Dorayaki

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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?

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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".

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Dorayaki cut in half. The red bean paste can be clearly seen in the middle.

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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?