This year, the Year 11 Japanese class alongside Kojima Sensei decided to experience another part of Japanese cuisine – takoyaki. Takoyaki is a Japanese street food made out of spring onions, flour, ginger, egg and squid. These ingredients are mixed inside a bowl and then cooked in a special takoyaki pan with circular pockets. After a few minutes, each small mixture inside the pockets are flipped and turn into soft, brown fried spheres. Everyone got a chance to flip one pocket and we all heavily anticipated it to taste delicious when done. Alongside this, the takoyaki is topped with Japanese mayonnaise and barbeque sauce with fish flakes, making it irresistible. It is a highly recommended food to try whether you decide to take Japanese or not, and if you do take Japanese, there are plenty more opportunities for these kinds of experiences.
Fabian Li (11HSBV)