Kyogashitsukasa Miyako is a long-standing shop of Japanese confectioneries. The shop is known for having won Grand Master of Chado at the National Confectionery Exposition as well as one of their products being purchased by the country’s emperor at the 10th National Meeting for the Healthy Ocean.
For the first time ever, the shop’s Parfait Dora, a luxurious dorayaki made with fresh cream, is making its way to Tokyo for a limited period of time. You can find it at Ikesei Sweets Festa which is running from August 2 to August 12 at Seibu Department Store in Ikebukuro.
The Parfait Dora, which is produced under the shop’s new brand Marunian, is a new take on Japanese dorayaki, a Japanese confection consisting of two pancakes typically filled with Azuki red bean paste. The pancakes are instead filled with a generous amount of fresh cream and fruits.
Marunian has its own shop which opened in March this year in Arashiyama. It instantly became the talk of the town particularly with young women and tourists and blew up online, especially via Instagram and other social media platforms.
Parfait Dora – Strawberries & Uji Matcha Cream – ¥500 (Tax Included)
Parfait Dora – Strawberries & Fresh Cream – ¥500 (Tax Included)
The strawberry-filled Parfait Dora is the shop’s most popular item and comes in two flavours: Uji matcha cream and fresh cream. Both include red bean paste made with beans from Hokkaido which goes perfectly with the sweet and sour flavour of the strawberries.
Parfait Dora – Uji Matcha & Brown Sugar Syrup – ¥500 (Tax Included)
The Uji matcha and brown sugar syrup version is a new entry this summer and a very Kyoto-esque flavour. It’s filled with Uji matcha cream, red bean paste, and white flour dumplings drizzled in brown sugar syrup. The chewiness of the dumplings add an exquisite layer to the textures.
If you’re in Kyoto then you’ve got to pick up one of these Parfait Dora to take with you on your stroll around the sites!
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