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Can you reheat takoyaki? Yes! Use these quick & easy methods

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Let’s say you went out over the weekend and you got some takoyaki at a local restaurant. You decided that it’d be a great snack for later, so you took some home with you.

But as you look at your leftovers, you may be wondering: can I reheat takoyaki?

Can you reheat takoyaki

You can actually reheat takoyaki! In fact, there are several ways of doing so; reheating in the microwave or oven works perfectly. Takoyaki is supposed to be eaten hot, not cold, so it’s well worth the time to reheat it.

But first, check out this video by YouTuber Nino’s Home for a great takoyaki recipe:

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Reheating takoyaki in the microwave

The first (and arguably, the fastest) method of reheating takoyaki is by using a microwave. When choosing this method, you need to consider several factors.

How much takoyaki will you be heating up? What is the wattage of your microwave? How long do you want the takoyaki to heat for?

Let’s say you have a 600-watt microwave. If you’re heating up 10 or fewer pieces of takoyaki, then you’ll want to only have them in the microwave for 3 to 4 minutes.

You’ll put them in for less time if you have a microwave with a higher output than 600 watts. Just be careful with how long you heat takoyaki, as excessive heating time can cause the takoyaki to burst.

Also read: have you considered a takoyaki maker like these to start making it yourself?

Reheating takoyaki in the oven

Another method you may want to consider is baking your leftover takoyaki in a conventional oven. This method is slower, but if done correctly, it’ll give your takoyaki a nice crispy exterior to complement the soft gooey interior.

For an oven, you’ll want to place your takoyaki onto a baking sheet. It’s recommended that you line the baking sheet with aluminum foil so that there will be less of a mess to clean.

As far as heating up the takoyaki goes, you’ll set the oven to 375 °F. If your takoyaki isn’t frozen, you’ll only need to heat it up for 5 minutes.  If your leftovers were frozen, then you’ll need 10 or more minutes.

Will reheated takoyaki be any good?

While reheated food will never be as good as when it was fresh, your takoyaki will still be enjoyable if you reheat it correctly. The method you use will depend on how much of a rush you’re in to eat.

If you prefer your takoyaki to be a little softer, then the microwave is your best bet. But if you like your takoyaki with a crispy outside, then the oven is the recommended method.

Also read: these are some delicious vegan takoyaki balls you can try

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.