You should know by now about my ice cream addiction. Summer, winter and everything in between, it doesn’t matter. So, when I saw the pictures of this fish-cone ice cream, I knew I had to share the experience with you all. “Taiyaki” is the name of this peculiar fish-shaped cake and it is originally from Japan. It is made using waffle batter and it can be filled with many things, the most common being red bean paste. Although it is a Japanese pastry, New York City has made it popular and that´s where the owners of La Pecera saw it and brought the concept to Madrid. The result? A total success.
They offer two “taiyaki”, chocolate or vanilla, and are freshly made every day. Four ice cream flavors to choose from, dark chocolate and vanilla are fixed, and two more that will change on demand. Matcha latte and salty caramel are the ones as I post this. They also have more than 10 different toppings for you to drool over, and the friendly staff is there to help you figure out which topping is best for the flavor you want. You can have up to three, and that “taiyaki” would cost €4,50. The shop is tiny, take away only, and there is a line almost everyday. Even though they have regular ice cream cones and “taiyaki” with other fillings, please forget regular and go with greatness instead. They’re all so good that is impossible to recommend just one. Try them all!