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2013-04-15 33 views
Whenever I'm feeling peckish in town, I like to head down to the food basement in Ion because it has such a wide variety of good food to choose from. In fact, I've become so attached to a particular Japanese snack that I even get my family to buy it home for me if they go down to Town. And this snack is no other than the fish-shaped cake - Taiyaki! Of course, the stall is more popular for its Takoyaki balls than the Taiyaki cakes but that's a review for another day. They offer freshly made Taiya
Of course, the stall is more popular for its Takoyaki balls than the Taiyaki cakes but that's a review for another day. They offer freshly made Taiyaki in a variety of flavours but being a traditionalist, I tend to opt for the red bean filled Taiyaki. That said, the banana-filled Chocolate Taiyaki is an innovative and delicious twist for this traditional Japanese snack!
The red bean filling is sweet and generously slathered over the fish-dough and if you're bored, it is fun to watch the staff make the cakes, which of course, looks way easier than it actually is. That said, I've found that the quality of the cake varies each time I buy it. While its obviously best eaten fresh out of the pan, being still warm and crispy, there are times that the dough is still soft and chewy even at the edges, which are supposed to be crispy! So, do keep that in mind and do what I like to call "strategic ordering". I like to stand and observe the staff making the cakes and also, which cakes are already made. It's your best bet to order a flavour that isn't already on the display so that staff will make you a fresh one!
Do try this snack out the next time you're in town and tell me how you like it and which flavours you prefer! Don't forget to order ly! ;)