FamilyMart "Tiramisu TaiyakiWe tried FamilyMart's "Tiramisu Taiyaki". The fish-shaped dough is filled with chocolate, coffee, and cheese flavored bean paste. It can be enjoyed cold or hot.
The slightly blackish taiyaki dough is filled with two colors of red bean paste, black and white. Mascarpone cheese is also used for the bean paste.
When cut into pieces, the color of the cross section is somewhat reminiscent of a cake. The instructions say that you can either refrigerate it or heat it up in a microwave oven. The instructions say that you can either cool it in the refrigerator or heat it up in the microwave for about 20 seconds on a 500W household microwave oven.
I decided to divide it in half and eat it with the head side chilled and the tail side warmed. The dough is soft and fluffy even when chilled, and the red bean paste is very smooth when you bite into it. The rich flavor of chocolate and mascarpone with a hint of coffee.
Next, I warmed the tail side and bit into it. The white bean paste inside looks as if it is about to melt from the cross section. The egg aroma also rises, and it tastes a bit like cream buns.
After comparing the two, we recommend that you cool it down as it feels cooler and more like tiramisu. The best drink is black coffee or café au lait with lots of milk. Each Tiramisu Taiyaki contains 251 calories and is priced at 140 yen (tax included).