Akashi yaki may look like takoyaki but it consists of more egg than batter. This is probably why most people who lives in Akashi city calls it "tamagoyaki" rather than Akashi yaki. However this is not to be confused with the square egg omletet in Japanese culture. Here, they are made into sphere shapes with a piece of octopus inside. There is always a set number of these Akashi yakis in one plate. Unlike normal ttakoyaki where it is topped with mayonnaise, bonito flake, nori and worceshter sauce, they are served just as it is with a side of broth. You are suppose to take one of the Akashi yaki and put it in to the broth before eating it. The texture is soft and soggy while the flavour is salty because of the broth. A fun fact to know is that the Akashi yaki is where the modern day takoyaki came from.