I’m back with a brand new type of post: Adventures in Japan! These posts will cover interesting things I’ve done in Japan, sometimes Pokemon related but not necessarily.
Today’s adventure: Magikarp Taiyaki!
I talked about the Magikarp Taiyaki originally in this post, but to recap: Kuriko-An, a chain of taiyaki centered food stalls, started selling Magikarp shaped taiyaki at five of their locations in the Tokyo and Yokohama area. The five locations are Yokohama (West Gate Shop), Minato-Mirai, Akihabara, Asakusa-Nakamise-Doori, and Kichijouji. I originally said Magikarp was only available with red bean filling, but actually, he also comes in chocolate and custard.
One Magikarp taiyaki costs 210 yen, including tax.
I was under the impression these Magikarp taiyakis were limited, so I was really happy to hear they’re still on sale, and the first thing I did when I had a chance to visit Akihabara during the day was to get one! The store was very easy to find and is about a minute away from the JR Akihabara station Electric Town exit.
The wrapper for the taiyaki has a Pokeball on one side and lyrics from the Magikarp song on the back.
My favorite taiyaki flavor is custard, so since the option was available, I chose custard for my Magikarp. Honestly, it tasted very taiyaki-y, which isn’t bad! But don’t go in expecting something amazing. The batter for the taiyaki pastry is not very sweet, but it is fluffy and soft, so that’s a plus, and the custard was yummy if a little messy (but that’s why they give you the paper wrapping).
All in all, I’d give it a 10/10 because it’s Magikarp shaped and was cute! If you’re in the Akihabara area (or one of the locations I mentioned above) and can buy a Magikarp treats, I highly recommend at least getting one for the experience.
Until next time!