Is it a fish, is it a cake? It’s Taiyaki

It was the first time I tried Taiyaki, the Japanese fish shaped hot cakes which involve no real fish in any of the steps. They sold them at a stand in the food area in the underground floor in Q’s mall in Abeno.
(I noticed that most Japanese malls have something food related in their basement.)

The traditional ones have sweet bean paste in them, but there weren’t any when I went so I picked a custard one.

I had this custard filled Taiyaki on my birthday. The texture and taste is somewhat similar to pancakes and the custard filling was thick and delicious. Also they are served warm.

Update: I managed to get a taiyaki with the original filling, it still looks the same on the outside, but the filling is different.

 

Sweet red bean paste, the original taiyaki filling.

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6 thoughts on “Is it a fish, is it a cake? It’s Taiyaki

  1. Pingback: Random Japanese food (Traditional edition) | Mochi-chan discovers Japan

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