Kaori’s Easy Recipe – Learn How to Make Pompompurin Pumpkin Tarts

12.May.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD

With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s recipe series! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

 

For this recipe, you’ll learn how make mini Pompompurin pumpkin tarts! This is a simple recipe you can make with just a blender.

 

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1: Ingredients

12 Tart shells

150g Pumpkin (deseeded, skin taken off and made soft)

50ml Fresh cream (In this recipe I used soy milk)

20-30g Sugar (Depending on the sweetness of the pumpkin)

1 Egg yolk (small egg)

Sliced Chocolate

Tinned yellow peach

 

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2: Steam and make the pumpkin soft in the microwave. Place the softened pumpkin, sugar, fresh cream (or soy milk) and egg yolk into a blender.

 

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3: Blitz until it’s mixed like in the photo above.

 

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4: Pour the mixture from Step 3 into the tart shells and place into a 180℃ preheated oven. Lower the temperature to 140-150℃ and cook for 10-15 minutes. (You don’t want to brown anything, so we cook it on a low heat.)

 

If it looks like it’s about to start browning, cover with aluminium foil as this will prevent it from burning.

 

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5: Once your cooked tarts have fully cooled down, use a round cutter to make a hat out of chocolate and a tear-drop cutter to make ears out of the yellow peach. The round ball on top of the hat can be made by breaking off some sliced chocolate and rolling it with your fingers.

 

Finally, drawn on the eyes, nose and mouth with a warmed chocolate pen!

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The crunchy tart shells and moist pumpkin paste go pair together wonderfully! And the sourness from the yellow peach is perfect, making is really tasty♡

 

Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series!

 

Please check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

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I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character-shaped meals, desserts and breads.
I enjoy making character foods because I want to see my family smiling.
My character foods and character bento boxes are introduced on my Instagram page→@kaopan27

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    07.June.2017 | FEATURES / FOOD

    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s recipe series! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish. Let us introduce to you, “Pompompurin-chan’s Sweet Potato.”

    ■Ingredients (to make seven pieces)

    1

    ・Mujirushi Ryohin

    ・Jibunde Tsukuru Sweet Potato Mix – one bag (140g)

    ・Milk    140~150g

    ・Unsalted butter 50g

    ・Cocoa powder  half of a tea spoon

    ・Egg yolk one

    ・Water one tea spoon ※mix it with egg yolk in advance


    ■How to make

    ②Put Sweet Potato Mix, milk, butter into the ball and mix them together.

    (Put the butter in a heat-resistent container. Cover the container with cellophane wrap and heat it up in a microwave for 30〜40 seconds)

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    ③Mix them with a spatula until it gets hard as shown in the picture above.

    3

    ④First, make the face.

    Each piece should be 30g. Roll it like a rice ball to make the surface smooth and shape it to a trapezoid-shape.

    4

    ⑤Next, make the ears

    Each piece should be 3g. Roll them and shape them into a water drop-shape.

    5

    ⑥Make the hat.

    The cloth should be 21g. Color it with cocoa powder. Roll each piece (3g) and shape them to dome shapes. Put the ear and hat on the face.

    6

    ⑦After Purin-chan’s form is completed, coat it with egg yolk mixed with water so as to make the surface smooth. Use your fingers when coating it.

    When coating it with egg yolk, put egg yolk on the location where the arrow indicates so that the pieces will not come off when it is baked.

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    ⑧First, bake it for 5 minutes in the oven (180 degrees) and continue to bake it for another 5 minutes or until it is brown.(Watch it carefully in order to prevent it from burning.)

    It will be completed when it looks like the piece shown in the picture.

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    ⑨Write the face

    ☆Write the nose with melted chocolate using the flat side of a toothpick.

    ☆The nose of Purin-chan is shaped like a flipped triangle. Like this → ▽

    ☆Next, draw the eyes and mouth using a toothpick.

    Use the pointed side of the toothpick when drawing the mouth. (Draw these parts carefully so that you do not rip the dough.)

    ☆Finally, to fix the hat on the head, use a fried pasta so that hat will be stabilized.(Check the last article for instructions about the pasta.)

    Coat the hat with chocolate.

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    Finished!

