Matcha Man Ice Cream & Taiyaki
Donald Gacilo has been doing Matcha Man Ice Cream & Taiyaki pop-ups since 2017 and opened a brick and mortar in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood in 2021. Matcha Man serves up soft-serve ice cream in taiyaki cones. Taiyaki is a popular Japanese waffle that’s shaped like a fish, and Donald’s cones at Matcha Man are similar to regular taiyaki, but the fish have gaping mouths that serve as containers for the soft-serve. Donald makes the taiyaki cones in a special griddle behind the counter and makes the ice cream flavors in house, including the namesake, matcha.