Taiyaki is a Japanese fish-shaped cake that usually has some fillings inserted. The most common is the red bean paste filling from sweetened Azuki beans but you could also have custard, chocolate, cheese, or sweet potato. It's made with some kind of waffle or pancake batter and is poured into very detailed molds. I ended up getting the custard one as we recently had Azuki red beans in our Dorayaki (Click Here for the Details)!
They also had another popular pastry called Kasutera which basically were sponge cake shaped into tiny balls.
You can kind of think of it as a lighter, fluffier, and most likely healthier version of a Boston Cream donut. What do you think? Let me know!
The place we went to was called Kasuteira Taiyaki. We just randomly came across it and it was found near the entrance of a subway station called Tsuruhashi in Osaka.
Name: Kasuteira Taiyaki
Location: Tsuruhashi station
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|Insertion of Red Beans|
|Kasutera- Sponge Cake balls|