Monday, November 16, 2009

Taiyaki (a fish post especially for the Fisher family)

After church yesterday we walked past this Taiyaki shop. Basically it sells fish-shaped waffles with a range of fillings.

Taiyaki is made using regular pancake or waffle batter. The batter is poured into these fish-shaped molds, and the mold is closed. It is then cooked on both sides until golden brown

I don't know what was inside these ones...

...but these chocolate and caramel fish looked quite tempting! Apparently, the most common filling is red bean paste that is made from sweetened azuki beans. Other common fillings are custard, cheese, shrimp paste, and peanut butter.

Taiyaki is Japanese but you don't have to live in Asia to enjoy these fish waffles. If you search online you can find Taiyaki waffle irons for around $30 AUD.


  1. They do look tempting, don't they...? However, after those mooncakes, I'm not so keen.

  2. They look awesome and delicious! Does the whole waffle maker go into the oven or on a hotplate?