Sweet Pancake

Dora Yaki

Preparation info
  • Makes


    dora yaki pancakes
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Japanese Cookbook

By Emi Kazuko and Yasuko Fukuoka

Published 2024

  • About

In Japan, the sweet bean paste is traditionally sandwiched between two pancakes to resemble a little gong, hence its name Dora Yaki; “dora” meaning a gong. Alternatively, the pancakes can be folded to make a half gong.


  • 65 g/ oz/5 tbsp caster (superfine) sugar
  • 3


  1. To make the sweet bean paste, put the canned azuki beans and their liquid into a pan, then heat over a medium heat. Add the sugar gradually and stir the pan vigorously. Cook over a low heat until the liquid has almost evaporated and the beans have become mushy. Add the salt and remove from the heat. Stir for 1 minute, then leave to cool.