Cocohodo is a cafe that offers a flavorful twist on taiyakis – the sweet fish-shaped cakes popular in Japan that often come filled with red bean, chocolate, or custard.
Cocohodo's unique take on the cakes includes offering them in a pancake batter, and using them as cones that contain ice cream. The cones are made using a special taiyaki waffle mold, which creates a hollow cone shape and is surrounded by fish scales once completely cooked. The cones are then filled with either Nutella, red bean paste, or pastry cream – which add flavor and form a barrier that keeps the ice cream cold, and prevents the waffle from getting soggy.
Once the cones have been filled with cream, they are topped with chocolate, matcha, or vanilla ice cream, and are decorated with fruit, sprinkles and Pocky sticks.