Kuriko-an くりこ庵 is an outlet which specialises in Taiyaki, a traditional fish shaped pastry with sweetened red bean paste filling. We’ve seen this a lot sold all around in Malaysia, especially during Japanese fest or any kind of food fest. Now that we’re in Japan, I insisted to drop by for one since we were in the area. Afterall, Asakusa is said to be a town of history and tradition. Pretty sure we can get all those authentic and traditional delicacies around here.
This Kuriko-An outlet is located in Namikase, the shopping street in Asakusa which is located just beside Sensoji (Asakusa Kannon Temple).
Taiyaki is in Japanese for fish-shaped pastry. Traditionally the filling is red bean paste that is made from sweetened azuki beans. There are other fillings too such as custard, chestnut, chocolate, sweet potato and what not.
The Taiyaki is priced from 150¥ onwards and no tax charges. Most likely the tax is included.***
One Red Bean Taiyaki is 150¥ and that is approximately RM5 a piece. Quite pricey for a piece but this pricing is common along the street. Some other vendors selling various delicacies from 100¥ onwards.
Got one to try and it is worth every single yen. The pastry itself is pretty big, almost a palm size and they were pretty generous with the filling. The red bean paste is soft and chunky. Pretty sweet as well but well balance with the fish cake. If you’re not a sweet toother, you might need to prepare a bottle of water after this.
This fishy, me likey <3
1 Chome-32-2 Asakusa
Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to, Japan
Location: Nakamise, Asakusa (shopping street beside Sensoji Temple in Taito)
GPS Coordinates: 35.712018,139.796795