Taiyaki Ice Cream

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Any Instagram food enthusiast has probably seen the soft serve ice cream inside of a cone that resembles a fish called Taiyaki. Traditionally, Taiyaki is a Japanese cookie filled with red bean. At Taiyaki NYC located in SoHo, they have taken the cookie and created a lovely ice cream treat.

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(Please ignore my lovely chipped nail polish.)

This is probably some of the best ice cream I have ever tried. I ordered the Straight Outta Japan which is matcha and black sesame swirl with a red bean filling in the cone, and mochi and wafer as toppings. The soft serve itself is so creamy and flavorful while the cone and red bean filling truly make the dessert. The mochi and wafer and a beautiful touch that add to the essence of the whole treat. They also have a variety of other flavors and an option to make your own Taiyaki.

I rarely ever go back to ice cream or any sort of restaurant simply because I love trying new things but, Taiyaki is just so good that I have gone back time and time again while also having incredibly random cravings for it. Taiyaki NYC has officially become one of my “spots” and filled a void in my black heart.

Thank you so much for reading!

Much Love,

Asma Elgouz

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Starbucks Ombré Pink Drink

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Like the rest of America, I love Starbucks. Every time a new cool-looking drink is added to their menu, I make plans with my sister (my SB fanatic partner in crime) to try it. Last summer, the pink drink was all rage and since it was on the secret menu, everyone and their mother was ordering it. This year the drink was added onto the actual menu and Starbucks created an ombré version.

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This drink for me was a bit disappointing. I was expecting a fruity explosion but ended up with the familiar taste of the toothpaste my dentist uses to clean my teeth. While it was not the worst thing I have ever tried on the planet, I would still probably never order it again. However, other people seem to be really enjoying it so maybe it is not for everyone. I would love to know what everyone else thought of it as well!

Thanks for reading!

Much Love,

Asma Elgouz