Category Archives: Japanese Food

Japanese Food – Taiyaki

Taiyaki is commonly sold by street vendors making them fresh, a bit like doughnuts at the British seaside.

Taiyaki is commonly sold by street vendors making them fresh, a bit like doughnuts at the British seaside.

Taiyaki (鯛焼き) are one of the most famous Japanese sweets, and a basic description would be filled pancakes. They’re usually filled with azuki paste (made from sweet red bean, and shaped like fish (apparently the name translates as grilled sea bream…) although fillings have become more and more adventurous over the years, ranging from custard to sausage.

 

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Tengu shaped Taiyaki, a speciality of Mt. Takao