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)

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    ・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.

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    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.

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    ⑤Next, make the ears

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

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    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.

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    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 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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    9. Put “Prin-chan”’s face and some big fruit slices on top of the pudding.FullSizeRender (6)

    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 interior of the café is simply adorable. It is based around being in
    Pom Pom Purin’s house, so you can look into the various rooms in the house and see what his other food-themed friends, like Bagel,Scone and Macaron are getting up to! Merchandise is also available–my favourite was the Pom Pom Purin plushie with a knife and fork, so cute! The seats are heart shaped, and the hanging lamps even have Pom Pom Purin’s face on them. And of course, you can see the famous dog himself at the centre of the café!
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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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    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”

    14.April.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 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

    25.March.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.

     

    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.

     

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    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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  • 2021 Halloween Sweets Collection Coming Soon to Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel

    05.October.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

    The pastry shop at Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel will start selling an absolutely gorgeous selection of Halloween sweets starting October 1, 2021. 

    Purple Sweet Potato Mont-Blanc (S, pictured left and right): ¥630 (Tax Included) / (M, pictured center): ¥2,700 (Tax Included)

    Chatnoir: ¥745 (Tax Included) 

    Pumpkin Pudding: ¥626 (Tax Included) 



    The sweets included in this year’s lineup are meant to bring some joy to those who have struggled during the past year of lockdown, and those who might not be able to attend their favorite seasonal events this year. In this lineup of three beautifully decorated treats, guests can bring the spirit of Halloween home. Which of these would you want to add some spooky flair to your kitchen?

  • New Specialty Shop in Shinjuku Selling Edible Jewels for a Limited Time

    04.October.2021 | FOOD

    Mahou no Kohakutou, a shop specializing in sweets that look exactly like sparkling jewels, will be open for a limited time from October 1 to October 10, 2021, inside the Shinjuku Marui Main Building. These unique treats are actual amber candy, but it’s hard to want to eat something that looks so expensive. 

     

     

    Each piece is cut by hand

    Pieces from the Magical Vial Series

    Finished amber candy

    Amber candy before the drying process

     

     

    Amber sugar is often appropriately called rock candy due to its mineral-like appearance. Despite their hard appearance, these treats have a much more complex texture than you’d think, crunchy on the outside but chewy on the inside. It takes about one week to crystallize each piece to get the right texture, and chefs must constantly keep an eye on the process by turning the sweets when needed and adjusting the humidity. 

     

    Rather than using a machine or mold, each of these jewels is formed by hand, one by one. This means each one is completely different!

     

    All coloring is accomplished with natural food-derived dye, and the sweets contain no synthetic coloring or flavoring. All it takes is a few simple ingredients to create something scrumptious! 

     

  • Villain-Themed Halloween Sweets Buffet Opens for One Day Only in Saitama

    03.October.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

    The Omiya ART GRACE Wedding Chateau in Saitama will hold an all-you-can-eat Halloween buffet on October 31, 2021. Guests can enjoy as many villain-themed treats as they like, all prepared and decorated by the skilled on-site wedding patissier.

     

     

    In addition to sweets–like the sorcerer’s macaroon, pirate pudding, and cold-hearted chocolate mint ice cream–guests can also treat themselves to all-you-can-eat savory meals, including pirate’s seafood pizza and devil black curry. A photo spot will also be available in the main dining room, which will be entirely decorated for the occasion. This is the perfect event for a girl’s night out or for families with children, so be sure to make your reservation now!

     

  • Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel Offering Halloween Sweets Throughout October

    01.October.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

    Cafe Toastina, located inside the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel, will be serving up some Halloween-themed sweets throughout the month of October! While it’s possible to simply stop by and snag one of these monstrous treats, each Friday, a special Halloween edition of the popular Friday Sweets Buffet has also opened reservations. 

     

    Jack-o’-lantern Tart: ¥800

     

    How can you have Halloween without a carved pumpkin? Featuring dough filled with pumpkin and a topping of maple jelly and mousse, this cream-covered treat is sure to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth. Atop the smiling pumpkin sits a cookie, chestnuts, pistachio cream, and a ghost made of chocolate. (Actually, it might be too cute to eat.) 

     

     

    Monster Cream Puff: ¥800

     

    This puff pastry is filled to the brim with custard cream and apple compote, then topped with sweet potato vanilla mousse. The monster’s face is made with purple sweet potato cream and chocolate, which makes this the perfect treat for autumn. 

