Pikachu & Poké Ball Doughnuts Released by Mister Donuts
Mister Donuts joined hands with the upcoming video games Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! on October 12 for an ongoing 5-month collaboration where they are released a range of products and merchandise. Two new Pokémon themed doughnuts are hitting the popular doughnut chain on November 16.
Pikachu Doughnuts: ¥216 (Tax Included)
These cute Pikachu doughnuts have a fluffy dough texture and are coated in banana flavoured chocolate. The black ears, red cheeks and black and white eyes are also made of chocolate.
Poké Ball Doughnuts: ¥216 (Tax Included)
The top half of these fluffy-textured doughnuts are coated with a strawberry glaze while the bottom half is made from white chocolate. It looks just like a Poké Ball!
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! will be released worldwide on November 16, so be sure to pick up some Pokémon themed treats to enjoy while you play!
Poké Ball Doughnuts
Running: November 16, 2018 to Late December 2018販
Available: At most Mister Donut branches across Japan
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Premium Matcha Doughnuts & Drinks On Sale at Mister Donut in Japan
Mister Donut is releasing limited quantities of 9 premium matcha products in cooperation with Uji tea shop Gion Tsujiri for a limited period starting from April 6th.
The keyword of this series is “deep matcha” and all items in it are a perfect combination of doughnuts and matcha.
Matcha Sweets Premium (*All prices include tax)
Brown Sugar Doughnut – Uji Matcha Rice Flour Dumpling (¥194)
The doughnut dough is made with brown sugar and contains adzuki beans, a rice flour dumpling, and Uji matcha from Gion Tsujiri. The top is sprinkled with sugar.
Brown Sugar Doughnut – Uji Matcha Warabimochi (¥194)
The dough of this doughnut is also made with brown sugar. The centre is filled with a brown sugar syrup jelly, warabimochi, and Uji matcha from Gion Tsujiri. Like the previous doughnut, it’s topped with sugar.
Doughnut Cream – Uji Matcha Brown Sugar Syrup (¥183)
This chewy and fluffy doughnut is like a sandwich, filled with brown sugar syrup jelly and whipped cream made from Gion Tsujiri’s Uji matcha. It’s also coated with soy flour chocolate.
Doughnut Cream – Uji Matcha Adzuki (¥183)
Another fluffy and chewy sandwich-like doughnut, layered with adzuki beans and whipped cream! It’s coated with matcha chocolate using Uji matcha from Gion Tsujiri.
Pon de Double Uji Matcha (¥151)
This classic ‘Pon de Ring’ doughnut is made and coated with with Gion Tsujiri’s rich Uji matcha.
Pon de Uji Matcha Kinako (¥151)
Another ‘Pon de Ring’ Made from Gion Tsujiri’s Uji matcha, this time coated with soy flour chocolate. It has a traditional Japanese flavour to it.
Uji Matcha Whipped Cream (¥151)
This fluffy doughnut is stuffed with Uji matcha whipped cream and coated with Uji matcha chocolate. It also has some soy chocolate for accent.
- Uji Matcha Au Lait (¥302)
- Uji Matcha Au Lait Whipped Cream (¥356)
Mister Donut is also serving two beverages made with Uji matcha from Gion Tsujiri. The balance between the matcha and milk is spot on – you can taste both the fragrance of the matcha and richness of the milk.
Head to a Mister Donut branch near you in Japan and tuck into their premium matcha doughnut collection!
Pikachu & Eevee Themed Pokémon Cafés to Open in Ikebukuro, Osaka Nagoya, Sapporo & Fukuoka
PARCO are opening five Pokémon themed cafés from October 27 at five The Guest Café & Diner branches across Japan in collaboration with the upcoming Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games set to release worldwide on the Nintendo Switch on November 16, 2018.
Pikachu Doria / Eevee Doria: ¥1,290 Each
These two cute Pikachu and Eevee dishes are designed to look like Poké Balls. Mix the two sauces to create a doria! Who will you pick as your Pokémon partner?
Dragonite’s Hyper Beam Ramen: ¥1,390
This satisfying salt ramen bowl is topped with shrimp fritters. Mix with your TM Hyper Beam themed condiments for maximum deliciousness.
Pewter City Gym Beef Stew w/ Boulder Badge Sticker: ¥1,690
The ingredients on this plate of beef stew recreate Brock’s rocky gym in Pewter City.
