Matcha Strawberry Sulbing Wintertime Dessert Returns for 2018

02.December.2018 | FOOD / Uncategorized

Popular Korean dessert cafe chain Sulbing has announced it will hold a strawberry festival at its Japanese branches. The first desserts to hit the menu are the Matcha Strawberry Sulbing and Yoghurt Strawberry Sulbing which will be served for a limited time at five branches in Japan from December 1.

Yoghurt Strawberry Sulbing: ¥1,600 (Tax Included)

The Strawberry Festival began on November 16. A new dessert will be released at the cafe every month, the first of which is the all-new Yoghurt Strawberry Sulbing. This bowl is filled with fluffy milk flavoured shaved ice and pilled with an assortment of fresh strawberries, yoghurt ice cream and a final crowning strawberry on top.

 

Matcha Strawberry Sulbing: ¥1,600 (Tax Included)

The other delight to be released simultaneously is the Matcha Strawberry Sulbing which was first released in December last year to delicious reception. The shaved ice in this dessert is once again milky shaved ice as fluffy as powdered snow. Atop is a pile of strawberries and matcha ice cream. The combination creates an irresistible flavour fusion of sweet and sour strawberries and rich matcha.

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  • Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo Unveils Strawberry Dessert & Lunch Buffet

    16.November.2018 | FOOD / SPOT

    Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo is bringing a 22-item strawberry dessert and lunch buffet to its Lobby Lounge―which overlooks the hotel gardens―on January 16, 2019.

     

    The title of the buffet’s theme is “Strawberry Party in the Forest.” Customers will get to enjoy tucking into a line-up of sweet desserts and food while gazing at the outside forest-like garden.

    The pancakes served at the buffet use 2 times more eggs than the hotel usually serves, giving them a fluffier texture. By topping them with strawberry, blueberry jam and other treats you can create the ultimate dessert pancake.

     

    Of all the desserts available to pick from the buffet, one of the chef recommendations is the “Strawberry Brûlée Parfait.” It includes mousse heaped with sauce made from fresh strawberries which is again topped with hardened caramelised sugar for added crunchy texture.

    Other choices include shortcake, strawberry mont blanc, chewy fruit sandwiches made with rice flour, and more. You can also make your own parfait. There are three ice creams to choose from as well as strawberry compote, colourful chocolate sprays and six different syrups from France including nut, berry, sugarcane, rose, lemon and caramel. Try making your own parfait.

     

    Sides include a croissant topped with dried raspberries, quiche inspired to look like a forest, meringue and more. There’s a lunch menu too.

     

    Enjoy the strawberry season at Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo!

  • Quil Fait Bon Shizuoka’s Strawberry Tart is Made With Strawberries Freshly Picked on the Same Day

    12.April.2018 | FOOD / SPOT

    Quil Fait Bon is a fruit tart store that has begun sales of a new limited stock product at its Shizuoka branch. The Morning Picked Strawberry Nectar Tarts were released on April 6, 2018 and are made in the city of Kikugawa.

     

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    The tarts are made with strawberries freshly picked on the day. They are juicy and have a strong flavour. Due to the delivery of the strawberries differing each day, sale announcements are made on Quil Fait Bon’s official Facebook page.

     

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    Ripe strawberries are used which are grown using a special method. The method has the strawberries exposed to the cold which tightens the fruit, causing the sugar content to rise. The time taken to grow these strawberries means people can enjoy very delicious strawberries. They aren’t picked until they are a vibrant red and have taken on their best flavour, meaning they are completely ripe when served. These are some seriously irresistible, luxurious strawberries. Combined with simple complements for the tarts – fresh cream and custard – their flavour is only elevated.

     

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    Feast on a gourmet tart made with the freshest, most succulent strawberries on the market.

     

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    Morning Picked Strawberry Nectar Tarts (菊川市産 朝摘み 寒蜜いちごのタルト)

    Price: 1 Piece = ¥1,382

    *Due to limited quantity, the tarts are sold only in slices. Reservations not permitted

    Available: April 6, 2018 until around the end of April.

    Sold from 5pm on weekdays.

