Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Taiyaki is a kind of traditional Japanese pastry. It is always made in the shape of a fish. Traditional filling is a bean paste, somewhat sweet, but mostly it has a taste of starch. The color is close to violet.

This particular example was acquired at Nijiya Market in San Francisco Japantown. Nijiya is the anchor supermarket in their mall, but annoyingly it's not easy to find. The only entrance is from the corner of Webber and Sutter. You can't get to it from inside the mall.

I prefer Tayaki hot. These days nobody cooks them. We simply drop them into a microwave oven.


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