This sturdy cast iron grill pan will help you to make perfect takoyaki. Takoyaki grill pans are found in almost every Japanese home. "Tako" means octopus in Japanese, and Takoyaki are known as octopus balls. This savory Japanese dish is made by pouring a batter into the pan's cups and adding octopus, red ginger, and green onion, then grilling until round and brown. With a wooden handle and playful octopus molded into the pan, this pan provides an enjoyable way to prepare this traditional snack.