Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What is taiyaki?

Taiyaki is a Japanese fish-shaped cake. The most common filling is red bean paste that is made from sweetened azuki beans. Other common fillings may be custard, chocolate, or cheese. Some shops even sell taiyaki with okonomiyaki, gyoza filling, or a sausage inside.
Taiyaki is made using taiyaki, regular
pancake or waffle batter
. The batter is poured into a fish-shaped mold for each side. The filling is then put on one side and the mold is closed. It is then cooked on both sides until golden brown.
Taiyaki was first baked by a sweet shop Naniwaya in
Azabu, Tokyo in 1909, and now can be found all over Japan, especially at food courts of supermarkets and Japanese festivals.
These little yummy fish will be showcased in tomorrows bento for the kiddos!


Two Beautiful Girls Mommy said...

Oh thank you for this. I know very little about Japanese food and love learning more!

Anonymous said...

This was copied and pasted from Wikipedia... Same picture as well... I believe that would be considered Plagiarism!