I felt like an astronaut! I actually bought and tried "Space Food Octopus" sold by BCC. The author purchased the takoyaki at the Kahaku Museum Shop of the National Museum of Nature and Science. The price is 540 yen per bag (tax included).
Space Food TakoyakiSpace Food Takoyaki is a freeze-dried takoyaki. Ingredients are cabbage, octopus, wheat flour, whole egg, fried egg, vegetable oil and fat, starch, bonito stock, sorbitol, red ginger, seasoning (amino acids, etc.), expander, soy sauce, emulsifier, sodium phosphate, color (red 102), and adjusted water.
Each bag contains four lumpy takoyaki (octopus balls). One was broken when the author opened the package. Since the water has been drained out of the takoyaki and they are crispy, be careful not to break them when carrying them around.
Looks just like takoyaki! Since the takoyaki is freeze-dried and the water has been removed, it is very light. When you bite into it, it cracks open and has the texture of a rice cracker. It tastes just like takoyaki. It is like eating a takoyaki-flavored snack. As you absorb the water in your mouth, you can feel it getting closer to the usual takoyaki.
BCC's "Space Food Takoyaki" is a takoyaki that makes you feel like you are on a space trip at home. How about a conversation starter?
The food is manufactured using the same "freeze-drying method" as astronauts' space food, but it is not actually served to astronauts.