Soybean Cream Pie, Soybean & Strawberry Shake and More Released at ‘Pie Holic’ This Autumn

17.September.2018 | FOOD

Pie Holic is a Japanese pie shop that specialises in making Californian style pies. They have just released four new Japanese-style products for this autumn only at their Roppongi and Yokohama branches.

 

These new sweets were created by Reika Yasuhara, the 13th generation of the long-standing Japanese sweets shop Daisan Mannendo which has been around almost 360 years. The new items include Soybean Cream Pie, Soybean & Strawberry Shake, Purple Sweet Potato Pie and Soybean Mochi Pie.

Soybean Cream Pie – ¥380 (Tax Included)

This pie is made with soybeans which are said to have recovery effects from exhaustion and be good for the skin. It’s a crunchy puff pie filled with lots of soybean cream and white bean paste.

 

Store: Pie Holic Yokohama

Available: September 14, 2018 – October 31, 2018

Soybean & Strawberry Shake – ¥680 (Tax Included)

Inside is a mix of soybean and sweet milk which is completed with sliced strawberries and a berry sauce, all creating a cute contrast of green, white and red. The cup it is served in is capped off with a crunchy pie. Dip it into the shake for a tasty combo!

 

Store: Pie Holic Minato Mirai Yokohama

Available: September 14, 2018 – October 31, 2018

*The Soybean Cream Pie and Soybean & Strawberry Shake are served as a set for ¥1,000 on weekdays.

Doraimo Pie – ¥518 (Tax Included)

On top of this crunchy pie sits a fluffy dorayaki topped with a light whipped cream and rich, naturally sweet purple sweet potato cream, creating layers of crunchy and soft textures.

 

Stores: Pie Holic Roppongi / Pie Holic Yokohama

Available: Roppongi: September 7, 2018 – September 24, 2018 / Yokohama: October 5, 2018 – October 31, 2018

Soybean Mochi Pie – ¥486 (Tax Included)

The fourth and final limited edition dessert is the Soybean Mochi Pie. This black soybean pie is filled with rich soybean cream and chewy warabimochi. By combining the pie with luxuriously sweet warabimochi, it creates a layer of both crunchy and chewy textures. The addition of black soybeans and gold leaf gives it that Japanese touch.

 

Stores: Pie Holic Roppongi / Pie Holic Yokohama

Available: Roppongi: September 7, 2018 – September 24, 2018 / Yokohama: October 5, 2018 – October 31, 2018

 

Which of these tasty treats takes you fancy the most?

 

■Information

Pie Holic Roppongi

Address: 6-2-31 Roppongi, Minato Ward, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 11:00am-8:00pm

No Fixed Holidays.

TEL: 03-5776-7500

Official Website: http://www.tgn.co.jp/hall/yokohama/ph/66/

 

Pie Holic Yokohama

Address: 1-3-1 Shinko, Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture

Opening Hours: 11:00am-11:00pm (Last Orders 9:30pm)

No Fixed Holidays.

TEL: 045-227-6777

Official Website: https://www.tgn.co.jp/hall/yokohama/ph/

 

Wa Sweets Association Website: http://wasweets.org/

Daisan Mannendo Website: http://daisanmannendo.com/

 

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    ©1993, 2013, 2018 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO.S592279

     

     

    Sword Art Online: Alicization x SEGA Akihabara 4th (March 23 – May 6)

    Sword Art Online: Alicization now has its own themed cafe on the fifth floor of SEGA Akihabara 4th which is running until May 6. Enjoy a line-up of original dishes, desserts and drinks inspired by the series, and get your hands on an original coaster and limited-edition merchandise!

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/181099

     

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    SEGA x Sword Art Online: Alicization Collaborative Cafe
    Running: March 23, 2019 – May 6, 2019
    Location: SEGA Akihabara 4th (Floor 5F)

     

    Menu #1: March 23, 2019 – April 5, 2019
    Menu #2: April 6, 2019 – April 19, 2019
    Menu #3: April 20, 2019 – May 6, 2019

     

    Cafe Website: http://sega-collabocafe.com/akihabara4th/sao-alicization.html

    ©2017 Reki Kawahara / KADOKAWA / ASCII Media Works / SAO-A Project ©SEGA

     

     

    Kaido Kid x BOX CAFE&SPACE (April 19 – June 12)

    Two cafés themed on the Detective Conan character Kaito Kid, or the “Phantom Thief Kid” will open in Harajuku and Umeda on April 19. These will be the first ever Detective Conan cafés themed on Kaito Kid with a menu named by the manga’s author Gosho Aoyama. There will even be exclusive Kaito Kid merchandise you can’t get anywhere else sold, and the cafés will be decorated in all things Kaito Kid. The cafés will be decorated in all things Kaito Kid, so fans won’t want to miss out!

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/184611

     

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    Kaito Kid Café

    Running: April 19, 2019 – June 2, 2019

    Table Bookings: https://kid-cafe.jp/

     

    Tokyo Café
    Location: HARAJUKU BOX CAFE&SPACE (Lucessimo Bldg. Floor 2F, 4-28-28 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

     

    Osaka Café
    Location: UMEDA BOX CAFE&SPACE (Umeda LOFT Floor 1F, 16-7 Chayamachi, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture)

     

    ©Gosho Aoyama / Shogakukan・Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation・TMS1996

     

     

    Leo Lionni Cafe x Sunday Brunch Marronnier Gate Ginza 1 (April 3 – July 31)

    Leo Lionni was a children’s picture book illustrator and author whose famous works include Swimmy and Frederick. His works were so popular that they even appear in textbooks! Dishes will be inspired by both Frederick and Swimmy. These are the world’s first ever collaborative cafes with Lionni, so check the link below to see all the different delicious dishes!

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/181236

     

    ◼︎Information

    Leo Lionni Concept Cafe

    Running: Wednesday 3rd April 2019 ー Wednesday 31st July 2019

    Opening hours: 11:00 ー 21:00 (Food last orders: 20:00/Drinks: 20:30)

    Location: Sunday Brunch Marronnier Gate, Ginza 1 (4th floor)

    2-2-14, Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

    Official website: http://leolionnicafe.com/

     

     

    Did you enjoy this list? If you’re in Japan this spring, be sure to dine at all the character cafés you can!

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