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Taiyaki | Red Bean Paste Cake

Taiyaki | Red Bean Paste Cake

Taiyaki is a Japanese fish-shaped cake filled with sweet red bean paste. It is made with a similar type of batter as making pancakes of waffles and tastes somewhere in between. Taiyaki is most commonly sold at festivals and by street vendors. Recently, taiyaki machines, or pans, are being sold allowing you to make taiyaki in your own homes. Although traditionally sweet red bean paste is used as the taiyaki filling, nowadays there is more variety in the fillings such as custard, chocolate, and cheese. Its is best enjoyed when freshly made since the crust is crispy yet with a fluffy soft inside, but be careful for it can get very hot. Interestingly, some Japanese prefer to eat from the head to the nail, and other from the tail to the head, but there is technically no correct way of eating so enjoy the cute fish-shaped cake however you'd like!

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