I've had tako (squid) before. Never in this form, usually in some Greek dish, and I can't say I particularly enjoyed it. But hey, when in Rome...
|It's on a kotatsu|
|See the tool! Fear it!|
The magic spheres containing sunken city ruins and severed pieces of kraken are then removed and placed on a plate. Using the same little frustrating toothpicks they are placed on a plate in a nice orderly fashion. They are now ready for the grueling training all Japanese food undergo prior to consumption. An art that every Japanese child is taught as well as they are taught their multiple alphabets, garnishing.
This particular dish uses a sauce. Mariko had store bought, which was really good. But I have no idea what was in it, and I'm kinda scared to google that one and find out. The girls also included the condiment of choice in Japan, mayonnaise. Finally, shrimp flakes are sprinkled over the top. Doesn't it just look delicious! It actually is. So don't be deceived by the magic, logic defying spheres that are the product of a city sunk in craters inhabited by kraken. And yes, I do now apparently eat squid. Weird.
The finished product prior consumption.
Here's a video on how to make it. The magic of making spheres there is less logic defying. The site also has many different Japanese foods to be made.