When I think about Japanese treats Mochi always comes to mind... hmm. Anyways there is an amazing little shop in Azabu Juban that serves round Taiyaki (is this the correct term for a round one?) or at this shop they are called Imakawa-Yaki. Filled with just enough azuki bean paste but whats really special about this Taiyaki is whats around the beans. The texture is kinda like a very thick pancake with a chewy outside and thick/moist inside... detect a hint of brown sugar in there thats unique to this shop. I eat Taiyaki on a weekly basis but this is absolutely the best.
If you don't speak Japanese just use your fingers to signal 1 or 2... he'll know you want the basic Imakawa-Yaki... but there are other fillings too (Cheese, custard cream) you can give you Japanese a try when ordering. Only 130yen a piece... give it a go.
Chewy and almost cakey inside.
Think this is the owner.
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Azabu Juban 2-3-1 (Across from Starbucks).
Address J: 東京都港区麻布十番2-3-1
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