street food

Taiyaki: The Legendary Sweet Sea Bream-Shaped Snacks

One iconic Japanese street snack is Taiyaki, which in English literally means grilled sea bream. As the name would not suggest, this snack is a pancake-like snack with a sweet filling. It is not at all fishy in taste or texture. It does, however, look like a fish. In The Past Fish and pancakes may…

The Best Japanese Street Snack: Taiyaki

TAIYAKI’S HISTORY “Imagawayaki” iron mold This snack is a cake, which is made in shape of fish, with azuki sweet red bean paste inside of it. In the past, Japanese people only had “Imagawayaki”, which is a round-shape cake with the same filling. “Imagawayaki” are similar to Dorayaki (Doraemon’s favorite snack). “Taiyaki” iron mold In…