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Recipe by animalia

What is Taiyaki? Taiyaki is a Japanese pancake-like cake traditionally filled with sweet red bean paste (although it can be filled with other things like custard, chocolate etc), molded into the shape of a fish (usually a carp) and fried to a golden perfection. Taiyaki is often sold in smaller towns of Japan in taiyaki shops or stands.

Top Review by annjasper

This is not a good recipe. It makes a dough so dry that there is not way it could pour into the mold, which is how authentic taiyaki is made. I will just ask my mom for the real recipe, which I should've done in the first place.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cooking time is actually UNKNOWN and will likely vary with stoves!
  2. Stir flour, water, salt, and sugar thoroughly. Add baking soda.
  3. Heat the Taiyaki-ki (fish mold) on both sides briefly so it is warm, not in intense heat.
  4. Spread the oil in the Taiyaki-ki and pour the mixed ingredients into the Taiyaki-ki filling it half way.
  5. Put Azuki beans over the mixed ingredients in the Taiyaki-ki.
  6. Pour additional mixed ingredients on Azuki filling the Taiyaki-ki.
  7. Close the Taiyaki-ki and heat both sides turning the Taiyaki-ki over at intervals.
  8. Let it cool and enjoy the Taiyaki.
  9. Additionally, a Taiyaki-ki, or fish mold, is needed to make Taiyaki. You can purchase one through yahoo stores.
  10. Source(s):.
  11. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=1006051824265.

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