I first came across Pom Pom Takoyaki at Lonely Planet’s Street Food Festival, which happened in Shoreditch late March. My second try was in The StockMKT. Although there were some good flavours and textures, this snack was missing something very fundamental.
Apparently Takoyaki is a street food invited in 1935 in Osaka, Japan. The idea is placing a piece of octopus in a savoury pancake, cooking it and serving it with mayonnaise and takoyaki sauce. Pom Pom ladies were also preparing it with chicken and potatoes.
Clearly cooking these balls need some skills.
I went for the classic one and got three balls of octopus Takoyaki.