Nama Dorayaki: Yummy Buns with Fresh Whipped Cream

Have you ever watched the Japanese anime (manga) “Doraemon (ドラえもん)”?

If your answer is yes, you should know the gadget cat’s favorite snack “Dorayaki (どら焼き)“, which is called “yummy buns” in the English-version of Doraemon.

For the unfamiliar, Dorayaki is a traditional Japanese confection consisting of sweet red bean paste called “Anko (餡子)” sandwiched between two small round pancakes.

The pancake is made from wheat flour, sugar, and egg, and the addition of honey gives the dough some moisture. Unlike Imagawayaki, Dorayaki is served cold.

In modern times, Dorayaki comes in several variants, among which “Nama Dorayaki (生どら焼き: Raw or Freash Dorayaki)” or “Nama Dora (生どら)” is especially popular.

Nama Dorayaki (生どら焼き)

Nama Dorayaki

Nama Dorayaki or Nama Dora was first made and sold by a cake shop located in Rifu Town, Miyagi Prefecture, named “Kato Maronie (カトーマロニエ)”.

This modern confection is different from regular Dorayaki in that its filling contains fresh whipped cream with Anko paste.

Nama Dorayaki may also use ingredients, such as custard cream, chocolate cream, or fruit jam, with Anko.

Easy Recipe 

It is hard to get Japanese Nama Dorayaki unless you are in Japan because the pancake needs to be refrigerated.

However, if you can buy regular Dorayaki in your country, you can effortlessly make Nama Dorayaki using it. 

A simple way; just add some whipped cream (chocolate cream or jam) to the Anko filling! It is so easy, right?

If you are interested in this treat, why not try this method at least once? 

(Reference Page: Wikipedia どら焼き )


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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