7 Christmas Desserts From Japan to Enjoy This Year♡

14.November.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD

Christmas is fast approaching, which in Japan means that lots of festive cakes, drinks and other delectables are starting to pop up for the holiday season.

 

Here’s our 7 recommendations to check out for Christmas 2018.

Christmas Fair 2018 Tokyo Xmastation

Christmas has arrived early at Tokyo Station’s Gransta and Gransta Marunouchi malls with Christmas Fair 2018 Tokyo Xmastation which is running until December 25. They are selling a range of delicious Christmas cakes including one made in the image of the Tokyo Station building, another inspired by the Suica IC card penguin and much more. They are all a must-see♡

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/141020

 

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Christmas Fair 2018 Tokyo Xmastation

Location: Gransta (inside ticket gates) and Gransta Marunouchi (outside ticket gates)

Running: November 12, 2018 – December 25, 2018

Website: http://www.net-ekinaka.com/shop/r/r101003/

©Chiharu Sakazaki/ East Japan Railway Company /DENTSU Suica by East Japan Railway Company

*Suica is a registered trademark of East Japan Railway Company.

 

Afternoon Tea – “Strawberry Christmas Cake Parfait”

Afternoon Tea is set to release a string of new desserts for Christmas, beginning with the two apple desserts based on the apple Christmas tree ornaments which were released on November 6. This will be followed by a Strawberry flavoured “Christmas cake parfait” that is layered strawberries, pistachio cream, strawberry jam, chocolate sponge and berries. It’s also mixed with a cream cheese gelato and elderflower jelly and is said to go perfectly with black tea!

 

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Afternoon Tea

・Apple Sweet Potato Pudding a la Mode

Available: November 6, 2018 – December 25, 2018

・Afternoon Tea Apple Pie Parfait

Available: November 6, 2018 – November 28, 2018

・Strawberry Christmas Cake Parfait

Available: November 29, 2018 – December 25, 2018

Available at most Afternoon Tea TEAROOM branches. Prices vary at each branch. Limited quantity available of each so will discontinue once all have sold.

Afternoon Tea Official Website: https://www.afternoon-tea.net/tearoom

 

Grand Hyatt Tokyo – 2018 Christmas Cakes

The luxury Grand Hyatt Tokyo hotel is now selling a line-up of exquisite Christmas cakes for a limited period. The menu features 9 cakes including 4 new entries to this year’s range. The ‘Sparkle’ cake features an extravagantly adorned cake with a scrumptious row of eclairs on top that have been sprinkled with sparkly decorations. The ‘Crystal Fruits Shortcake’ has a beautifully and intricately crafted dome inside which sit jewels of colourful fruits. There’s plenty more mouth-watering delectables where that came from too, so check the link below.

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/139223

 

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Sparkle with Joy

Reservation Windows

In-Store/Telephone: November 1, 2018 – December 16, 2018

Online: November 1, 2018 – December 17, 2018 at 11:00am

 

How to Order

Reservation Number: 0570-012-025 (9:00am-10:00pm)

Fiorentina Pastry Boutique: 03-4333-8713 (9:00am-10:00pm)

Online: www.tokyo.grand.hyatt.co.jp/christmascake-JP

 

Pick-Up Window: December 20, 2018 – December 25, 2018 (11:00am-9:00pm)

 

Fiorentina Pastry Boutique

Address: Grand Hyatt Tokyo (1st Floor Lobby), 6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato Ward, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 9:00am-10:00pm (Cakes & Tarts available 10:00am-10:00pm)

TEL: 03-4333-8713

Grand Hyatt Tokyo Website: https://www.hyatt.com/ja-JP/hotel/japan/grand-hyatt-tokyo/tyogh

Harajuku & Umeda Pompompurin Café Christmas Menu

The Harajuku and Umeda branches of the Pompompurin Café are celebrating Christmas with a Pompompurin and Muffin character themed menu that is being served all the way up to Christmas Day. The menu items featured extravagant names such as “I’ll Give You a Present ♪ Fluffy Snow Cream Stew,” a cream strew topped with potato potage and fresh whipped cream that’s uneven to make it look like white snow with Purin Claus and his little reindeer helper Muffin are handing out presents atop their Christmas sleigh. There’s exclusive merchandise to get your hands on too.

