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The first time I heard of taiyaki was in the anime, Kanon. I had my first taste at a tiny taiyaki shop in JapanTown while on vacation in San Francisco, CA. It's a light and crispy waffle like cake shaped like a fish with fillings such as sweet red bean paste, chocolate, or custard. For my birthday this year, I bought myself a taiyaki pan from Amazon.com. Pretty snazzy, eh?!?!
This is my stab at homemade taiyaki. I cheated and used a shake and pour waffle mix and store bought sweet red bean paste. A little too crispy on the edges but still tasted really good. I have electric burners so it was a bit tricky. I need more practice. Happily, this is enough to tie me over until I can make another trip to San Francisco or go on my dream vacation to Japan.