One of the most famous Japanese sweets, Dorayaki (Sweet Red Bean Pancake), is a pancake sandwich with Sweet Red Bean Paste as the filling. Dorayaki is a sweet that has been loved by all generations for its exquisite combination of Western-style pancakes and the Japanese sweet bean paste.
Dorayaki has a very distinct appearance – round pancakes are dark brown, as if they are burnt. But the surface is so smooth that it reminds me of perfection. This round brown surface resembles a gong, which is ‘dora’ (銅鑼) in Japanese. That’s where the name of this confection, Dorayaki, came from – ‘dora’ + ‘yaki’ which means cooked in this context….