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    Kaori also invites you into her world of character-themed rice dishes in her recipe series! Please check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

     

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    Kaori Kubota(@kaopan27)

    Kaori lives in Hokkaido and enjoys making dinners, sweet treats and character food using bread ♡

    Kaori also loves to experiment with small tricks to crate easy character-themed sweets @kaopan27

     

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    26.April.2017 | FEATURES / FOOD

    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s recipe series! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish. Today we’ll look at a recipe that uses a lot of fruit. Let us introduce to you, Pom Pom Purin Fruity Milk Pudding!

    ■Ingredients

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    ・Milk 500ml

    ・Gelatin 10g

    ・Sugar 4-5 table spoons

    ・Canned peaches

    ・Blueberries

    ・Kiwi

    ・Orange

    ・Banana

    ・Grapes

    ・one stick of spaghetti

    ・Chocolate pen

    ・Cutter

     

    ■How to make

    1. Pour milk into a pot and heat at low to medium temperature so as to melt the sugar  *be careful not to burn the bottom

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    2:When the sugar has melted, pour in the gelatin which has been mixed with 2 table spoons of hot water

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    3. Mix so that it does not come to a boil and melt the gelatin completely

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    4:Cool the mixture and then put into a container and next into the refrigerator overnight

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    5. Cut your favorite fruit. These fruit pieces will be put on top of the pudding.

    How to make “Purin-chan”: Use the cut peach slices as the face and ears. Use the tops of grapes to make a hat.

    Use the cut kiwi and banana as decoration. The orange and grapes can be cut real thin.

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    6. Pour boiled water into a deep cup and melt the chocolate pen

    7. Deep fry aspaghetti and use this to join Purin’s hat, grape and peach together.

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    8. Draw Prin’s face. Place the chocolate pen in the dish and use a toothpick.

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    10. Put all fruits on the pudding taking great care to keep things in balance. Voila! Your pudding is completed!

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    Kaori also invites you into her world of character-themed rice dishes in her recipe series! Please check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

     

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    Kaori lives in Hokkaido and enjoys making dinners, sweet treats and character food using bread ♡ Kaori also loves to experiment with small tricks for easy character-themed ▶@kaopan27

     

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    Next up in the Mogu Mogu Scarlett series is the Pom Pom Purin café in Harajuku! Outside of Japan fellow Sanrio character Hello Kitty is the big name, but in Japan the
    many Sanrio characters are all super popular.
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    In Tokyo there are lots of cafes themed around characters, TV series, pop groups and more, with everything from the food to the décor specially designed!
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    The Grand Menu recently changed on the 19th of December, with an all new selection to try. If you can’t read Japanese don’t worry –there are English and Chinese menus available. The most popular savoury course on the menu is the beef stroganoff, and the café recommendation is the fluffy soufflé omelette rice (omurice). So I decided to try these both out! The omurice came with a tasty white sauce in a special gift cup that you get to take home! It featured Pom Pom Purin with a
    mushroom beret having an afternoon nap on a bed of yummy tomato sauce and
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    In this recipe, you’ll learn how to make cute tear & share bread of the character Rilakkuma!

     

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    First, you’ll need to make a pack out of a milk carton for the mix later.

    1. Open up a milk carton that you have washed and cut it into a cylindrical shape.

    2. Staple together your pieces from Step 1.

    3. Now, staple them together into a square that measures about 10-12cm.

    4. Wrap with aluminium foil.

    ☆これを2つ作り型はOKです

     

    Now, onto making the bread!

     

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    1: Ingredients

    240g strong flour

    5g dried yeast

    15g sugar

    3g salt

    5g cocoa powder

    60g unsalted butter

    1 egg

    75-80ml lukewarm water

     

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    2: Put the strong flour, dried yeast, salt and sugar into a bowl.

    ☆If the salt (塩) and yeast (イースト) are put side by side it will be difficult for the mix to rise to keep them separate.

    Mix the lukewarm water and egg together.

    Aim at the yeast and pour into the mix, then stir with a wooden spatula until it’s no longer floury.

     

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    3: Take out the flour once it’s at a point where it’s no longer floury, add the unsalted butter and knead with your hands.

     

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    4: Once your dough in Step 3 is mixed together, split the mix in half, and roll one of those halves as it is into a ball. With the other half, mix it bit by bit with the cocoa powder that has been dissolved in the lukewarm water and shape into a ball. Leave them to rise for 40 minutes.

