OSAKA — “Tako-yaki,” the dumplings with octopus chunks that many people consider a traditional Kansai treat, are gaining popularity in other parts of the country, including the Kanto region, according to Osaka-based Zojirushi Corp.

According to a recent survey conducted by the leading thermos bottle maker, which also manufacturers tako-yaki griddles, the dish is popular because the family can share in its preparation at home.

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