Taiyaki (鯛焼き)

The fun part about making taiyaki is that you can use all kinds of filling for it! I encourage you to try your own twist and use a filling you personally love. As for myself, I opted to use anko, nutella, and strawberry jam.

What is Taiyaki?

Taiyaki (鯛焼き) is a Japanese cake shaped like a fish that’s stuffed with sweet red bean paste (anko), or various other fillings. It’s a popular snack sold during street festivals and fairs, convenience stores, at food counters, and specialty shops all across Japan.

Key Ingredients:

Cake Flour Baking Powder Milk Various Fillings


Sift dry ingredients into bowl. Add water, milk, and egg and whisk until smooth. Ladle enough batter to fill mold 50% avoiding tail.  After a few minutes, add filling to center of mold. Top off mold with batter.   Cook for a few minutes on each side. Let cool before serving.





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