Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Magikarp shaped sweets!
Kurikoan is one of the most famous chain stores, selling the sweet delicacy and have shops all around Tokyo, recently releasing their latest concoction - Magikarp taiyaki.
Kurikoan is on the main strip of Akihabara and is almost unmissable if you follow the sweet scent of pancake batter, the store itself sells many variety of taiyaki including the most popular - vanilla custard and the slightly weird egg and bacon. Magikarp unfortunately only came in two varieties; red bean with cream cheese and green tea. I went with the red bean and I was not disappointed. You even got to see the staff make the taiyaki fresh from scratch!
The puffy pancake comes still warm with its own Pokemon themed packaging and filled to the brim with sweet paste, not too sweet and with a hint of salt it was the perfect snack to munch on while we strolled around Akihabara. If you are travelling to Japan then of course you will want to head to the nerdy Mecca that is "Akiba" and if you do, make sure to grab a Magikarp taiyaki on the way!