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/137629

 

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Pompompurin Cafe Harajuku

Address: CUTE CUBE HARAJUKU 3F, 1-7-1 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00 (Food Last Orders 20:00 / Drinks Last Orders 20:30)

Access: 3-minutes on foot from the Takeshita Exit at Harajuku Station

TEL: 03-5786-0770

 

Pompompurin Cafe Umeda
Address: Hankyu Sanbangai South Wing B2F, 1-1-3 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi
Opening Hours: Weekdays 11:00-22:00 (Last Orders 21:30) / Weekends & Holidays 10:00-22:00 (Last Orders 21:30)
Access: 3-minutes from Osaka Station via JR
TEL: 06-6292-7140

 

Pompompurin Cafe Official Website: http://pompom.createrestaurants.com

(c)1996, 2018 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO.S592650

 

Starbucks Christmas Beverages

The Starbucks holiday season began on November 1. The first line of Christmas drinks hitting the coffee chain this year are the Christmas Strawberry Cake Frappuccino® and Christmas Strawberry Cake Milk. To ensure you get that full strawberry texture, both delicious drinks are made with a sweet ‘n sour strawberry sauce that leaves in plenty of the strawberry pieces. The standout feature of both is their gentle flavour which has that feeling of comfort milk has. They are also made to look like sponge cake. An enjoyable texture is also made by adding well-baked biscuits.

 

Be sure to check out the other Christmas treats you can enjoy at Starbucks this year too.

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/137601

 

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STARBUCKS® THE Blend IS THE MAGIC

Running: November 1, 2018 – December 25, 2018

*First line of drinks available until December 4, 2018.

Available: At most Starbucks branches across Japan

 

Starbucks Japan Official Website: www.starbucks.co.jp

 

Krispy Kreme Christmas Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme released five Christmas themed doughnuts in Japan on November 14: Santa, Reindeer, Snowman, Milk Tea Box and Sprinkle Wreath. The Santa and Reindeer doughnuts take on a cute square shape as does the Milk Tea Box which is made to look like a Christmas present. These make for a perfect gift to hand out♡

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/135400

 

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Holly Jolly Holiday

Release Date: November 14, 2018

Website: http://krispykreme.jp/app/

 

Hilton Tokyo Odaiba – “Girls’ Sweets Coffret Christmas Buffet”

Hilton Tokyo Odaiba brings a Christmas buffet this year called the “Girls’ Sweets Coffret.” It’s inspired by the “Christmas Coffret” cosmetic sets that are sold during the Christmas season only which tickle the hearts of girls across Japan. The buffet is overlooked by a bright pink Christmas tree under which are all presents a girl could hope for including a dress, jewel box, flowers and more―all edible. A cute Santa Claus, reindeer and snowmen also decorate the table in all their delicious dessert glory. The colour palette is girly but stylish, with pink as the main colour and blacks and whites everywhere else. An absolute must-post on Instagram!

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/134994

 

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Girls’ Sweets Coffret Christmas Dessert Buffet

Address: Hilton Tokyo Odaiba, 1-9-1 Daiba, Minato Ward, Tokyo
Location: Seascape Terrace・Dining (Floor 2F)
Running: November 1, 2018 – December 28, 2018
Time: Slot 1 – 15:00-16:30 (90 minutes) / Slot 2 – 16:45-17:30 (Express Buffet – 45 minutes)

Price

Slot 1 – Weekdays: General ¥3,500, Children ¥2,100 / Weekends: General ¥3,900, Children ¥2,340

Slot 2 – Weekdays: General ¥2,400, Children ¥1,440 / Weekends: General ¥2,800, Children ¥1,680

*Listed prices do not include tax or service charge.

*Children prices are for those aged between 6-11 years.

 

Website: https://www.hiltonodaiba.jp/plans/restaurants/5263

 

Did you enjoy this list? If you’re in Japan this year be sure to eat all of the Christmas goodies you can find.

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    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.

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    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!

     

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