“Drunk Taiyaki” turns traditional Japanese sweet into an amazing new tipple

Originally published on Sora News by Oona McGee

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A very different way to enjoy Japan’s beloved fish-shaped sweet.

Since they first appeared in Tokyo in 1909, taiyaki have become incredibly popular throughout Japan, where you can now buy them filled with unorthodox fillings like blue cream and okonomiyaki.

For many, though, the original tried-and-true combination of sweet red bean paste encased in a chewy pancake-like casing is a moreish marriage that can’t be beaten, and for Japanese liquor maker Meiri Shurui, the flavours are so good they’ve turned them into a liqueur called “Drunk Taiyaki”.

Taiyaki is actually the second flavour to appear in the company’s “Drunk”

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