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Kamefuku: Taiyaki shop in Toyosu

Have you ever tried a fish-shaped Japanese cake called taiyaki (鯛焼き)? Sometimes we buy it at “Kamefuku” (かめ福) in Toyosu. I often confuse its name with okonomiyaki, because they both contain the part “yaki” (grilled” or “cooked” in Japanese). Taiyaki has been one of traditional Japanese sweets since the Meiji Era. At that time (1868 – 1912) sea bream, or tai (鯛) was an expensive fish and families could afford it only on special occasions.KamefukuTaiyaki dough is made from pancake or waffle batter. Then it is poured into a baking pan with sea bream-shaped molds, and baked on both sides. Here it goes, beautiful and fresh! KamefukuTraditional fillings for taiyaki are sweetened azuki beans paste and green tea paste (often matcha tea). At Kamefuku they actually use another kind of green tea. Its ryokucha (緑茶) is from Shizuoka Prefecture, the largest producer of green tea in Japan. Taiyaki with okonomiyaki filling at Kamefuku is unsurprisingly called “okonomitaiyaki”. Another traditional taste is sweet chestnut. You can enjoy those tastes all year round!Kamefuku

If you are not big on traditional Japanese tastes, you can always try something more suitable for Western palate. Kamefuku has custard filling on a regular basis, and special tastes for holidays like Halloween. How about some pumpkin taiyaki? They are slightly more expensive than the regular ones, but it is totally worth it! (at least for me, because I hate anko paste) One of the popular non-Japanese style fillings are chocolate or Nutella. They are simply scrumptious!Kamefuku

Information

Kamefuku: Taiyaki shop in Toyosu
Address: 2F Super Viva Home 3-4-8 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Telephone: 03-6221-3322
Opening Hours: 9:00am-10:00pm
Regular Holidays: Open Daily
Access: 3 min. from Toyosu Subway Station, Exit 3.
Distance to airport: 20 km from Haneda Airport
Official website (only in Japanese): http://www.food-aqua.com/

Article by Olga Kaneda

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