Another popular Japanese dessert that is getting trendy in US is the Taiyaki. It is basically a Japanese style waffle that is shaped like a fish and filled with red beans or azuki. It taste really good as a dessert as it is soft and not too sweet. The good news is that you can make Taiyaki at home via some simple home appliance.
The cheapest way is to buy a Taiyaki pan and heat that over an oven once it is filled with the Taiyaki batter. If you don’t like to use the oven and just wants the appliance to cook the dessert, then you will need an electric Taiyaki maker or pan. In this article, I am going to introduce one of the top rated electric Taiyaki maker for the money. In future articles, I am going to round up some crispy Taiyaki recipes for you to try, including interesting toppings such as chocolate, green tea etc.
Macross electric Taiyak maker review
There are not many Taiyaki maker on the market today that caters to US voltage requirements. Macross Taiyaki is one of the rare one that does and it will save you a lot of headache in terms of using it. If you buy this, it is just plug and play and no messing around with currency convertor or transformer.
One of the best feature of this Taiyaki pan is that it heats really fast, which means no waiting time is needed. Be careful though as the pan is really hot to ensure the Taiyaki comes out really crispy and nice. Yum!
The mound design is great as well. You can easily seen the scales on the fish cake once it is done and that makes kid more excited to want to try this yummy dessert. There are some Taiyaki mounds that I tried before which does a poor job in creating these pretty looking fish cake desserts.
In terms of cleaning, it is a breeze. My worry is always about the batter getting stuck in the maker and requires a lot of effort to clean it up. Fortunately, this is not the case. A simple wet wipe can do the job well. The only time it is hard to clean is if you spill the batter over to the coil area. To avoid that, simply do not over pour the batter and everything will be fine.
Finally the appliance is really simple to use. There are no temperature controls or knobs or anything complicated. You just need to plug the appliance into the power, turn it on and wait for the light to turn green. Once it is green, simply pour your Taiyaki batter into the mound, close it and it will do the rest. It is really as simple as that.
Some things that can be improved
Despite being very impressed with this electrical Taiyaki maker, there are 1 or 2 things that can be better. For one, there is no English instructions so you need to figure out everything yourself. Fortunately, it is dead simple to use so figuring it out wasn’t so tough. Secondly, the price can be lower as it cost over USD100 currently. I am sure if the price is lower, more people will love to have this in their house to make delicious and crispy Taiyaki!
Overall, this is a great niche appliance for those who love to make Japanese desserts. I definitely recommend it if you can afford it. Simply one of the best electric Taiyaki pan right now.