Pikachu Pudding / Eevee Pudding: ¥1,390 Each
Pikachu and Eevee are all dressed up for these two puddings: Pikachu has a smart bow-tie on while Eevee is looking cute with flowery hair decorations. Both come coupled with a selection of fruits. It’s too hard to pick…
Sleeping Snorlax’s Glass Parfait: ¥1,290
This parfait is made with ice cream, mousse and mango purin. You’d better eat it quick before Snorlax wakes up!
Pikachu Iced Latte / Eevee Iced Latte: ¥890 Each
Check out those hairstyles! What’s the occasion…?
Customers will be gifted a paper luncheon mat of the Kanto region with original artwork when they arrive at the café. There will be a merchandise shop too decked out with acrylic key rings, pin badges, smartphone cases and more – also all with original artwork.
Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee Café produced by THE GUEST cafe & diner
Sapporo PARCO (Floor 4F)
Running: October 27, 2018 – December 25, 2018
Weekdays 10:00-20:00 (Food Last Orders 19:00 / Drinks Last Orders 19:30)
Weekends (Food Last Orders 19:30 / Drinks Last Orders 20:00)
*Closed 18:00 on December 25 (Food Last Orders 17:00 / Drinks Last Orders 17:30)
Fukuoka PARCO (Floor 5F)
Running: November 2, 2018 – December 17, 2018
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:30 (Food Last Orders 19:30 / Drinks Last Orders 20:00)
Ikebukuro PARCO (Floor 7F)
Running: November 9, 2018 – January 7, 2019
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 (Food Last Orders 21:00 / Drinks Last Orders 21:30)
Shinsaibashi 161, Osaka (Floor 2F)
Running: November 16, 2018 – January 29, 2019
Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00 (Food Last Orders 20:00 / Drinks Last Orders 20:30)
Nagoya PARCO West Building (Floor 8F)
Running: November 16, 2018 – January 14, 2019
[Cafe] 10:00-21:30 (Food Last Orders 20:30 / Drinks Last Orders 21:00)
[Merchandise Shop] 10:00-21:00
THE GUEST cafe & diner Official Website: http://the-guest.com
Pokémon: Let’s Go Official Website: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/pika_vee/
Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Pikachu Pumpkin Purin
With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s easy recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.
In this recipe you’ll learn how to to easily make a Pikachu Pumpkin Purin using a blender!
200g pumpkin (Skin removed, mashed soft)
125ml fresh cream (Substitute with milk if you don’t have fresh cream)
30g-40g sugar (Adjust according to the sweetness of the pumpkin)
5g-7g gelatin (Soak in advance)
Blend the pumpkin, sugar, milk and fresh cream together. Add the soaked gelatin and blend again.
☆After soaking the gelatin, heat gently in the microwave and melt completely.
①Draw a face on the glass with melted chocolate.
②Make ears, eyes and cheeks with coloured modelling chocolate. Make the ears by adding melted chocolate to the tips.
③Paste the parts in step ② on the inside of the glass. Affix well making sure not to let air in. Once attached, cool in the refrigerator until the parts have fully solidified.
④Once the parts in step ③ have cooled, pour in your pumpkin purin liquid from earlier.
Place into the refrigerator. Once it has set, add fresh cream and the ears and you’re done!
Valentine’s Dessert Sets Served Up at Harajuku’s Tea Latte Shop CHAVATY
22.January.2021 | FOOD
CHAVATY, a cafe in Harajuku that serves tea lattes made with high quality tea leaves, is getting ready for Valentine’s Day early with the release of some tasty new desserts which they began serving up on Thursday (January 14).
Valentine’s Set | ¥1,100 (Before Tax)
Valentine’s Scone Set (6 Included) | ¥2,480 (Tax Included)
Raspberry Chocolate | ¥970 (Tax Included)
The Valentine’s Set comes with a cute scone as well as fondant chocolate made with rich, high-grade chocolate from the French chocolate brand Cacao Barry. It also comes with a tea latte of your choice. There’s also a scone set which comes with two each of three different scones for a total of six including the Berry & Cocoa Pink Chocolate, Orange & Chocolate Chip Double Chocolate, and Dried Fruits & Nuts White Chocolate. CHAVATY has also made their own seasonal homemade spread: the Raspberry Chocolate.
CHAVATY Valentine’s Set
Running: January 14, 2021 – February 14, 2021
Address: Minami-Harajuku Bldg. 1F, 4-6-9 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Official Website: https://chavaty.shop-pro.jp/
Pokémon Tokyo Banana Adds Special Pikachu Box Set Online
Tokyo Banana World recently added its special Dengeki Box (Electric Box) of Pikachu Tokyo Banana confections to its official website which is available to order in Japan until January 30, 2021 at 17:00 (JST).
