The dorayaki is a cake embedded in the Japanese culture, it is a pastry equivalent to our BN or Little Prince that we ate during our recess at school! Presentation :
- Doriyaki, typical Japanese pastry
- Ingredients and recipe
- A variation of dorayaki
- Film an, the delights of Tokyo
Doriyaki, typical Japanese pastry
A dorayaki どら焼き is a popular Japanese pastry that children love. You can easily find it in Japan, in supermarkets, combini, on the street, in specialty pastry shops or tea shops. It consists of 2 small round pancakes stacked with the texture of a castella カステラ usually containing a sweet red bean paste called anko. It gets its name from its round shape, indeed “dora” means “gong”. You will sometimes find it stamped on the top with, the brand of the product, drawings all cute or even a message. Its texture is light and goes well with tea.
If you are looking for it, you should know that in the Kansai region, this pastry is also called mikasa 三笠. It is a simple pastry, inexpensive, and very varied fillings (matcha green tea cream, custard, chestnut, strawberry …). It is also known to be the favorite food of the blue cat Doraemon, a manga character very famous in Japan.
Ingredients and recipe
The recipe is very simple and you only need few ingredients: eggs, honey, sugar, flour, water and red bean paste that you can find in Asian grocery stores. To cook it, all you need is a pan. You can also find industrial products but as always homemade is better.
We recommend you to have a look at our dorayaki recipe, simple, fast and delicious!
Variations of dorayaki
There are 2 other pastries in the same principle of 2 layers of pancakes such as:
If you’re a fan of the pastry we recommend you try castella, a sponge cake.
Film an, the delights of Tokyo
A movie about dorayaki has been released in theaters:“An, the delights of Tokyo”. It is an adaptation of an original novel where we discover through the Japanese street bakery realism and tenderness in the life of a baker meeting a very old woman.