Our mission is to bring unique treats and drinks to our community. We are proud to serve only the highest quality teas and homemade small-batch soft serve. We believe that there is a cup of tea out there for everyone- and our mission is to introduce you to the delicious world of tea. Our all natural drinks and desserts offer a healthier alternative to the synthetic ingredients on the market.Taiyaki Chicago carries on the legacy of passion, experience, and a love for soft serve, boba, and tea. Our products are crafted from only the best ingredients that we can find. From our fresh hand cut fruit to our homemade cane sweetener, we put love and passion into every step of the process.
What is Taiyaki?
Taiyaki is a traditional dessert in Japan, which translates to “fried fish”. It can be traced back to the Edo Period in Japan in the 1600s. During this period, fish was the most prized delicacy in the country, and was considered an emblem of luck and prosperity. Using a fish shape mold, stores in japan started to sell Japanese pastries with red bean and other various fillings inside, and it quickly became a very popular street food. The cake is baked to order in cast iron, filled with one’s chosen filling with an opening at the mouth that gets filled with soft- serve ice cream. The warm cone has the crispiness of a waffle on the outside, but the softness of a pancake on the inside, making the contrast of cold and hot something to make one’s mouth water.