Tokyo Banana is Tokyo’s official souvenir sweets brand and it launched its new Pokémon Tokyo Banana series of confections in November last year with the first catch being Pikachu. It subsequently added Eevee to the collection in December. The Pikachu confections are also available to buy at Tokyo Station.
Pikachu Tokyo Banana – Dengeki Box | Box of 12 Packs (24 Confections) | ¥3,456 (Tax Included)
The limited-time addition of the Dengeki Box to Tokyo Banana’s official website means that anyone in Japan can get a taste of the electrifyingly delicious sweet fluffy custard-filled sponge cakes without having to travel to Tokyo.
Waiting inside the Dengeki Box are 12 packages each with two cakes in and each in one of six different Pikachu designs to greet hungry Trainers, all of which are positively kawaii. The box itself also features these adorable illustrations.
Left: Front of Box | Right: Back of Box
The box even has a handle attached to it so you can reuse it after to store all your bits and bobs.
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Pikachu Tokyo Banana – Online Orders
Running: January 12, 2021 – January 30, 2021
*Available while supplies last
*Shipping not available to select islands in Japan
Tokyo Banana Group Official Online Shop
Pokémon Shirts Releases New Customisable Sword and Shield Designs
Pokémon Shirts released three new shirt designs on Friday (January 15) of Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble from Pokémon Sword and Shield. These new designs are currently only available in Japan but Pokémon Shirts has stated that they will be made available worldwide at a later date.
Pokémon Shirts was launched back in February 2019 by American custom shirt brand Original Stitch—which offers over one billion design customisations—and the Pokémon franchise. Pokémon Shirts ships worldwide including Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Japanese designer Minami Kitamura designed the Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble shirts, adding her iconic pop colours and style to the line-up.
Have you shopped on Pokémon Shirts yet? Which Pokémon designs are you looking to catch?
Shipping: Japan, US, UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Phillippines, India, Indonesia
Official Website: https://pokemon.originalstitch.com/en/
*Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble designs currently only available in Japan (as of January 18, 2021) but will be made available worldwide at a later date.
Luxurious Gin Infused White Chocolate by Dean & DeLuca Tempts With Tasty Allure
19.January.2021 | FOOD
Asakusa-based ‘aromatic raw chocolate’ brand MAISON CACAO created a new gin-flavoured white chocolate for Dean & DeLuca which was released in Japan on January 15, 2021.
The “Aroma Raw Chocolate (Gin)” keeps the original flavour of the white chocolate and infuses with a craft gin known as “COMMON” by Toranomon Joryusho.
Aroma Raw Chocolate GIN FOR DEAN & DELUCA | ¥2,592 (Tax Included)
One bite into a piece of this artisanal chocolate fills the mouth with a tang of subtly fruity chocolate. Then comes the refreshing taste of the gin which complements the sweetness and adds sophistication to the chocolate in an exquisite balance of flavours.
COMMON gin is fruity and clear
COMMON craft gin has a ‘botanical’ flavour. Its base is a shochu made on the islands of Hachijō-jima and Nii-jima. It also contains soft water taken from Okutama Sawai.
“It has a faint fruity taste that combines with the flavour of the cacao, and he used really delicious white chocolate,” explains Shingo Ishihara of MAISON CACAO who helped in the chocolate’s development. “I hope people indulge in its enjoyable melt-in-the-mouth texture.”
Aroma Raw Chocolate GIN FOR DEAN & DELUCA
Japanese Name: アロマ生チョコレート GIN FOR DEAN & DELUCA
Released: January 15, 2021
DEAN & DELUCA Official Website: https://www.deandeluca.co.jp/
Snoopy and Charlie Brown Turn Into Confections at Japanese Convenience Stores
18.January.2021 | FOOD
Bandai’s character-inspired Japanese confectionery series Tabemas is releasing two new traditional Japanese wagashi confections inspired by the Peanuts comic series. Snoopy and Charlie Brown will arrive at Lawson convenience stores across Japan on January 19, 2021.
