As promised this is the first of many Taipei posts to come 🙂 even though I was only there for 3 days…I was eating 4 big meals and multiple snacks in between 😛 Taiwan is definitely the place to go for food. They are always so innovative and coming up with new products, that’s why I couldn’t want to share with you these unique and absolutely scrumptious Dorayakis at Kyota Kashiyaki (Website in Chinese).
For those who are not familiar with Dorayaki (どら焼き), they are generally two mini pancakes with red bean paste in between them and have been popularised by Doraemon as a matter of fact, I know people in Hong Kong call dorayaki “丁當餅“ which literally means ‘Doraemon Cookie’ 🙂 For a great traditional dorayaki recipe check out Nami’s blog ~
Please excuse me for the horrific photo 😛 I didn’t have any dorayaki’s at home for me to take photos of ~ but the dorayaki’s at Kyoto Kashiyaki are UNIQUE! They are like nothing I’ve had before 🙂 Here they call their dorayaki’s ‘菓子燒‘, I’m not really sure how to translate without making it sound really weird hehe but they’ve basically taken the concept of a dorayaki and created their own unique version of it. *UPDATE* Thanks to Nami for informing me 😉 These are actually 今川焼き (Imagawayaki) or 大判焼き (Oobanyaki) and not really Dorayakis ~
So instead of two pancakes, you get two layers of moist and fluffy cake and in between its filled with delicious custard! Totally DELICIOUS! These have got to be one of the cheapest, yet yummiest warm treats I have found! For only $50 cents AUD, you get yourself a unique dorayaki! I think the picture below will help make more sense to what I’m saying and why they are so unique 😀
I was only there for a short 10 minute but this lady was making their dorayaki non stop and there were always people lining up and waiting 🙂 She makes it look so effortless to make them.
They offer a wide range of flavours – vanilla flavour with vanilla custard, vanilla flavour with peanut butter, vanilla flavour with strawberries and their best seller which is their chocolate flavoured with a chocolate custard.
But my ABSOLUTE favourite would have to be the ‘Matcha Flavour with a Vanilla Custard’, I had one then and there and then took 3 home with me ~ now I regret not getting more! They taste just as good after spending 30 seconds in the microwave!
Even looking at it makes my mouth water SO badly! I think the main reason why I like them is because they are so warm and MOIST 🙂 you all know how much I detest ‘dry’ cakes ~
Need I say more? Hurry up, jump on a plane and fly to Taipei and get your hands on one of these ‘dorayaki’ (菓子燒) 😀 and I beg you all! If anyone knows how to ‘replicate’ these dorayaki PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE share with me! I’ll even pay for the recipe 😛
Kyoto Kashiyaki (京都菓子燒）
4 Nanyang St, Jhongjheng District
Taipei City, Taipei
Ph: +886 938 599 956
PS. Would like to say a very SPECIAL thank you to my friends Chi Yao and Cindy for taking me around Taipei and spending two lovely days with me! All the best with job hunting and I can’t wait till we meet again 🙂 xoxo