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A love affair between Croissant and Taiyaki at 銀のあん

Croissant Taiyaki

Croissant meets Taiyaki, and a love affair later, I think I’m in love too! 銀のあん, following Dominique Ansel’s wildly popular inventions (cronuts, milk and cookie shots, etc.), adds its own twist to a traditional Japanese dessert. Taiyaki たい焼き is a Japanese fish-shaped pastry, stuffed with sweet Azuki Red Bean paste. Traditional Taiyaki dough has a pancake-like consistency. After grilling it, it’s nice and fluffy, with a golden finish. However, Croissant Taiyaki has more of a croissant-like consistency, meaning layers of flakey goodness and a crispy almond-brown color!

The original flavor Croissant Taiyaki is with the sweet Azuki Bean paste, but they happened to have a summer special when I went today–a Green Tea Croissant Taiyaki! Filled with green tea custard, the Green Tea Croissant Taiyaki is extra lovely with its candied red beans on the outside and green-tea flavored layers. Don’t miss this fantastic twist on a delicious Japanese dessert, because I was in a solid 5-minutes of food heaven before it was all gone.

*Directions: To get to Croissant Taiyaki, take the East Exit when you get out of Shinjuku Station, and across the street you’ll spot Shinjuku Alta. Make your way towards it and it’ll be right at the entrance.

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Croissant Taiyaki, located right by Shinjuku Alta’s entrance (Shinjuku Station, East Exit)

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Taiyaki meets croissant, a love affair later, I think I’m in love too!

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The original Azuki Red Bean Croissant Taiyaki

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The croissant like layers with sweet red bean paste in the middle–I love the after crunch of the sugar sprinkled on the crust!

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A summer special: Green Tea Croissant Taiyaki with Green Tea Custard and Azuki Red Beans

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The Green Tea cream was sweet and yummy–I loved the green tea croissant layers with candied red beans on the outside!

Enjoy and devour!

eatprayjade x.



  1. Even though I just had dinner, my mouth is watering looking at your photos of these croissant taiyaki! I LOVE these SO MUCH!! I love the normal taiyaki, but these croissant ones take it to a whole new level. It’s probably a good thing I live just outside central Tokyo, otherwise I’d be getting one of these every day 😛

    • Thanks Olivia! I adore these probably too much for my own good too! Oh! I’ve been following your Japan adventures–hope you had a great Obon holiday recently 🙂 The amount of people in Tokyo has been crazy!

  2. What fun – fish shaped croissants! They all look very good 🙂 I think of croissants as butter filled layers of dough sometimes filled with chocolate or raspberry cream cheese. That’s what I can get in Michigan!

  3. I’ve only had taiyaki with bean paste, but I can imagine how delicious they are with green tea custard:) I’m up for anything custard filled!

    • Custard makes everything just extra delicious and creamy! Croissant Taiyaki really is a killer combination if you like red bean paste 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  4. Oh my god, these look to die for! Definitely hitting this place up next time I’m in Japan!

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