Tabemas Snoopy | ¥264 Each (Before Tax)
The cute confections capture the little details of the iconic characters, from Snoopy’s doggo features and collar to Charlie Brown’s hair and shirt. The Snoopy confection is filled with chocolate bean paste—a nod to his favourite chocolate chip cookies—while Charlie Brown is filled with custard bean paste as a nod to his trademark shirt. The packaging features exclusive art drawn for the Peanuts comic’s 70th anniversary with Snoopy atop his dog house.
© 2021 Peanuts Worldwide LLC
Tabemasu Snoopy / Charlie Brown
Release Date: January 19, 2021
Available: At the chilled sweets section of Lawson convenience stores in Japan (Excluding Natural Lawson and Lawson Store 100)
*Available while supplies last
*Stock date may differ from branch to branch
*Select stores not participatingProduct Page: https://www.bandai.co.jp/candy/tabemas/snoopy03/
Delicious Valentine’s Day Desserts Served Up at Eggs ‘n Things
18.January.2021 | FOOD
Eggs ‘n Things is set to serve up a special limited-time Valentine’s menu in Japan from January 16 to February 28 including the Torokeru Fondant Chocolate Pancakes and Strawberry & Banana Chocolate French Toast.
Torokeru Fondant Chocolate Pancakes | Eat In ¥1,480 (Before Tax)
Torokeru Fondant Chocolate Pancakes | Takeout ¥1,080 (Before Tax)
Strawberry & Banana Chocolate French Toast | Eat In ¥1,380 (Before Tax)
Strawberry & Banana Chocolate French Toast | Takeout ¥980 (Before Tax)
Strawberry White Mocha | Hot or Iced ¥680 (Before Tax)
Hawaiian Cafe Mocha | Hot or Iced ¥580 (Before Tax)
This lovingly-prepared chocolate and fruit-loaded line-up is sure to get the butterflies stirring hungrily for this year Valentine’s.
Miffy Cookies Get Baked Up by Netherlands Confectionery Theo Blom at Dick Bruna TABLE
14.January.2021 | FOOD
The popular wine bar Dick Bruna TABLE, where customers can enjoy a glass of wine with a meal together with illustrations by Dick Bruna, the creator of Miffy, is now selling a batch of Miffy cookies created by the popular confectionery Theo Blom located in Utrecht, Netherlands.
Miffy Cookies & Chocolate | ¥4,000 (Before Tax)
Miffy Cookies | ¥4,000 (Before Tax)
Utrecht is the birthplace of Miffy author and creator Dick Bruna, and Theo Blom is a place that Bruna himself actually often visited. The confectionery is known for its tins which can be reused after the contents are eaten. The cute Miffy tins are definitely keepers.
Dick Bruna TABLE – Miffy Cookies & Chocolate
Released: Mid December 2020
Location: Dick Bruna TABLE
Address: 3-1-1 Sannomiyacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe
[Weekdays] 11:00-15:00 (Last Orders 14:00) / 17:00-23:00 (Last Orders 22:00)
[Saturdays] 11:00-23:00 (Last Orders 22:00)
[Sundays/Public Holidays] 11:00-21:00 (Last Orders 20:00)
Official Website: https://dickbrunatable.com/
McDonald’s Japan Adds Crème Brûlée and Belgian Chocolate Pies to the Menu
13.January.2021 | FOOD
McDonald’s Japan is bringing back its popular Belgian Chocolate Pie from last year and is also introducing a new Crème Brûlée Pie, both of which will hit the menu at all McDonald’s branches from January 13 for a limited time.
Crème Brûlée Pie | ¥150 (Before Tax)
Belgian Chocolate Pie | ¥150 (Before Tax)
The hot pies are filled with deliciously sweet cream and are a perfect, cosy treat during the cold weather.
Crème Brûlée Pie / Belgian Chocolate Pie
Serving: January 13, 2021 – Mid February 2021
Available: McDonald’s Japan
Price: ¥150 Each (Before Tax)
Official Website: https://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/
Nana’s Green Tea x Häagen-Dazs Release Chocolate Matcha Glass Dessert
12.January.2021 | FOOD
Nana’s Green Tea is serving up a brand-new dessert in collaboration with Häagen-Dazs for Valentine’s Day at 77 branches in Japan. The dessert was released on January 6 and will be available up to February 14.
Matcha Chocolate Glass with Häagen-Dazs | ¥880 (Before Tax)
The dessert is a tempting sight to behold – not only is it delicious but visually appealing to the eye too, and layered with various textures so that every bite is a surprise.
