Popp a Believer in Octopus Balls
Trey Popp is a believer in Ryo Igarashi’s Maru Global Takoyaki. He’s really blown away by the octopus balls though he admits, consistency is still an issue.
Wet, dry, crackle, puff â€” four textures collapsed on my tongue and a tender tentacle emerged as a fifth. Each flavor burst wide open in unison. I was as giddy as a traveler and as surprised as a child. How long since novelty and comfort had come together in such a gestalt? How long since I’d been this eager for a second bite?