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Not to be confused with Takoyaki.
Course Snack
Place of origin Japan
Region or state Japanese-speaking areas
Main ingredients Batter, sweetened azuki beans
Cookbook: Taiyaki  Media: Taiyaki
Making of Taiyaki

Taiyaki (鯛焼き , literally "baked sea bream"?) is a Japanese fish-shaped cake. The most common filling is red bean paste that is made from sweetened azuki beans. Other common fillings may be custard, chocolate, cheese, or sweet potato. Some shops even sell taiyaki with okonomiyaki, gyoza filling, or a sausage inside.

Taiyaki is made using regular pancake or waffle batter. The batter is poured into a fish-shaped mould for each side. The filling is then put on one side and the mold is closed. It is then cooked on both sides until golden brown.[1]

Taiyaki is believed to have originated in Tokyo in Meiji era, and now can be found all over Japan, especially at food courts of supermarkets and Japanese festivals ( matsuri?).

They are similar to imagawayaki (今川焼き?), which are thick round cakes also filled with sweet azuki bean paste or custard.

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