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Last weekend was my 28th birthday and we celebrated it in London. I have always loved the Phantom of the Opera and this year, my husband surprised me with tickets to see the musical in London. I was so excited and beyond happy to be going to London for the weekend. While we were there, we visited my favourite gluten free spot in London, Yaki Yaki. Here are 5 things you need to know about this amazing place. Check out the link to their website for more information. I hope you visit and enjoy it as much as I do. C. -x-
1. Where is it?
Yaki Yaki is situated in London, 5 minutes away from the Leicester Square and Covent Garden train station. It opens from 12pm and has a wide range of sweet and savoury gluten free Taiyaki.
2. What is a Taiyaki anyway?
Taiyaki is a Japanese fish-shaped cake that gets its name from the Tai fish. While commonly filled with red bean paste, Yaki Yaki have created amazing flavours to fill the gluten free larger sized treat. These include a Pulled Beef, Chorizo or Mushroom and Spinach option. The batter is filled with: Soy & garlic mushrooms & spinach, shredded cabbage, emmental, omelette, sriracha, kewpie mayo & Yaki Yaki Tonkatsu Sauce before cooking in a waffle shaped iron. The resulting meal is incredible and won’t break the bank either.
3. What can I order?
Yaki Yaki offer two options of the Taiyaki which are gluten free; a mini bite-sized version or the larger size. While the larger size is filled only with savoury flavours, the mini Taiyaki can be purchased in sweet or savoury options. Personally, I loved the cheese and jalepeno bites as well as the nutella or vanilla custard options. You can even get the mini Taiyaki with ice cream too! The ice creams coming in a Taiyaki fish-shaped gluten free waffle cone and can be filled with many flavours. Unfortunately, the Croiyaki (made with flaky pastry) is not gluten free so please do check with the lovely staff before ordering.
4. How much is it?
So how much will this set me back? I was so happy to find the mini Taiyaki can be purchased in a portion of 6 for only £3.95! The larger sized Taiyaki only being £4.95, it is so hard not to pig out and enjoy all the amazing options. I was also pleased to discover the drinks are sold in recyclable tin cans, so helping to reduce the impact on the environment as well. The food comes served in a cardboard container that can also be recycled.
5. It is amazing!
Yeah, there isn’t much more I can say about Yaki Yaki than you need to visit the next time you are in London. I am in London this weekend for my birthday and you can be sure I will be visiting for my hit. My only downside is that there is not a Yaki Yaki store near me – please guys! I love this food so much.
So what do you think? Have I persuaded you to go visit? If you do, please speak to the staff to confirm allergy requirements before ordering. When you visit, please let me know in the comments below or by sharing photos directly to my Facebook Page or tagging me on Instagram using #livingcoeliac.
Speak to you next week where now bonfire season is over, I can start looking forward to Christmas. My other half always says I can’t discuss Christmas until then so stay tuned for lots of Christmas content coming your way.