     

    Once they have risen, divide both the plain mix and cocoa mix into 4 pieces (my pieces weighed 53g).

    ☆The amount of grams will change depending on the way you have kneaded it and the temperature, so it’s better to divide them into 4 after having measured their weight.

     

    Make ears from your 4 divided pieces (2g each).

    Once you’ve finished diving each part, line them up like in the photograph to set aside for 10 minutes.

     

    After 10 minutes, put them into the pack you made in the beginning.

    ☆Don’t put on the ears yet.

    Once they’re in, leave them to rise again for another 30 minutes before on the ears.

     

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    5: Once you’ve completed everything in Step 4, place them into a preheated oven at 180℃ then lower the temperature to 150℃ and cook for about 7-minutes.

    After that, so they don’t take on a brown colour, take off the aluminium foil and cook for a further 10-minutes.

     

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    6: Leave to cool down completely, draw on the faces with a chocolate pen, and you’re all done♡

     

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    In this recipe I made the bread with 2 different kinds of batter, but you can make it with just plain if you like and it’ll be plenty kawaii.

    If you wrap them with a ribbon they make a perfect present!

     

    Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series!

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    Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)
    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character-shaped meals, desserts and breads.
    I enjoy making character foods because I want to see my family smiling,
    My character foods and character bento boxes are introduced in my Instagram page→@kaopan27

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe – Learn How to Make “Duffy Cherry Blossom Jelly”

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    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s recipe series! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

    For this recipe, you’ll learn how to make cute Duffy cookies with cherry blossom jelly, perfect for springtime!

     

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    1: Ingredients
    ☆Annin Tofu
    Daiso Annin Milk Purin   1 box
    Milk 400ml

     

    ☆Cherry Blossom Jelly
    Salted cherry blossoms 10 buds
    Water 200ml
    Sugar 1 tbsp
    Food colouring Just a little

    Gelatin 4-5g
    Water 15ml
    ☆Prepare the gelatin by dissolving in the water.

    ☆Cookie Dough
    Please refer to my previous article where I made Hello Kitty sandwich cookies.
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    (For this recipe we’re making Duffy, so I mixed a little bit of brown food colouring into the dough)
    ★You can use anything as a substitute for the cookie shape.

     

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    2: After lightly rinsing the salted cherry blossom buds, soak them in water for 30 minutes to one hour to extract the salt.

     

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    3: Make the annin milk purin according to the instructions on the box.

     

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    4: Once the mix from step 3 has cooled down, transfer it into a vessel and store in the fridge to solidify.

     

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    5: Add a little bit of pink food colouring to the 200ml of water.
    ☆If you add the food colouring into the water while it’s in the pot you won’t know how deep the pink colour is due to the colour of the pot, so be sure to add it beforehand in a clear bowl or jug so you can gauge the colour.

     

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    6: Transfer the water in step 5 into a pot and add the sugar and salted cherry blossom buds from step 2. Once the sugar has melted well, add the gelatin that you dissolved in water. Mix well.

     

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    7: After checking that your mix from step 4 has solidified, pour your cooled down mix from step 6 on top and place in the fridge once more to solidify.

     

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    8: After cutting and shaping your cookie dough, use a knife to cut into the armpits as shown by the arrow.
    ☆When inserted into the glass it will deepen.

     

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    Once the cookie is cooked drawn the face on with a chocolate pen.
    (Of course, you can leave it as it is too♡)

     

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    Once that’s done, top your jelly with the cookie!

     

    Kaori also invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series! Please check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

     

     

    ■Profile
    Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)
    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character-shaped meals, desserts and breads.
    I enjoy making character foods because I want to see my family smiling,
    My character foods and character bento boxes are introduced in my Instagram page→@kaopan27
  • Kaori’s easy recipe – How to Make Korilakkuma Scones

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    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s recipe series! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

     

    With spring break on the horizon, let’s make some scones from hot cake mix! In this article, you’ll learn how to make “Korilakkuma Scones.”

     

    A lot of people have also asked to show the face-drawing process, so I’d like to include that this time too!

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    1: Ingredients

    200g hot cake mix

    2tbsp vegetable oil

    2tbsp milk

    2tbsp fresh cream

    ☆You can use milk as a substitute if you don’t have fresh cream.

    ☆If you add all of the milk and fresh cream and it seems difficult to mix, add a little more milk and fresh cream little by little.

