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NuPlus® Takoyaki: Sunrider Recipe

Takoyaki, a ball-shaped dumpling made of octopus and flour batter, is one of the most popular street food in Japan and now a well-known dish enjoyed all around the world. When combined with NuPlus®, this delectable snack packs a flavorful yet nutritional punch.

The ingredients are simple and the instructions are clear so you can enjoy this dish in your own kitchen. Make these delicious octopus balls today! They’re perfect as an appetizer or snack. Have fun making these dumplings with family and friends for the next gathering!

NuPlus® Takoyaki Ingredients

  • 1 packet of NuPlus® Simply Herbs 
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour or takoyaki flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups of water


Takoyaki Batter

  • Octopus (cooked or boiled) or ham
  • Cheese


  • Sunrider NuPlus® Simply Herbs 
  • Katsuobushi (dried bonito flash)
  • Japanese mayonnaise
  • Aonori (dried green later seaweed)
  • Takoyaki sauce
  • Cooking oil

How to Make NuPlus® Takoyaki

  • In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and Sunrider NuPlus® Simply Herbs, and mix it all together.
  • Add in eggs and whisk it into the flour mixture. 
  • Pour water and mix it all together until they are well-blended.
  • Transfer the batter to a measuring cup with a handle (or any other pitcher with a spout for easy pouring).

Filling Preparation

  • Cut the cooked or boiled octopus or ham into ½ inch bite-sized pieces.
  • Diced the cheese into small pieces.

Takoyaki Cooking Directions

  • Heat a Takoyaki pan to 400ºF (200ºC) over medium heat.
  • Using a brush, generously oil the pan’s rounded chambers and flat surface on top.
  • When you see smoke rising from the pan, pour the batter to fill the chambers. It’s okay to slightly overfill the cavities with the batter as the batter will likely overflow when you add more ingredients to it later.
  • Add octopus or ham pieces and diced cheese to each chamber.
  • After 3 minutes, when the batter on the bottom of the balls has set and is slightly crisp, use skewers to break the connected batter between each ball.
  • Then, rotate each piece 90 degrees (a quarter turn) toward the bottom of the pan, stuffing the connected dough back into the ball as you turn to help form a ball shape. The uncooked batter will flow out from inside each Takoyaki to create another side of the ball.
  • After you finish turning them, set a timer for 4 minutes.
  • Next, rotate them a second time, starting again with the first ball: Turn each Takoyaki another 90 degrees toward the bottom of the pan so the remaining uncooked batter pours out into the chamber to complete the ball shape.
  • Takoyaki pans used in home kitchens may not distribute heat evenly, so it’s a good idea to swap the balls around to different chambers so they brown evenly.
  • After turning and cooking for 4 minutes, the dumplings are cooked.

To Serve

  • Transfer them onto a plate and drizzle the Takoyaki sauce and Japanese mayonnaise on top. Garnish the dish with a sprinkling of NuPlus® Simply Herbs powder, katsuobushi and dried green seaweed.

About NuPlus®Simply Herbs


NuPlus® fills your nutritional gaps with essential micronutrients, vitamins, prebiotics, amino acids, omega-3s, bioflavonoids, and antioxidants. It’s naturally delicious without added fats, sweeteners, or sugars––and absolutely no sugar crash. Mix it in or sprinkle it on to boost and balance your daily nutrition, at home or on the go.

If you would like to find out more about NuPlus® and other products from Sunrider, contact your local office.


Looking for more dishes to create for your next gathering or meal? Click here to discover more Sunrider recipes!

Founded in 1982, Sunrider International is a world-class manufacturer of high-quality herbal products for health, beauty and home needs. Sunrider products are produced in our own state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities to help you enjoy a healthy lifestyle by providing the right nutrition to people around the world and supporting health, balance and well-being based on the entrepreneurial expertise.


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