This little Japanese ice cream shop called Taiyaki NYC is located around the Chinatown area, and apparently, this is one of the most Instagrammed objects in recent days, so of course, we had to try it. “Fish cone or cup? No, it does not taste like fish. The dessert has long been quite popular in Japan—invented in 1909, and it was determined that fish-shaped cones topped with whimsical swirls of ice cream photograph extremely well.
After an exquisite dinner at a Chinese restaurant, we decided to go to Taiyaki.
As it turns out, though, Taiyaki is more than just a pretty face. You can customize your order—I got one with a matcha and black sesame ice cream swirl (there are more plain flavors, too, like vanilla or chocolate), red bean filling, a wafer swizzle, and mochi, to finish. To my surprise, every component was really well executed. Other toppings include crushed Oreos, matcha powder, graham cracker crumbles, and strawberry syrup—anything and everything that will look great on the ’gram.
Overall, we really enjoyed this experience! Now you could too, in case you are in this area and in need of something sweet.
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