     

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    2: Throw all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix.

     

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    3: After mixing, it’s time to shape the face. At this point, after molding them into round balls, flatten the bottom part of the face.

     

    ☆”They look beautiful, they’re all equal and uniform!” People have complimented me for that. When I’m making the shape, I plan it out and endeavour to create one shape across the board. After getting the quantity right with the ingredients, I think it’s good to divide them all into individual pieces.

     

    Scones are bumpy on the surface, so they’re easy to mold♡

     

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    4: Next, attach the ears. For the ears, I used mix that I had separated for the face in step 3. Each ear uses 2g of mix, so take that and make them round.

     

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    5: Put them into a 180℃ pre-heated oven and lower the temperature to 130-140℃. Baked for 20-25 minutes.

     

    Once they have colour on them, dash on some almond oil partway through the cooking.

     

    They are fully baked in the photo above.

     

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    6: Now it’s time to decorate the face. First, use a pink chocolate pen to squeeze onto the ears, and white for the mouth.

     

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    7: Then draw on the eyes. Try to maintain a balance between the left and right eye – make them line up.

     

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    8: Once the mouth you drew in step 6 has set, use a black chocolate pen to draw on a nose and the mouth details.

     

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    All done♡

    I also tried decorating it with a cherry blossom flower that I made with nerikiri dough to give it a springtime feel♡

     

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    There’s plenty more character-themed dishes on the way from Kaori! In the mean time, please check out her Instagram page where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes.

     

    ■Profile

    Kaori Kubota(@kaopan27)

    I live in Hokkaido and enjoy making dinner, sweet treats and character food using bread♡

    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy transforming food into characters and making cute meals♡

    You can see more of my character food and bentos on my Instagram page → @kaopan27

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    Matcha x Matcha White Chocolate Frappuccino® Tall ¥590 (Tall-size only)

    Matcha x Matcha White Chocolate: Short ¥450 / Tall ¥490 / Grande ¥530 / Venti® ¥570 (Hot option only)

    Matcha is one of Starbucks Japan’s signature flavours and just to happens to have been in the spotlight in last year’s holiday season drinks. This year sees marbling mixture of of rich matcha sauce and sweet white chocolate syrup with the Frappuccino®, finished with a squirt of whipped cream, brownie bits, and snowy powdered sugar. The hot version comes as a marriage of matcha and white mocha mixed together with steamed milk to warm the cockles of hearts during the cold months.

     

    New holiday season merchandise

    The theme of the second batch of merchandise is “Brilliant Season” which capture the bright and sparkly vibe of winter like with the snowflake-covered stainless steel bottle, a glass mug with beads in it that move around when shaken, a snow globe, and more. The perfect line-up for capturing the holiday season mood during your coffee break.

     

    Starbucks Japan is currently serving the Berry x Berry No-Bake Cheesecake Frappuccino® and Berry x Berry White Mocha holiday season drinks for the holiday season until November 24 when they will be replaced by the Matcha x Matcha White Chocolate and Matcha x Matcha White Chocolate Frappuccino®. It is also serving the Starbucks® Christmas Blend, Gingerbread Latte, and Macadamia Toffee Latte until Christmas Day.

  • Toy Story’s Little Green Men and Lots-o’ Get Turned Into Confections at Japanese Convenience Stores

    17.November.2020 | FOOD / MOVIE

    Bandai’s character-inspired Japanese confectionery series Tabemas has revealed that its next batch of sweet treats will be inspired by the Little Green Men and Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear from the popular Pixar movie franchise Toy Story. The confections will hit 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan on November 21, 2020.

    Tabemas Toy Story | ¥258 Each (Before Tax)

    The lovable Little Green Men and Toy Story 3‘s main antagonist Lots-o have been fully recreated, down to the finest details, into delicious confections. The details are well crafted you can almost hear the aliens chanting “OOOOOH” in unison! The sweets are also made with a dough called “nerikiri” which is used in making traditional Japanese wagashi sweets.

    The Little Green Men are matcha flavoured while Lots-o is strawberry flavoured. Both contain Japanese bean paste, and neither use artificial colourings. Their colours comes from the original ingredients. Each sweet is also only 100kcal making is a perfect quick treat.

     

    ‘Tabemas’ is an abbreviation of the Japanese words taberareru masukotto, meaning ‘mascots that you can eat.’ It is a Japanese confectionery series that combines well-known characters and Japanese sweets made from ingredients like red bean paste, sugar and rice flour.

