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fish-shaped hot cakes

  • Makes: 8
  • Calories: 145 kcal
  • Total Time: 1 h 30 m
    • Prep: 1 h 20 m
    • Cook: 10 m
  • Japanese: Tai-yaki
Japanese Fish-Shaped Hot Cakes


  • 8 1/2 ounces mashed sweetened
  • red bean paste
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 5 1/4 ounces all-purpose flour, plain flour or cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • a little salad oil

cooking gadget:

  • Taiyaki Japanese Fish-Shaped Hot Cake Maker (available on Amazon.com)
Step 1

step 1:

Add the baking powder to the flour and sift.

Step 2

step 2:

Beat the egg. Add the sugar and mix. Add the milk and the sifted flour and baking powder Step 1 and mix.

Step 3

step 3:

Heat the Taiyaki Japanese Fish–Shaped Hot Cake Maker on medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the oil. Add 2 tablespoons of the mixture Step 2.

Step 4

step 4:

Put the mashed sweetened red bean paste in the center. Pour more of the mixture over the mashed sweetened red bean paste until it is hidden.

Step 5

step 5:

Close the Hot Cake Maker. Turn and bake the other side on medium heat about 2 minutes. When done, remove the cake by pulling from the tail.



The fish-shaped pancake sweet has been eaten from the Meiji Era. Besides mashed sweetened red bean paste, chocolate and custard cream are also delicious alternatives.