Taiwanese snacks have taken Japan by storm in recent years, such as pearl milk tea. Japanese even created new dishes with pearls, including soaked cooked rice in soup with boba and mapo tofu with boba.
A Facebook user posted a photo of rows of Japanese fish-shaped cakes on Tuesday with two Xiaolongbaos filled in each one, leaving social media users dumbfounded.
臉書粉絲團TOY IS MONEY於周二PO出日本SEGA鯛魚燒推出的最新產品 — 小籠包鯛魚燒 — 並在配文寫道：「可以拜託日本人不要這樣嗎？」
Facebook fan page “TOY IS MONEY” shared an advertisement of Japan SEGA Taiyaki’s newly released flavor “Xiaolongbao Taiyaki,” drawing much attention among Taiwanese social media users.
The caption wrote: “Can I ask Japanese not to do that?”
Many left baffled by the creative cuisine in response to the post, saying that why don’t they just put the meat filling.
One wrote: “Stop it. I lost my appetite.” On the other hand, some said Taiwanese also made some creative dishes that are unacceptable for the foreigners, such as ramen pizza and avocado in sushi.
According to the official Twitter account of SEGA Taiyaki, Ikebukuro store has already started to sell the dumpling taiyaki, and the Akihabara store will soon launch this new flavor.
— セガのたい焼き (@SEGA_taiyaki) January 19, 2021
Each taiyaki contains two xiaolongbaos and is priced at 250 yen (about NT$67.56).