     

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  • Christmas-Themed Afternoon Tea Set to Arrive at Hyatt Regency Tokyo

    16.November.2020 | FOOD

    Hyatt Regency Tokyo’s brasserie Vicky’s is reopening on November 20, 2020. To celebrate Christmas, Vicky’s is serving up an adorable afternoon tea set which contains Christmassy desserts and savoury snacks. The afternoon tea set will be available on weekends and national holidays from November 21 to December 27, 2020.

    Christmas Afternoon Tea Set: ¥4,400 (After Tax)

    Enjoy a festive afternoon tea set in Vicky’s comforting brasserie. For the occasion, head dessert maker Hirokazu Satō has created a selection of delicious pastries which take the forms of adorable Christmas characters. Enjoy the creamy layers of the strawberry mousse snowman, indulge in the aromatic pistachio cream tart which looks like a Christmas tree, and sink your teeth into a strawberry and pistachio macaron which looks like Santa Claus. Tuck into the strawberry shortcake which looks just like a Christmas present to finish off your dessert plate.

     

    Minoru Ōtaki is in charge of the savory treats of the Christmas afternoon tea. The menu includes pulled pork sandwiches, quiche lorraine, fried shrimp and more. The savoury snacks balance out the sweet desserts and add a moderately savoury touch to your experience. Customers are also invited to indulge in the wide variety of delightful drinks.

     

    To celebrate the reopening of Vicky’s, Ōtaki has created a special dinnertime tapas selection where you can indulge in the natural flavours of fresh ingredients.

     

    This Christmas afternoon tea is a wonderful way to relax after work or even with your friends.

  • A Cheesecake You Can Drink Releases at CheeseTable in Shinjuku

    13.November.2020 | FOOD

    Shinjuku and Ikebukuro’s popular cheese cafes CheeseTable released added a new hot version of their drinkable cheesecake to the menu on Tuesday (November 10), the perfect way to warm up as the season gets colder.

     

    The cheesecake-in-a-mug is a popular menu item at CheeseTable and has continued to be changed and adapted to the seasons over the years. Until now it has only been available to drink cold, but for the first time they’ve introduced a hot option.

    Strawberry Cream Drinkable Hot Cheesecake | ¥780 (Before Tax)


    Chocolate Espresso Drinkable Hot Cheesecake | ¥780 (Before Tax)

    There are two flavours to pick from, both of which offer the sensation that you’re eating a real cheesecake. There’s the creamy strawberry jam “Strawberry Cream” which is best enjoyed after stirring and the “Chocolate Espresso” which is a rich and sweet mix.

    Honey Mascarpone Drinkable Cheesecake | ¥600 (Before Tax)


    Brown Sugar Syrup & Soy Flour Drinkable Cheesecake | ¥600 (Before Tax)

    The signature iced Honey Mascarpone and Brown Sugar Syrup & Soy Flour flavours are also must-tries. Honey Mascarpone has been popular since it was first release for its subtly sweet taste. The Brown Sugar Syrup & Soy Flour dessert drink is topped with soy flour warabimochi and rice flour dumplings. This latter flavour is very Japanese, combining the sweetness of the syrup with cream cheese.

     

    If you’re in Tokyo this winter then stay warm with a cup of cheesecake!

  • Tokyo Banana Launches Pokémon Confection Series With Pikachu as First Catch

    10.November.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Tokyo’s official souvenir sweets brand Tokyo Banana has launched its new Pokémon Tokyo Banana series of confections.

    The first tasty entry to the series is the Pikachu Tokyo Banana which will begin rolling out in limited quantities at 7-ELEVEN convenience stores across Japan from November 21, 2020. It will subsequently arrive as a permanent product at the Tokyo Station branch of Tokyo Banana on December 10, 2020.

     

    Pokémon turn into adorable Tokyo Banana confections

    Pikachu Tokyo Banana | Banana Flavour (Contains 2) | ¥291 (Tax Included)

    Tokyo Banana are popular cream-filled cakes and are the official souvenir sweet of Tokyo. The Pokémon series turns these fluffy treats into cute confections for you to enjoy with your favourite Pokémon during snack time.

