Fried Octopus in Cilantro Batter

Fried Octopus in Cilantro Batter

Don’t skimp on the minced cilantro!

Cooking time
20 minutes
  • Nutrition facts are for one serving.

Ingredients(Servings: 4)

Ingredients(Servings: 4)

300 g (2/3 lb.)

4 stalks + extra as garnish


2 1/2

50 g (1.75 oz.)

1 tbsp

for frying

(A)Octopus seasoning

1 tsp

(B)Dipping sauce

4 tbsp

2 tbsp

1 tbsp


  1. Cut octopus into 7 mm (1/4 in.), diagonal slices. Mince cilantro and slice tomatoes.
  2. Mix (A) together and soak octopus.
  3. Divide two eggs into whites and yolks. Mix yolks with cooking sake, flour, potato starch and remaining 1/2 egg a bit at a time, then add in cilantro. Beat whites until peaks form. Fold yolk mixture into whites 1/3 at a time, being careful not to create any bubbles, to make batter.
  4. Mix (B) together to make sauce.
  5. Lightly coat octopus in extra flour then cover in batter. Fry in oil at medium heat.
  6. Spread the tomato out across the plate, place (5) on top, garnish with a sprig of cilantro and serve with a side of the dipping sauce.

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