Another snack we gorge ourselves on during bazaar week UPH is croyaki, croissant taiyaki. The word croissant, spelled as /krəˈsɒnt/, is a French type of pastry known for its crescent shape. What do you think if it is combined with taiyaki, Japanese fish-shaped snack filled with red bean paste? Hmm…
As there is a promo buy 2 get 1 free, we are quite bewildered of customizing our own taiyaki(s) as there are abundant flavors you can pick starting from the sweet up to salty ones. Eventually, we decide to seize its custard and apple pie taiyaki(s) along with the original or plain taiyaki as the bonus. This fish-shaped mould is what makes the making process of taiyaki so unique as the batter is poured in each side, then it is closed and cooked on both sides until golden brown.
Even though this picture is not quite photogenic enough, get ready to be enthralled with its moist, sweet and crunch croyaki in town! For the custard, it melts perfectly while having the first bite, making you hypnotized for a couple of minutes. The apple pie paste is also mind-blowing as its sweet and sour taste is truly a freshness into your gut. The plain one is also great as the crunchiness and sweetness are so epic!
So, let’s give scores for this type of French-Japanese snack.
- Taste: 90 / 100
- Ambiance: 80 / 100
- Service: 85 / 100
- Price: 80 / 100
- Food Presentation: 85 / 100
The price is quite varied according to the filling of croyaki you choose. The original one costs IDR 15,000,-. For other flavors, it is from IDR 20,000,- until IDR 28,000,- per piece. Quite expensive, but worth-trying, we should say!