The dessert is made with Häagen-Dazs’ “Sweet Chocolate” ice cream coupled with Nana’s Green Tea’s own original matcha ice cream, soft and crunchy meringue sticks, crumbled cookies, white chocolate whipped cream, and matcha chiffon cake. Sat at the bottom waiting to be discovered is a sweet strawberry sauce for a tangy kick.
Nana’s Green Tea – Matcha Chocolate Glass With Häagen-Dazs
Serving: January 6, 2021 – February 14, 2021
Price: ¥880 (Before Tax)
Available: 77 Nana’s Green Tea branches in Japan (Excluding DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, Tokyo Dome, and Iias Okinawa Toyosaki)
Official Website: http://www.nanasgreentea.com/
Mister Donuts x Pierre Marcolini Luxury Doughnuts Hit Japan
12.January.2021 | FOOD
Mister Donuts has teamed up with Belgian chocolate brand Pierre Marcolini to release the “misdo meets PIERRE MARCOLINI Collection” of doughnuts which hit Japanese branches on Friday (January 8).
Fondant Chocolate Doughnut – Chocolate | ¥200 (Before Tax)
Fondant Chocolate Doughnut – Caramel | ¥200 (Before Tax)
Fondant Chocolate Doughnut – Raspberry | ¥200 (Before Tax)
Fondant Chocolate Doughnut – Hazelnut | ¥200 (Before Tax)
Danish Chocolate – Raspberry | ¥230 (Before Tax)
Danish Chocolate – Hazelnut | ¥230 (Before Tax)
The doughnuts are part of Mister Donuts “misdo meets” series which first began in 2017 to combine the highest quality ingredients and techniques to in order to bake up the best possible doughnuts. This time, it has joined sticky bakers fingers with the popular Begian chocolate brand Pierre Marcolini to create a new kind of fondant chocolate doughnut and danish. The line-up is made with high quality authentic chocolate and has a bitter kick to it – perfect for those who aren’t into sweeter treats. The heart-shaped danishes are also spot on for the Valentine’s season in Japan.
misdo meets PIERRE MARCOLINI Collection
Serving: January 8, 2021 – Mid March 2021
Available: Mister Donut Japan (Select branches not participating)
Official Website: https://www.misterdonut.jp
Gudetama Doughnuts at Floresta Celebrate the New Year
Floresta Nature Doughnuts, a doughnut cafe that hand-makes doughnuts using organic ingredients, is baking up two new Gudetama doughnuts with New Year’s messages on them. They will be served from January 9 to 24.
Florest Gudetama Collab Doughnuts | ¥450 (Before Tax)
The doughnuts capture the lazy and lethargic energy of Gudetama. The crowning Gudetama is made from Japanese pumpkin and is sat on a bed of sweet white chocolate. Both doughnuts are also available as a set coming with an extra of any of Floresta’s signature doughnuts.
Relax and take in the new year together with Gudetama.
7 Days of Strawberry Dessert Love at Isetan Shinjuku This January
10.January.2021 | FOOD
Isetan Shinjuku has announced a special one-week event titled “7 Days of Loving Strawberries” which is centred around cute and delicious strawberry desserts and will run this month from January 13-19. Ten cafes and restaurants are participating with a sweet and succulent line-up including strawberry daifuku, strawberry shortcake, special parfaits and crepes, and more.
Strawberry Candle Pavlova @ mihopan popcake | Two for ¥972 (Tax Included) *Limited quantities
MIGAKI-ICHIGO Strawberry Parfait @ Ichibiko | ¥1,980 (Tax Included)
Strawberry Shake @ Ichigo-ya Sunsunen | ¥721 (Tax Included)
Crispy Strawberry Mille-Feuille Crepe @ Sorairo Crepe | ¥935 (Tax Included) *Limited quantities
Strawberry Shortcake Parfait @ Shiseido Parlour | ¥1,045 (Tax Included)
Strawberry Daifuku @ Berry UP! | ¥432 (Tax Included)
Ripe Strawberry Milk Pudding @ Kanjyuku Ichigo Kashi Kekyusho | ¥486
Whole Strawberry Sandwich @ Sajisakon | From ¥864 (Tax Included)
MIGAKI-ICHIGO Strawberry Daifuku @ Seigetsudo Hoten | ¥432 (Tax Included)
7 Days of Loving Strawberries (Japanese Name: いちごに恋する七日間)
Running: January 13, 2021 – January 19, 2021
Location: Isetan Shinjuku Floor B1F
Official Website: https://mi-journey.jp/foodie/66251/