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Oriental Taiyaki

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Today, we will have fun in learning how to make taiyaki, with delicious white bean paste. White beans paste is cooked inside a teriyaki batter and molded in fish shape. This sweet tasting dish is easy to cook if you have a pressure cooker as the cooking time is cut down a lot. The chef shows us how to make taiyaki delicious with some useful tips to making them perfectly.
For taiyaki batter
  Cake flour 3 1⁄2 Ounce (100 gram)
  Baking soda 2⁄3 Teaspoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Egg 1⁄2 (30 gram/1.06 ounce)
  Water 3 1⁄2 Fluid Ounce (100 milliliter)
  White bean paste/Black bean paste 5 1⁄4 Ounce (150 gram)
For white bean paste
  White beans 1⁄2 Pound (250 gram, Daifuku Mame, a type of Shiro Ingen Mame)
  Water 1000 Milliliter (4 1/4 cup, for soaking beans)
  Sashimizu 150 Milliliter (100 plus 50 milliliter Adding cold water to boiling water)
  White refined sugar 1⁄2 Pound (250 gram)
  Salt 1 Pinch

1. Take white beans in a bowl and add 3 times its volume of water.
2. Cover with a plastic wrap and soak overnight until all the wrinkles disappears.
3. Transfer the beans to a cooking pot along with the soaking water and cook over medium heat.
4. When water comes to full boil, add cold water. This process will keep the temperature of the beans even from inside and outside.
5. When the water boils again remove the foam and reduce the heat to low.
6. Cook for 3 more minutes and discard the water to remove bitterness.
7. Rinse the beans lightly with water.
8. Pour the beans in the cooking pot and add fresh water.
9. Turn on the burner and bring to boil. Add cold water until it stops simmering.
10. When the water boils again remove the foam.
11. Place a drop lid in the pot and put on the lid.
12. Reduce the heat to extreme low and let the beans simmer until they are extremely soft.
13. Do not stir or the beans will get mashed. These beans are cooked for 1 ½ hours.
14. Discard the water and add the beans back to the pot.
15. Add 1/3 of the sugar and mix with a heat resistant paddle while still on heat.
16. Add another 1/3 sugar and stir until evenly mixed.
17. Add rest of the sugar and pinch of salt.
18. Mix well and check the thickness for consistency.
19. Put the paste on a baking sheet.
20. Cover the paste with a cooking sheet and cool it down.

1. Take egg in a bowl, beat and add water. Stir until they are blended thoroughly mixed.
2. Sift cake flour, baking soda and white refined sugar through a sieve.
3. While stirring the flour mixture with a whisk pour the egg in the center.
4. Gradually blend in the egg and stir the mixture thoroughly.
5. Mix until all the lumps have disappeared and you get a smooth taiyaki batter.

1. Lightly heat both the sides of taiyaki pan.
2. Coat the inside of the pan with vegetable oil.
3. Pour the taiyaki batter into the pan.
4. Place the premade white bean paste and in another place the red bean paste.
5. Pour the batter over the bean paste.
6. Close and flip the taiyaki pan.
7. Cook until both the sides are golden brown.
8. Remove the taiyaki with a bamboo skewer and trim off the edges of the taiyaki.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bean, Egg
Japanese Fish Shaped Cakes
Your search for a perfect Taiyaki recipe ends right here. This video shows an easy to follow procedure to prepare the authentic Japanese Taiyaki which is a fish shaped cake. Watch how the chef makes this Japanese delicacy almost effortlessly.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1323 Calories from Fat 33

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g5.6%

Saturated Fat 0.8 g4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 52.9 mg17.6%

Sodium 631.4 mg26.3%

Total Carbohydrates 280 g93.3%

Dietary Fiber 33.5 g134.1%

Sugars 132.3 g

Protein 52 g104.2%

Vitamin A 1.2% Vitamin C

Calcium 49.2% Iron 110.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Oriental Taiyaki Recipe, Japanese Fish Shaped Cakes