How do you say Taiyaki in Japanese?

Taiyaki (鯛焼き, lit. ‘baked sea bream’) is a Japanese fish-shaped cake, commonly sold as street food.

What does Taiyaki smell like?

Taiyaki kind of smells like a waffle, made similarly to a waffle, but doesn’t look like a waffle. The mouth feel and flavor very much reminds me of a waffle; sweet, crispy yet chewy texture.

Is Taiyaki traditional?

A classic street vendor snack in Japan, Taiyaki is a warm fish-shape cake with red bean filling.

What goes well with Taiyaki?

Junny, our amazing head chef was kind enough to make me a batch of these, and while the filling looks a little weird (think red kidney beans), it tastes freakin amazing! Other sweet fillings can include Nutella, custard or ice cream and you can even get savoury versions filled with sweet potato or sausage.

Can taiyaki be eaten cold?

View all Taiyaki is a small waffle-like filled cake that is filled with a sweet filling and cooked in a waffle-like mold. It can be eaten cold but is much better hot, just cooked.

Is taiyaki Korean?

Bungeoppang is a Korean name for Japanese taiyaki, a fish shaped pastry that is particularly popular in winter streets of Korea.

Why is Taiyaki shaped like a fish?

The exact origin of the iconic taiyaki fish shape is unknown, but it’s said that imagawayaki sellers, from what’s now Tokyo, decided to try making the cakes fish-shaped, since the tai fish is a symbol of luck. The word tai is like the word “medetai,” which means happy or prosperous.

Should Taiyaki be eaten warm?

What would you eat first on a Taiyaki?

For the Japanese, the way you eat this waffle is very important, and they like to believe that the way you start eating your taiyaki reveals your personality. If for example you start with the head – this means that you are an optimistic but calm. If you first bite the tail, then you are a pure romantic.

Can you pair takoyaki with Rice?

Nobody is going to stop you from trying new combinations with takoyaki but generally, takoyaki is not served with rice. People eat it as is with takoyaki sauce and toppings as a snack.