Posted by: Agu
TAIYAKI is a Japanese traditional snack, which is a fish-shaped pancake filled with bean jam.
For a long time ago, there was a controversy about TAIYAKI even among literary people.
They discussed about whether there should be bean jam in the tail of TAIYAKI or not.
The representative opinions are as below :
< No bean jam in the tail >
1) Originally, the tail part is just the handle to pick and eat TAIYAKI by fingers.
2) The tail part should be the one to refresh our palate after eating something sweet.
< With bean jam in the tail >
1) We have the feeling that lose something unless there's no bean jam in the tail.
2) We feel TAIYAKI with bean jam in the tail more valuable.
These days, almost all TAIYAKI have bean jam in the tail.
In addition, the way to eat TAIYAKI has been discussed before.
Which is the correct manner, eating the head part first or eating the tail part first?
One questionnaire says about 80% people eat the head part first and 20% eat the tail part first.
About me, I'm minority on how to eat TAIYAKI.
I always eat the tail part first, and enjoy the head part fully filled with bean jam later on.
How about you?
Posted by: Agu (October 6, 2010 5:14 PM)