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Monday, January 27, 2014

JPN: Kogane Taiyaki (黄金鯛焼き)

Trio filling of rice cake, green tea cream and red bean paste!

Having said goodbye to the snowman we made in Hokkaido, we finally reached Kyoto. I found myself back in Gion, that district famous for geisha (Japanese female entertainers), where I stayed in Hotel Sasarindou in June last year. It was 31 December; the streets were full of people, citizens and foreigners alike, including police to deal with the crowd and rowdy individuals. In the midst of absorbing the festivity, I succumbed to the temptation of taiyaki (Japanese fish-shaped cake).

The shop is directly opposite of Amenity Hotel Kyoto (2*), a capsule hotel we stayed in. That was my very first time sleeping inside a capsule, but even so, we actually booked a private room with the capsules inside instead of individual capsules. It was comfortable, I must say.

Custard Flavour (カスタード) ¥140 (~S$1.75)
Taste: 9/10

Hidden within the cake with slightly crispy outside layer and soft inner texture was creamy custard which wasn't cloyingly sweet. They weren't stingy with the heart-warming filling either. 

Uji Kintoki Flavour (宇治金時) ¥160 (~S$2.00)
Taste: 9/10

It was an interesting combination of rice cake, green tea cream and sweetened red bean paste. The green tea cream was enjoyably sweet and just a little bit bitter, while the red bean paste was pretty smooth. I found that the rice cake could be chewier.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 9/10

I'm regretting the fact that I didn't manage to try the other flavours. Anyway, below is the picture of the store. Pika's advice: On the recommendation list is fried taiyaki. Give it a try!

Golden Taiyaki

Kiyomizu 5 Chome
Opposite of Amenity Hotel Kyoto
Higashiyama, Kyoto
(Opening hours unknown - Anyone knows?)

*Prices quoted are nett prices.

Have a nice meal,

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