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It seems not a day goes by without the discovery of at least one new reason to be thankful for Japan and its relentlessly wonderful weirdness. Today’s reason is a street food called Taiyaki, a fish-shaped cake made of pancake or waffle batter that’s traditionally served with a filling of red bean paste.

A New York eatery called Taiyaki NYC has turned that cute fish cake into an awesome soft serve ice cream cone by changing its shape to feature a wide-open mouth. The tail of the fish is also a tiny treat unto itself, filled with either custard or sweet red bean paste.

Follow Taiyaki NYC on Instagram or Facebook to check out more of their piscine treats.

Photos by @stuffbeneats, @amyventures, Taiyaki NYC, @dianaeatsnyc, @kimberstefani, @_mzm_410, and @deslaw48 respectively.

[via My Modern Met]