The cute small cakes in the shape of the most famous girl in Japan.: FUJIYA Cute PEKO-chan doll yaki
Every Japanese knows Peko-chan. She has been one of the original characters in Fujiya (Famous confectionery in Japan) since she was born in 1950. The meaning of her name, ‘Peko’, is calfs.
Peko-chan yaki which is made in the shape of her face can only be bought in Kagurazaka, Tokyo in spite of there being a lot of Fujiya shops in Japan. The outside tastes savory but the inside is fluffy, soft and mellow.
Adzuki beans, chocolates, custard cream, and cheese are standard flavors. In addition, 2 more kinds of tastes are added. They change every month or every season and those sorts are rich in variety! For example, Black sesame bean jam, mangoes, pineapples, vegetables curry, and so on. You can buy them for a really reasonable price (about 1 dollar for 1 cake) so you can enjoy a lot of different kinds of tastes. If you buy some kinds of Peko-chan yaki, you can’t tell what their flavors are from their outward appearances so they wear ribbons marked with their flavors. They look very cute!
Poko-chan who is Peko-chan’s boyfriend has also been in appearance as doll yaki since 2006. There a few of him produced, so if you meet him, you are lucky!