Hello everybody. みなさん、こんにちは！
Today I’d like to introduce you to DORAYAKI(yummy bans) and DORAEMON.
Do you know DORAYAKI??
If you know DORAEMON, you may already know that.
Dorayaki (どら焼き, どらやき, 銅鑼焼き, ドラ焼き) is a type of Japanese confection, а red-bean pancake which consists of two small pancake-like patties made from castella wrapped around a filling of sweetAzuki red bean paste. Dorayaki are similar to Imagawayaki, but the latter are cooked with the batter completely surrounding the bean paste filling and are often served hot.
The original Dorayaki consisted of only one layer. Its current shape was invented in 1914 by Usagiya in the Ueno district of Tokyo.
In Japanese, dora means “gong“, and because of the similarity of the shapes, this is probably the origin of the name of the sweet. Legend has it that the first Dorayaki were made when a samurai named Benkei forgot his gong (dora) upon leaving a farmer’s home where he was hiding and the farmer subsequently used the gong to fry the pancakes, thus the name Dorayaki.
Process of making DORAYAKI(yummy bans)
I love it. it’s a delicious food.
The Japanese manga and anime character Doraemon loves dorayaki and so it is depicted as his favorite food (in the English dub, Nobita calls it “yummy buns” as an alternative), and it has been a plot device several times throughout the series. Doraemon is addicted to dorayaki and falls for any trap involving them. Since 2000, the company Bunmeido has been selling a limited version of dorayaki called Doraemon Dorayaki every year around March and September.
In 2015 filmmaker Naomi Kawase released the film “An” (“Sweet Bean“) about an elderly woman who has a secret recipe for truly transcendent dorayaki.
A popular Internet meme features a picture of Oolong the rabbit seen balancing a dorayaki on his head.
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