An animated octopus dish

As part of this week’s Cheap Eats column in The Boston Globe, I visited New England’s new and only franchise of the South Korean restaurant chain Bon Chon.They serve a clever take on the familiar Japanese octopus dumplings called takoyaki(たこ焼き):  Serve immediately so they are very hot, and cover them with thin, wide strips of cured bonito that undulate in the rising heat like, well, tentacles.

“Takoyaki is served with papery ribbons of bonito (dried, smoked skipjack tuna) that look lifelike as they writhe and wriggle over hot, fried octopus dumplings.”  [full article]

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