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Sweets sometimes turned me on.

Have you ever felt like eating sweets suddenly? I fell in such a feeling today and bought obanyaki at Osu after a meeting.

obanyaki has a lot of other names. I guess imagawayaki was its original name. Imagawayaki was originated from imagawabashi(imagawa bridge), which is in Chiyoda ward, Tokyo. In the region where I live, obanyaki is rather famous than imagawayaki.

obanyaki is like a pancake. The most distincive and different ingredient from pancake is anko(bean paste). obanyaki gets anko within themselves. Custard is also typical ingredient as well as anko.

I didn’t know where I could buy obanyaki in Osu. So I asked my clients where to get it. I was a little bit embarrassed to ask such a question. “Excuse me, could you tell me where I can get obanyaki in this area? My grandmother asked me to buy it.” such excuses leapt from my mouth:D It’s true that my grandmother is very fond of sweets, especially the ones containing anko.

“Wow, you are so kind. Ummm…obanyaki…” one of my clients told me where the shop was.

“Hey, grandma, I have something to give you. Look at this. obanyaki! Looks so delicious, huh?” this was the first word when I was back to home. My grandmother was delighted with it and ate it. Nom…nom…nom…

She is nearly 88 years old, so she must be careful with sugar, so she decided to eat something containing much sugar only one time in a week. “Thank you for your kindness. I can eat sweets only on Saturdays. It’s Saturday today! Thank you, my grandson.” She looked so happy.

This is obanyaki. Do they look like pancake, don’t they?

I cut it in half. You can see bean paste.

  1. March 15, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Hi H.P. 🙂

    They do look yummy. I’m not crazy about sweets, but chocolate is my weakness.

    88 years old and sounds cool.

    • honeypotter
      March 16, 2010 at 1:10 am

      Hi, girlgeum! 😀

      Oh, chocolates are your things? Then, I’ll check chocolate sweets and introduce them to you:D

      Yeah, she’s still vigorous. She’s maternal grandmother. Unfortunately paternal grandmother has been in sick. She doesn’t even remember my name when she saw me. 😦

  2. March 16, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    She probably has Alzheimer’s. That’s sad. 😦

    • honeypotter
      March 19, 2010 at 5:57 am

      Sadly, yes 😦

      I was shocked with her word when I saw her, like this; “Who are you? I know you but I just forgot your name.” 😦

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