1 March 2012
A friend of mine gave me a dorayaki (どら焼き) as a souvenir for his trip to Tokyo and Sapporo last month. How many people had one before?
A dorayaki, by Wikipedia's definition is "а red bean pancake which consists of two small pancake-like patties made from castella wrapped around a filling of sweet Azuki red bean paste".
Dorayaki cut in half. The red bean paste can be clearly seen in the middle.
If one is to associate dorayaki with anime, then Doraemon will definitely be the biggest example. The robot cat with a 4-dimension pocket that holds all sorts of gadgets inside holds no resistance when being offered with such confection, even if he was in a bad mood prior to offering.
The dorayaki is quite tasty IMHO, and it's a confection that has been around for nearly 100 years. Variations such as matcha dorayaki exist. Have you tried Dorayakis before or possibly variants of them?