These adorable little fish will hold your ice cream for you

If you need help holding your soft serve while strolling New York City's Lower East Side, let these little fish friends assist you.

Adorable fish-shaped cones called taiyaki are the latest treat that are captivating U.S. dessert lovers. 

Japanese snackers have been enjoying the dish for over 100 years, according to the Japan Times, but it was originally filled with red bean paste or custard rather than ice cream.

Taiyaki NYC in Chinatown has modified the dessert slightly, making a larger fish mouth to hold delicious soft serve, while leaving a surprise red bean or custard filling in the fish's tail.

Asian-inspired desserts have been becoming increasingly popular, especially in western countries, not only because of taste but also due to their highly Instagram-worthy looks. 

Treats like bubble waffle cones from Hong Kong or soft serve lounging on a bed of cotton candy from Japan don't just sound heavenly to eat, they'll also get you plenty of likes.

Honestly, every dessert should make you feel like a mermaid.

Steven Wongprimary