     

     

    Pistachio Frankenstein: ¥800

     

    Crunchy chocolate sits atop this ghoulish mix of pistachio mousse, chocolate, and cherry jelly. Decorated to resemble one of the most recognizable Halloween monsters, each eyeball is made of white chocolate. The result? He might be more cute than scary. 

     

     

    Mummy Bread (pictured left): ¥400

     

    Each one of these fluffy treats is made with a mix of cocoa-flavored dough and cookie dough and filled with chocolate custard, fresh cream, and raspberry jam. 

     

     

    Jack-o’-lantern Meat Danish (pictured right): ¥500

     

    Each crispy pastry is filled with beef bolognese, three types of mushrooms, and bechamel sauce, before being baked to perfection. 

     

    The #SheratonSweetsBox (October Edition)

     

    Each month, a new collection of eight mini-sweets is released by the hotel. The limited-edition October box is packed with a jack-o’-lantern, a one-eyed monster, and Frankenstein peeking out from the lid. 

     

    Along with all of these tasty snacks, the hotel itself will be decorated in line with the theme of ‘Halloween Laboratory.’ Staff members will be dressed in white lab coats, and guests may feel like some scary monsters have escaped–so don’t miss out on this full Halloween experience!

  • “Katanukiya” opens in Fukuoka, Selling Kumamon Katanuki Baum for Limited Time Only

    01.October.2021 | FOOD

    Ginza-based Katanukiya, a store that specializes in shaped Baum, will be opening a limited-time shop in Daimaru Fukuoka Tenjin between October 1 and October 31. The store will stock both the ‘Panda Series’ and panda sable. 

     

    Kumamoto Panda Baum: ¥594 (Tax Incl.)

     

    Kumamon Shaped Katanuki Baum: ¥540 (Tax Incl.)

     

    Ghost Panda Baum: ¥540 (Tax Incl.)

     

    Panda Baum: ¥540 (Tax Incl.)

     

    Amabie Baum: ¥540 (Tax Incl.)

     

     

     

    The new ‘Kumamoto Panda Baum’ will be debuting at the Daimaru Fukuoka Tenjin store, along with the ‘Kumamon Shape Katanuki Baum.’ A new baum featuring the Amabie, a creature which is said to have appeared in Kumamoto during the Edo period and represents a bright, hopeful future, will also be available. Why not enjoy some cute character Baum this Autumn?

     

  • The Best Halloween Sweets to Pick Up Before They’re Gone

    28.September.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

    Fall is already here, and it’s time for some seasonal treats! Here on Moshi Moshi Nippon, we’ve brought you plenty of timely info on some of the best cute and spooky sweets Japan has to offer. Admittedly, some of them look too beautiful to eat, but at least they’ll liven up your living space! 

     

    This Halloween comes during another tough year, so why not treat yourself? Here are some of the best sweets to bring home during this spooktacular season. 

     

    Hotel W Osaka x PIERRE HERMÉ PARIS

    Japan’s luxury lifestyle hotel W OSAKA is offering themed sweets at the ‘MIXup’ Art & Pastry Bar. The recipes and baking techniques are based on the methods of PIERRE HERMÉ PARIS, and the desert course features eight different treats filled with seasonal ingredients like pumpkin and pear. 

     

    Release Date: September 15, 2021

    Reservations Required

    Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/498595

     

    Hyatt Centric Kanazawa

    A series of monochromatic Halloween-inspired treats will be on sale at Hyatt Centric Kanazawa starting October 1, including cakes, muffins, and more. Be sure to check out the absolutely massive Halloween parfait, which will both fill you up and freak you out. 

     

    Release Date: October 1, 2021

    Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/498001

     

    Q-pot CAFE.

    Located in Tokyo’s Omotesando area, Q-pot CAFE is offering cake and macaron sets, each of which are made to order. The Eye-Patch Ghost cake is adorable, but we don’t know if we could stomach that Brain Cake…

     

    Release Date: September 1, 2021

    Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/492398

     

    Hotel Conrad Osaka x Sebastian Masuda 

    Sebastian Masuda, known as the Godfather of Kawaii, is teaming up with Hotel Conrad in Osaka for some bright and colorful Halloween treats. If you’re looking for something less dreary, this buffet is definitely the event for you. 

     

    Running: September 2, 2021 – October 31, 2021

    Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/492605

     

    Mister Donut Ouchi de MISDO HALLOWEEN

    Five new Halloween donuts are now available at participating Mister Donut shops nationwide! Each sweet and spooky creature is available with ten different eye expressions, so you’ll just have to try to get them all. 

     

    Available: September 3, 2021 until sold out. 

    Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/491918

     

    TEXT: Natalie(MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON)

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