     

    Quil Fait Bon Shizuoka

    Address: 2-4-15 Ryogaecho, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture

    TEL: 054-205-5678

    Website: http://www.quil-fait-bon.com

     

  • The strawberry season is not over yet! 6 recommended strawberry food items and drinks

    18.March.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD

    Sweets, foods and drinks using the motif of “strawberry” have been released since January, so in this article I will introduce to you some recommended strawberry items.

     

    「いちごのタラバ蟹バーガー」東京インターコンチネンタル

    “Ichigo (strawberry) no Tarabagani (king crab) Burger” Tokyo Intercontinental Hotel

     “The Dining Room,” the restaurant & bar inside Strings Hotel Tokyo Inter Continental, is now selling “Ichigo no Tarabagani Burger” as their third burger of their “high class burger” series. The buns were originally developed to look and taste like strawberries in line with their “15th”anniversary. Strawberry powder and strawberries were used to make the buns along with the best quality flour produced in Canada. Let’s enjoy this seasonal burger using strawberries and king crab.

    Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/89723

     

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     “The Dining Room” Ichigo no Tarabagani Burger

    Address: Shinagawa East One Tower 26F, 2-16-1, Konan, Minatoku, Tokyo

    Available period: 02,01 to 04,30

    TEL:03-5783-1258

    URL: https://intercontinental-strings.jp/restaurant/dining_room/

     

     

     

    「パティスリー キハチ」いちごのブランロール

    “Ichigo Sweets” Patisserie Kihachi

    “Patisserie Kihachi” shops, excluding some, are now selling cherry-blossom desserts and strawberry desserts such as strawberry roll cake/tiramisu for a limited time offer. Ichigo no Blanc Roll uses sweet/sour strawberry and raspberry jam, one whole strawberry and thick fresh cream including mascarpone are all wrapped in a soft chiffon cake. The dough of the chiffon cake is made with special eggs where the egg yolk turns white when heated so as to highlight the strawberries’ vivid red color.

    Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/90609

     

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    Patisserie Kihachi – home page:

    http://www.kihachi.jp/patisserie/

     

     

     

    DOU-いちご

    The “dorayaki” specialized store, “DOU”

    Dorayaki is a Japanese dessert where red bean-jam is sandwiched between two “castella” sponge cakes. It is loved by many Japanese people as a snack/dessert. “DOU” is a dorayaki-specialized store that offers new types of dorayakis. The new flavored item “Nama Dorayaki Ichigo” uses the strawberry variety, Tochiotome produced in Tochigi Prefecture.

    Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/90250

     

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    Products:

    Nama Dorayaki – 270 yen (one piece) (tax included)

    Nama Dorayaki <matcha> 270 yen (one piece) (tax included)

    Nama Dorayaki <strawberry> 324 yen (one piece) (tax included)

    URL:https://namadorayaki.com

     

     

     

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    “Ichigo-daifuku” (strawberry-rice cake) specialized store, “Ichigo An”

    The “ichigo-daifuku” (strawberry-rice cake) specialized store, “Ichigo An” was opened in Akihabara on the 1st of March. Roots Co., Ltd. opened an “ichigo”(strawberry) “daifuku” (a soft round rice cake stuffed with sweet bean-jam) specialized shop which will sell this sweets item produced in collaboration with their affiliated farms throughout Japan and the strawberries they use are directly sent from various production areas. The harmony of the straberries’ sourness, bean-jam’s sweetness and the chewy rice cake, is excellent!

    Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/93946

     

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    Ichigo Daifuku no Senmonten Ichigo An

    Address: 6-4-2, Sotokanda, Chiyodaku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 12:00 to 19:30

    Fixed holiday: None

    TEL:03-6803-0097

    URL:https://ichigoan.root-s.com/

     

     

     

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    “Ichigo Daifuku making experience” Ibaraki Prefecture Yukueshi

    Namegata Farmers Village is an experience-based agricultural theme park located in the city of Namegata in Ibaraki Prefecture. The site is currently holding a strawberry picking event where you can try picking Japan’s best strawberries. You can also have a go at making your own strawberry daifuku, a popular Japanese confection, until April 8th. You have a choice of 2 anko pastes to fill your daifuku with: the classic red bean ‘tsubuan’ and the sweet potato ‘imoan’. Pick your favourite to make a daifuku that you love.

    Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/95189

     

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    Make Your Own Daifuku – Summary

    Location: Namegata Farmers Village Club House & Namegata Strawberry Farmers’ Strawberry House

    Date: Weekends & Holidays between March 3, 2018–April 8, 2018

    Time: 11:00-13:00 / 14:00-16:00 (2 Slots Per Day)

    TEL : 0299-87-1130

    URL:  http://www.namegata-fv.jp/event/ichigodaifuku/

     

     

    「糀・木苺」甘酒専門店 古町糀製造所

    “Koji/Kiichigo” amazake specialty store / Furumachi Koji Seijojo

    The amazake (sweet fermented-rice drink) specialty store “Furumachi Koji Seijojo (factory)” is now selling spring-limited amazake using koji (rice malt) “Koji/Kiichigo.” This product is made with rice produced in Niigata Prefecture, the amazake of the koji created in a storehouse in Niigata Prefecture and to this strawberries/raspberries are added. The product is sweet and sour at the same time and goes well with yogurt. It is recommended to mix it with yogurt using a mixing machine to make a yogurt drink.

     

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    Koji/Kiichigo

    Price: 1,296 yen (tax included)

    Content: 500ml

    Ingredients: rice (produced in Japan), rice malt (produced in Japan), strawberry powder, raspberry powder

    Available stores: “Furumachi Koji Seizojo” official mail order site

    “Furumachi Koji Seizojo” Furumachi Main Store / Kurazashi Store

     

    <Furumachi Main Store>

    Address: 533, Nibancho, Furumachi, Chuoku, Niigatashi, Niigata Prefecture

    Business hours: 11:00 to 18:00

    Fixed holidays: Tuesday

     

    <Kurazashi Store>

    Address: 3, 44, 2nd Street, Akashi, Chuoku, Niigatashi, Niigata Prefecture

    Business hours: weekdays 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10:00 to 18:00

    Fixed holiday: Tuesday

     

    Official mail order site: http://www.furumachi-kouji.net/

     

     

    Let’s enjoy the spring season with food items using the motif of “Strawberry!”

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    Southern Tower’s Famous Fluffy Light Snowfall Wa -Nagomi- Shaved Ice | Eat In ¥1,470, Takeout ¥700

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    For their first endeavour, Rokuyon has teamed up with Yados Jingumae which has undergone major renovations. Guests staying in Room 202 this spring can enjoy a range of artworks as part of the room’s exclusive Harajuku Night Owl Art Exhibition, while in summertime Room 301 will incorporate furniture by Sekai Class.

     

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    BANBU is a 24-y-ear-old artist who studied art abroad in Canada and New York after graduating at a vocational school in Japan. Currently based in Tokyo, they create colourful and eye-catching graphics with their three-eyed character.

     

    Hotel Stay x Artists Come Together

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    Carp streamer-inspired roll cake and animal pastries

    Koinobori Roll Cake – ¥2,160 (Tax Included)

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    Serving: April 29, 2021 – May 5, 2021

     

    Happy Father’s Day & Happy Mother’s Day Specials

    Mother’s Day Mont Blanc / Father’s Day Mont Blanc – ¥1,944 Each (Tax Included)

    The Mother’s Day Mont Blanc is a wonderfully light combination of strawberry jelly, fresh strawberries, white chocolate mousse, and strawberry cream. The Father’s Day version is made with a fresh mascarpone cream, a mont blanc base that’s made from chestnut and blackcurrant jam, chocolate cream, and caramelised nuts.

     

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    Monthly Breads: May & June

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    Edamame & Bacon Parmesan France / Chocolate Cream Cornet (Dark Chocolate) – ¥302 Each (Tax Included)

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    Pre-sale merchandise

     

    Free hand towel

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    GLAZE KOHL x NUTTY VINTAGE is a limited-time collaboration shop between chic apparel brand GLAZE KOHL and NUTTY, a vintage shop that first opened in 1995. They line-up features new Spring 2021 items as well as the “GLAZE KOHL add VINTAGE” corner which features a selection of vintage items picked out by designers who themselves are vintage buyers. NUTTY VINTAGE is also offering a huge selection of the best authentic vintage items. Customers can enjoy some little limited-edition gifts when shopping there which are being given out to commemorate the shop’s opening.