     

    Pikachu: The first in the delicious line

    Pikachu is first up in the Pokémon Tokyo Banana series. The adorable Pokémon has been turned into a banana custard cream-filled sponge cake.

    There are six Pikachu designs in total which include Pikachu making a variety of cute faces as well as its tail.

    Each of the Pikachu Tokyo Banana confections are individually packaged in bags which have a Poké Ball design.

     

    Special packaging designs

    The individual treats are then packaged in one of six possible Pikachu packets.

    Pikachu Tokyo Banana will first roll out at 7-ELEVEN convenience stores in the locations listed below on the respective dates before heading to Tokyo Banana at Tokyo Station on December 10.

     

    Scheduled

    November 21 Release
    Tokyo / Kanagawa / Chiba / Saitama

     

    November 28 Release
    Hokkaido / Aomori / Iwate / Akita / Miyagi / Yamagata / Fukushima / Ibaraki / Tochigi / Gunma / Niigata / Toyama / Ishikawa / Fukui

     

    December 5 Release
    Yamanashi / Nagano / Shizuoka / Aichi / Gify / Mie / Okayama / Hiroshima / Tottori / Shimane / Yamaguchi / Tokushima / Kagawa / Ehime / Kochi

     

    December 12 Release
    Osaka / Kyoto / Hyogo / Shiga / Nara / Wakayama / Fukuoka / Saga / Nagasaki / Oita / Kumamoto / Miyazaki / Kagoshima

     

    *Not available in Okinawa

    *7-ELEVEN sales are available while supplies last

     

    Tokyo Banana – JR Tokyo Station

    Pikachu Tokyo Banana will arrive at the JR Tokyo Station branch of Tokyo Banana inside HANAGATAYA on December 10. The second Pokémon is scheduled to be released in January 2021.

     

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  • Japan’s PEANUTS Cafe Reveals Snoopy Birthday Cake Orders For Online Shop

    09.November.2020 | FOOD

    The PEANUTS CAFE Online Shop is opening orders for a cute Snoopy birthday cake on November 12, 2020.

    Snoopy Birthday Cake: ¥5,000 (Before Tax) *Comes with 2 cake ornaments and 5 candles

    These PEANUTS Cafe-original cakes are handmade individually a layer of raspberry compote and a layer of white chocolate mousse. They’re topped with a cute Snoopy and Charlie Brown decoration and a speech bubble that reads “Happy Birthday!”

    The cake is packed in a box with prints from the Peanuts comics on it. It’s delivered in a cooler bag so it stays fresh.

     

    Who better to celebrate your birthday with that the Peanuts gang?

     

    © 2020 Peanuts Worldwide LLC

  • Garrett Popcorn Releases Snow White Pistachio Flavour For Christmas 2020

    09.November.2020 | FOOD

    Garrett Popcorn Shops® released its new limited-edition “Snow White Pistachio” popcorn flavour in Japan on Monday (November 2) which is a sweet combination of pistachio, white chocolate, and cranberries. The gourmet popcorn company also released three new Christmas tins.

     

    A rich fusion of pistachio and white chocolate

    Snow White Pistachio: Small ¥620 | Medium ¥1,100 | Large ¥1,720 | Jumbo ¥3,450 | Quarter Tin ¥1,750 | 1 Gallon Tin ¥4,400 | 2 Gallon Tin ¥8,400

    Snow White Pistachio was a huge hit in Japan last year, and it returns once more for the 2020 holiday season. It takes Garrett Popcorn’s “Pistachio Caramel Crisp™,” which is caramel-coated popcorn mixed with crushed pistachios, and adds white chocolate and dried cranberries to them for an intently rich and sweet popcorn. The ingredients use create red, green, and white Christmas colours.

     

    Limited-edition Christmas tins

    Gingerbread Tin (Quarter) | From ¥1,130

    The Gingerbread Tin features an adorable gingerbread man and gingerbread house design with presents, snow, and a snowman for a truly heart-warming Christmas scene.

    Holiday Blue: Quarter – From ¥1,130 | 1 Gallon – From ¥2,800 | 2 Gallons – From ¥4,950 (*2 Gallon option available online only)

    The Holiday Blue Tin captures a deep blue wintery night sky with beautiful mountains.

    Red & Green: 1 Gallon – From ¥2,800

    The Red & Green Tin features the classic Christmas colour combination with Garrett Popcorn’s signature stripes.

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