends and fam, check out their party platters for your next big gathering!

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Art Daniella Sison

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