Updated: September 06, 2019
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Tako senbei in Enoshima! Strangely beautiful octopus crackers


A local specialty in Enoshima is the tako senbei, or octopus cracker. Here's where to have it and how it's made!

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When in Enoshima have huge octopus crackers!

There's a very special snack that you can get in Enoshima called 'tako senbei' which is literally a severally squashed octopus inside a traditional Japanese rice cracker.

The snack is available at a couple of places in Japan but this little shop in Enoshima called Asahi is the originator.

How it's made

The process of making these crackers is as follows.

First, the octopuses are washed thoroughly - eight times to be precise - to get rid of their salty taste. They are then seasoned with soy sauce and a little bit of hot pepper before being thrown into a special batter. Next, they're placed on a pipping hot iron press specially designed for making these crackers.

With a pressure of about one ton and a temperature of 180 Celsius, the octopuses are flattened into one-millimetre thin senbeis that are strangely beautiful and really delicious too!
Aren't they beautiful like an abstract painting?!
You can get squooshed shrimp crackers too at the same place.
So next time you're in Enoshima, make sure to try this local specialty. One tako senbei is ¥400. You can get some as souvenirs as well since they preserve very well!
Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.

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