11 Jul 2011 • 291 reviews • 11 followers
Ever since ION Orchard was open, there has always been a perpetual long queue at Gindaco Takoyaki
. I have always wonder what the fuss was about as there are many other Takoyaki stalls in the heartland malls.
Gindaco Takoyaki from Japan was brought in by ION Food Concept (Basement 4). It has over 300 stalls in Japan and specialises in dishing out Takoyaki and Macha drinks.
Recently, on a weekday afternoon, I noticed that there was only 6 people in the line. What a short queue and it would be the best time to try this out.
After the outer crust has turned golden brown in colour, they are taken out and ready to be served.
Ordered 4 pieces of Gindaco Original Sauce Takoyaki. Topped with konomiyaki sauce, mayonnaise and shaved dried bonito. Each pieced was cooked till it was golden brown. Expected it to be very crispy similar to Japan Boat Takoyaki
. However, when I ate it, I was disappointed as it was not crispy. Thought that this was just an average takoyaki. Moreover, each piece of Takoyaki cost $0.90 yet I felt that Japan Boat’s one was better in terms of taste, texture and even value for money ($0.80 per piece).
One reason for the queue maybe its ideal location. I certainty will not bother to queue for this if the queue gets too long as there is nothing special about this stall.
Currently, they have 3 other outlets.
Full review and photos: http://foodiefc.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/gindaco-takoyaki-ion-orchard/