From insanely catchy pop music to "cakes" shaped like orbs of water, Japanese cultural imports continue to steal the show on social media stateside.
According to DNAInfo, the latest in the line of Japan's gimmick-y edible treats is a take on the traditional taiyaki, a fish-shaped waffle cake smeared with thick custard, chocolate or azuki bean. At Flushing's newly opened Ice & Pan, located at 136-37 Roosevelt Avenue, the century-old treat is brilliantly transformed into a sort of sundae with the taiyaki serving as a cone. Each dessert ($5.99) is topped with a choice of soft-serve ice cream (Uji matcha, Hokkaido milk, charcoal sesame) then crowned with an array of toppings ranging from pretzels and popcorn to taro and mango.
See photos of the dessert below and head to Ice & Pan to try it out.
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