I'd like to introduce Japanese family-style cooking, bento and something yummy.
Je vais vous présenter la recette de cuisine japonaise familial, des bento et d'autres mets délicieux.
It is well known that fish-shaped chocolates are sold around Poisson d'Avril in France. On the other hand, we can always get fish-shaped sweets in Japan.
The most reprensentative one is 鯛焼き Taiyaki consisting of batter made from flour, sugar, egg and milk like pancake and sweetened red bean paste. People mainly get it at a shop equipped with a specialized iron plate, but it is possible to get a small plate for home use.
The sweets on pic is also fish-shaped, but rather refined , however Taiyaki is a folksy and nostaligic food. This is 小鯛焼き Kotaiyaki which means a small Taiyaki and sold at 桃林堂 Tourindou in Aoyama, Tokyo. The shop doubles as a gallery for Japanese pottery. There are some other good shops specialized in it around Aoyama. If you are interested in it, you would better visit there.