In the United States, taiyaki is having a bit of a moment. Taiyaki, for those unaware, is a baked Japanese cake treat shaped like a fish. Usually, taiyaki is served warm and stuffed with red bean paste, though the variations possible are unlimited.
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Though it isn’t new, American foodies have been enamored by taiyaki stuffed with ice cream. It isn’t hard to determine why. It’s cute-looking, a unique dessert that stands out when posted on Instagram or various other social media feeds.
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But the foodie culture in Japan has already upped their game. Kurikoan, a taiyaki specialty shop, has redesigned their fish-shaped treat to resemble Magikarp. Though, in Japan, the Pokémon is called Koiking, so it’s a Koiking taiyaki.
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The Magikarp treat will cost 106 yen (US $1.81) and comes wrapped in a small bag containing lyrics of Magikarp’s official theme song.
WHAT!!! I NEED THIS MAGIKARP TAIYAKI !!!! pic.twitter.com/KHLLnACVHF
— Tiffako (@tiffako) February 1, 2017