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Imagawayaki in BH??

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unkochan Jun 7, 2008 05:42 PM

The Eater LA site has 2 postings on an imagawayaki store opening in Beverly Hills called Fulfilled. Who would've ever thought a store like this would open next to Sprinkles and Crumbs near Rodeo! Should be interesting to see how that community will respond to it since it's such a novelty and foreign concept.....and whether the loyal cupcake fans will switch over to Japanese imagawayaki. interesting....

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    Lau RE: unkochan Jun 7, 2008 08:55 PM

    wow thats kind of weird and interesting...i think the only place i know that serves real imagawayaki (not the frozen stuff) is mitsuru cafe at jtown in downtown la

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      slacker RE: unkochan Jun 7, 2008 11:42 PM

      I love those things and always get it at Mitsuru also. Wonder what they charge for them in BH.

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        olivethegreat RE: slacker Jun 8, 2008 10:39 PM

        I think I read on Eater that they'd be under $2 - don't know if that's for one or for an order...and that there would be various fillings other than red bean - like PB&J, smores, etc., and some savory.

      2. ipsedixit RE: unkochan Jun 8, 2008 12:04 AM

        How are Imagawayaki different from the stuff that is sold in carts outside many of the Chinese supermarkets in SGV, e.g. Hawaii Market, 99 Ranch, etc.?

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          Lau RE: ipsedixit Jun 8, 2008 09:19 PM

          they're actually not technically any different and if u go to taiwan you will actually see real imagawayaki being made by street guys in all the night mkts (probably b/c of the massive japanese influence in taiwan). now that i think about it ive also eaten them in hk as well. anyhow, the issue i have with alot of the chinese vendors is the batter itself, it has a different flavor alot of times (not consistent everywhere, but sometimes it almost tastes coconut-y or just tastes different)...the beans themselves usually taste roughly the same

          the mitsuru version is very good....also on the weekends only they have some of the best homestyle manju (mochi) available, i mean these are truly homestyle b/c i think the owner just makes some in their sparetime (i really like the ohagi)

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