How Long Can Takoyaki Last before it goes bad?

by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  November 15, 2020

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Takoyaki is delicious, and if you make it you probably don’t want any of it to go to waste. I bet you are wondering if you can store it in the refrigerator or freezer until you are ready to eat more.

You can store takoyaki in the fridge or freezer. You do need to do it properly, and both methods have a time limit before the Takoyaki goes bad and doesn’t taste the same anymore, two days in the fridge and a month in the freezer.

So, if you are trying to figure out how long Takoyaki will last in the refrigerator or freezer, you have come to the right place.

How long does takoyaki last

How long can Takoyaki be stored safely? Keep reading to find out how long you can keep leftover Takoyaki.

Store takoyaki In The Refrigerator

If you make more Takoyaki than you are planning on eating, or if you just happen to end up with leftovers, I’m sure you are wondering if you can refrigerate the extras.

You can keep finished Takoyaki in an airtight container in the refrigerator for one to two days.

If you made all that you are going to eat and have extra batter and toppings, you can store them separately for up to two days well.

That way you can just remake the Takoyaki with the batter instead of reheating them.

How Fast Should Takoyaki Be Put in the Refrigerator?

You should wait for the Takoyaki to be cool to the touch before putting them in the refrigerator.

Allowing them to slowly cool before putting them in the refrigerator will prevent the Takoyaki from being “shocked”, or cooling down too quickly.

That can cause some issues with the taste as well as the safety of the food.

Also read: can you reheat takoyaki, yes!

Store takoyaki In the Freezer

You can freeze Takoyaki, but you need to do it the proper way to get the best results. To freeze, you will need to wait for them to cool, then put them in the fridge to finish cooling.

After they are completely cool, you can put them on a tray, place them all about 5 centimeters apart from each other, and freeze them for about an hour.

After that hour, they should be partially frozen, and you can place them all in a freezer bag to finish freezing.

If you do it this way, your Takoyaki will keep in the freezer for about a month before it starts affecting the taste.

Also read: how to freeze takoyaki

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.