Tai Parfait @ Bugis Junction

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Japanese taiyaki + parfait (ice cream & fruit) = Tai Parfait! Opening their first outlet in Singapore, this fusion dessert shop is a Japanese concept originating from Yokohama, Japan.

I read about Tai Parfait in newspapers and magazines, and was absolutely eager to check this place out for myself. Taiyaki + ice cream! Love the idea!

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In case you still don’t know what taiyaki is, here’s an explanation.

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So their secret ingredient is almond powder! Those who have a nut allergy, you have been warned.

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The moulds are similar to the usual taiyaki moulds, except for the mouth part.

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The finished pancake has a concave mouth for putting in ice cream and fruits.

You can also buy the pancake as is, like a normal taiyaki. They have four different fillings: adzuki (red bean); matcha; custard; and chocolate.

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In the display, there are models of the different kinds of parfait taiyaki.

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You can pick adzuki, matcha, custard, or chocolate taiyaki, then choose whichever parfait topping you like.

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Upon recommendation, I ordered one of their bestsellers: Adzuki, Matcha Cream & Hokkaido Ice Cream (S$4.90).

It’s indeed a yummy combination! Wish there’s more of the red bean though. The ice cream is also not a very big scoop.

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For the taiyaki, I picked Chocolate filling. Flavor-wise, the chocolate taste isn’t very strong, but I liked that it’s not too sweet.

As for the pancake dough, the texture is soft, spongy, and slightly crispy outside. Also it’s quite chewy, kinda like mochi!

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Not really satisfied with my first taiyaki, I bought another bestseller: Hokkaido Soft Ice Cream (S$5.90), with adzuki taiyaki.

This time round, it really hit the spot! I prefer the milky soft serve ice cream, and portion-wise, it is a lot more than my previous order. I also like the red bean filling, so it was a really satisfying combination!

Tai Parfait
200 Victoria Street
B1-03A Bugis Junction
Singapore 188021
Tel: +65 6333 1500
FB: https://www.facebook.com/TaiParfait

Open daily: 11am to 9.45pm (last order)

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