So, you’ve had a long day at work…
Boss is on your case for that 4:30 deadline…
Your cat demands you to scoop its poop…
What do you do?
That’s exactly what we did.
Recently we came across this awesome place called Sukoi Desserts that serves Japanese style Taiyaki soft serve ice cream and had to check it out.
Some say you shouldn’t enjoy ice cream in the cold weather…On the contrary… We say you enjoy it now!
Sukoi Desserts is located next to Trinity Bellwoods park in Toronto at the intersection of Queen St W and Bellwoods Ave. They specialize in two things – soft serve ice cream in Taiyaki and Taiyaki croissants.
Taiyaki is a Japanese fish shaped cake usually filled with red bean paste; you’ll commonly find custard or chocolate fillings as well. Made with regular pancake or waffle batter and poured into a fish-shaped mold that represents a Koi fish.
Currently at Sukoi Desserts you get a choice of Matcha, Black Sesame or a twist of both as the soft serve. For the filling you choose between red bean, custard or nutella, and finally top it off with Chocolate Cookie Crumbs, Graham Cookie Crumbs or regular Sprinkles.
They are always experimenting with different flavors so next time you’re there you’ll probably find a different set of flavors to try.
We picked the Matcha/Sesame twist, red bean paste and Graham Cookie Crumbs.
Black sesame mixed with matcha is a hit or miss because you need to get the right balance; at some places the black sesame mix overpowers the taste of matcha.
Here it was a hit!
The texture is great with the Graham Cookie Crumbs, the waffle cone is warm and crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. The red bean paste (which they make in-house) is a nice compliment with the sweet taste of the soft serve.
Next is the Taiyaki Croissants:
Just like the waffle cones you can choose red bean paste, custard or nutella as the filling. The croissants are covered in caramelized sugar and loaded with the filling of your choice – we recommend the custard filling.
Let it sit for a bit when you get it because it’s HOT.
The caramelized coating on the outside results in a sweet crisp on the outside and flaky on the inside with a burst of flavor from the filling.
Verdict – I love this place. I’d recommend it and I would definitely come again. There’s plenty of room inside to sit and enjoy your treats.
You can find them at:
760 Queen St W,
Toronto, ON M6J 1E9
Open 7 Days a week from 12pm – 10pm.