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Alternative namesTamagoyaki
Place of originJapan
Region or stateAkashi
Main ingredientsbatter (flour, eggs, octopus, dashi

Akashiyaki (明石焼き) is a small round dumpling from the city of Akashi in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The dumpling is made of an egg-rich batter and octopus dipped into dashi (a thin fish broth) before eating. Locals refer to it simply as tamagoyaki (玉子焼き, "grilled egg"). Modern style akashiyaki first started selling in the Taishō period by a yatai shopper Seitarō Mukai. There are over 70 akashiyaki shops in Akashi now.[1]

Although takoyaki, another Japanese dumpling, is more popular in Japan, it is based on akashiyaki.[2] Both are made with a takoyaki pan, a type of frying pan or cooktop with many hemispherical molds. Compared to takoyaki, akashiyaki has a softer, more eggy texture.

Akashiyaki is shown in the cyberpunk visual novel video game Snatcher. In the English release, however, it was changed to "Neo Kobe Pizza", which people have actually gone to the effort of recreating.

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  1. ^ 明石名物玉子焼き [Tamagoyaki, a specialty of Akashi] (in Japanese). Akashi Tourism Association. Archived from the original on 2006-08-28. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  2. ^ Alan, Wiren. "Takoyaki: Icon of Osaka". Japan Visitor. Retrieved 2011-04-13.