     

    5.22~6.4 | New Store Opening

    《Floor 4F》Mansion Mikura

    Mansion Mikura’s main store is located at Harajuku Cat Street. This limited-time rendition is a ‘mansion’ with four tenants – a collection of four second-hand shops including SAUCE which stocks miscellaneous items and second-hand clothes, top ranking vintage name STEP A HEAD, side car charlie which specialises in ‘maniac items,’ and the long-selling brand vintagesheets.

     

    6.5~7.25 | New Store Opening

    《Floor 4F》SAUCE

    SAUCE is another vintage store located behind Cat Street. For its limited-time opening, it’s selling hats in collaboration with Antage which previously sold out, as well as its own upcycled vintage clothing, as well as vintage clothes, rugs, and more from overseas.

     

    5.22~5.30 | New Store Opening

    《Floor 0.5F》vanilla(B0.5F)

    vanilla will provide a diverse line-up of unique fashion as well as brands such as att production, room boy pony, phemesaccessories, and more.

     

    5.31~6.6 | New Store Opening

    《Floor 0.5F》Ochame Department

    At Ochame Department, they believe simply being cute is being, and being the same as others is boring. Their fashion stock and handmade bits and bobs are imbued with the magic to make customers smile.

     

    CLEAN KEEPERS Regular Member Uniforms

    CLEAN KEEPERS is a cleaning project that takes place every Saturday at Laforet Harajuku in the hopes of creating a clean town and in turn clean hearts for all. Their uniform worn by regular members has changed into a blouson and one piece produced by ehka sopo on Floor B1F of Laforet. The blouson has a retro feel to it while the one piece has long sleeves and is inspired by 19th century British maids.

     

    CLEAN KEEPERS

    Running: Saturdays @ 10:30-12:30 (Booking Required/Cancellation if it rains)毎

    Book Here

  • Mini Pixar Cakes by Ginza Cozy Corner Includes Toy Story, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, and More

    21.April.2021 | FOOD / MOVIE

    Japan’s confectionery shop Ginza Cozy Corner are releasing a new collection of petite Pixar cakes at all branches on April 23.

    The cakes comes in time for celebrating Children’s Day in Japan, as well as making a perfect snack for Golden Week and for kids and parents to enjoy together. Pixar fans have nine to enjoy in the collection such as the Little Green Men from Toy Story, Nemo and Dory from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory, Sully from Monster’s Inc., the Pixar Ball, and more.

     

    Pixar Collection (9 Included) | ¥2,700 (Tax Included)

    Flavours include the strawberry mousse Lightning McQueen, the Jack Jack raspberry jelly and mango cream, the Buzz Lightyear blueberry jam and cheese mousse, and more.

    Pixar Cake Assortment (6 Included) | ¥540 (Tax Included)

    The packaging also features cute artwork of everyone’s favourite Pixar characters. Choose between the whole nine cake box collection or this assortment of six white chocolate and strawberry cookies.

    Pixar Sweets Box (10 Included) | ¥918 (Tax Included)

    There’s also a 10-piece box of six cookies and four madeleines.

  • KitKat Japan Releases New Mini Maple Chocolate Bars For Earth Day

    21.April.2021 | FOOD

    In accordance with Earth Day, which is set for April 22, Nestlé released its limited-time KitKat Mini Maple on Monday to raise awareness of environmental issues and the future of the planet.

    KitKat Mini Maple (3 Included)

    KitKat Mini Maple (12 Included)

    9 packaging designs with different messages related to the environment

    ‘KitKat Always For Earth Day’ online talk event to take place on April 30

    In September 2019, Nestlé began packaging five of its major large-sized KitKat bags in paper bags rather than plastic, and since autumn 2020, most of their large sized bags are now made from paper. This has helped reduce 450 tonnes of plastic per year.

     

    Now, Nestlé is releasing a new collection of packages for Earth Day featuring original designs by up-an-coming young artist SUGI. Each features messages from members of MIMO, a group managed by Japanese model Mila Aina, stating messages about helping to protect the environment and the future of planet earth.

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