鯛パフェ Tai-Parfait @ Bugis Junction

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Last month, I was passing by Bugis Junction (the truth is, I was there to borrow the toilet) when I realized the basement is undergoing renovations.

While walking around, I learned that some of the new F&B tenants are Boost Juice, Yellow Submarine, Bear Bites, Tai-Parfait, etc.

Among those, what caught my attention was Tai-Parfait, a Japanese-concept store selling fusion dessert which combines Taiyaki with Parfait.

That is why, I am back a few days ago, to try the Taiyaki which is a traditional fish-shaped pancake from Japan filled with a sweet filling (usually Azuki) on the inside.

At Tai-Parfait, the Taiyaki filling options are Azuki, Matcha, Custard Cream and Chocolate. The Taiyaki is shaped like a fish with a gaping mouth where your preferred Parfait ingredients goes in.

You can buy the Taiyaki as it is without the Parfait portion (SGD2.20/pc) which includes ingredients like fruits, matcha and soft-serve ice cream.

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Different variants of Tai-Parfait

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The waffle iron that creates the unique fish-shaped Taiyaki

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Freshly made Taiyaki

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Taiyaki

I ordered the Azuki Taiyaki with Matcha and Azuki (with a scoop of vanilla ice cream) as toppings. Isn't it adorable? Doesn't the Parfait ingredients inside the fish mouth looks like the fish is eating them?

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Tai-Parfait Matcha & Azuki (SGD4.90)

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The other side of my Matcha & Azuki

I began nibbling the Parfait portion first as the ice cream is melting. I appreciate how the ice cream and Matcha were not too sweet as the sweetness from the Azuki is just nice to balance everything.

The taste of the not-too-sweet Matcha made me wished there were more of it.

I doubt the Taiyaki batter is the same as those regular pancakes because the texture is delightfully soft and chewy while exuding the eggy fragrance. Just thinking about it make me crave for one right now.

Tai-Parfait serves very photogenic dessert which could be too irresistible to be eaten. I am sure the clientele are not just the youngsters (especially schoolgirls) but older men (yours truly included) who's young at heart as well (just refer to top photo).

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Revealing the Azuki that's enclosed within the Taiyaki

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Tai-Parfait is located at the basement of Bugis Junction opposite Breadtalk and it is the first outlet outside of Japan.

Now, don't say I never share; the tall guy serving me is a bona fide Japanese!

The Verdict?
My ratings: 3.5/5


TAI-PARFAIT
200 Victoria Street
Bugis Junction #B1-03A
Singapore 188021

Telephone: 6333 1500
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 10am - 10pm

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TaiParfait
Website: http://tai-parfait.com

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/fzSB3
GPS Coordinates: 1.300048,103.855585


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