After shopping at my favorite Monday supermarket Maruei for 105yen vegetable/chicken specials I noticed a line down the street from the market.
Taiyaki Wakaba... like was about 10 deep and most customers from salarymen to older oba-chans were ordering 15+ fish taiyaki's.
Outside you can pickup some sweet red azuki bean paste seems to be filled with lots of vitamins.
2 guys make the fish shaped Taiyaki's with individual metal holders, a little old lady cuts the burnt outsides with scissors and one older guy handles the register. There are 2 types of Taiyaki shops in Japan... HIIRAGI TAIYAKI in Ebisu that uses a large pan with multiple fish impressions and those that use one metal gear to make them individually... think the latter is more of a traditional style.
Seating in the interior.
And there it is... each only 140yen.
The outside dough has a very nice chewy texture. The beans are unusually sweet compared to other Taiyaki shops in Tokyo... so I highly suggest...
...having a seat inside and pouring a little cup of free...
...Japanese green tea! Was a perfect fit that balanced out the very sweet beans.
Had a second cup of Green Tea~.
If you are in Yotsuya give this little place a try. It seems to have been around for quite some time and a little piece of Japanese history for only 140yen.
Looks like we are getting some brand new green grass at Yotsuya Station...
Shop: Taiyaki Wakaba
Very Old Skool Shop Website: http://www.246.ne.jp/~i-ozawa/
Foodie Website: http://r.tabelog.com/tokyo/A1309/A130902/13000848/
Address J: 東京都新宿区若葉1-10 小沢ビル １ＦAddress E: Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Wakaba 1-10
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