Japanese Desserts Shop Mme KIKI Sells Doraemon Dorayaki and Unmissable Delicacies in Italy
Japanese chocolatier Mme KIKI opened up their first ever Dorayaki shop in Rome, Italy called DORAYAKI- DOLCEZZE GIAPPONESI on 11th May. The shop is located at Via Del Porto Fluviale 3E, Rome.
As the anime Doraemon is also popular in Europe, Doraemon’s face decorates the dorayaki pancakes of this shop. Besides the standard sweet Red Bean Paste filling, there is also Yuzu Orange Mascarpone, or Tiramisu Cream, Matcha Ice Cream and many other delicious flavours. For the dorayaki pancake, you can either choose standard wheat flour-based pancakes or gluten free pancakes that are made from organic rice flour.In fact, this shop mostly caters for a gluten-free diet. They also sell savoury pancakes called Doyrayaki Sandwiches. Flavours include avocado miso, tuna mayo, and ethnic vegetables.
Besides dorayaki, there is also Japanese tea and matcha. These are served with original teapots and teacups for you to enjoy a full experience.
There are also other Japanese sweet treats such as Dango (sweet dumplings on a stick), Matcha Tiramisu, and much more. You can also enjoy Japanese drinks such as the Matcha Latte or Hojicha Latte. There are also small Japanese Otsumami (snacks served with drinks) such as potato salad, crispy karaage chicken, green edamame beans and much more. You can enjoy these alongside Japanese beer, sake, and cocktails made from sake. This cafe bar is full of delicious desserts, snacks and drinks.
Last summer in Rome, a test kitchen was run where LEXUS ITALIA, the Embassy of Japan, and many others teamed up to hold workshops and set up food stands to carry out intense research. Finally as a result, this shop opened. The interior is a sakura pink colour and a round moss-like green plant hangs from the ceiling. Art by modern artist Rui Sakurai is also being displayed here.
This is becoming a very popular cafe in Italy. On just the first day, a queue of over 600 people formed before the shop!
Traditional Japanese sweets are taking over the world so don’t miss out!
DORAYAKI- DOLCEZZE GIAPPONESI
Address: Via Del Porto Fluviale 3E Roma Italia
Heart-Meltingly Cute Olaf Confection to Arrive in 7-Eleven to Celebrate Frozen 2
Tabemas is a Japanese confectionery series of small, traditional sweets designed to look like characters. To celebrate the release of Frozen 2 on November 22, the series is releasing an Olaf confection which will be sold at 7-Eleven convenience stores across Japan from the same day as the release of the film.
The series name “Tabemas” means “edible mascot” and as the name suggests, Olaf has completely transformed into a delicious traditional sweet from carrot nose to adorable feet. In sweet form, the 40mm-tall chubby Olaf is stood still, staring up at you with adorable round eyes overflowing with adoration.
This is a traditional nerikiri confection made from bean paste and soft mochi to a surprising level of detail. Even the snowflake pattern has been recreated. As Frozen 2 is set in autumn, Olaf has been stuffed with the most appropriate autumn flavour: maple. This small and dainty confection is the perfect treat for people of all ages.
These are in limited stock so hurry down to your nearest 7-Eleven from November 22 if you are interested.
Tabemas Confectionary Series: Frozen 2 Olaf
Recommended Retail Price: ¥258 (Before Tax)
Release Date: November 22, 2019
Available at: The chilled desserts section of 7-Eleven convenience stores across Japan
*As these are in limited stock, sales will end once stock has been depleted.
*Not available at all 7-Eleven convenience stores.
More Information: https://www.bandai.co.jp/candy/tabemas/olaf/
Adorable Mini Penguin and Polar Bear Confections to Arrive in Family Mart
08.November.2019 | FOOD
Tabemas is a Japanese confectionery series of small, traditional sweets designed to look like characters. For the first time, Tabemas is collaborating with the popular fictional character series Sumikko Gurashi to release Shirokuma and Penguin? sweets. The new confections will be sold in the chilled desserts corner of Family Mart convenience stores across Japan from November 12, 2019.
The lovable characters who have been transformed into delicious sweets are Shirokuma: the shy polar bear who tends to get cold easily; and Penguin?, who has no confidence in their identity as a penguin.
The series name “Tabemas” means “edible mascot” and as the name suggests, these are traditional nerikiri confections which are made from bean paste and soft mochi, creating an adorable plump appearance. Shirokuma’s body is white with pink ears whereas Penguin? has a pea-green body with a white stomach and yellow feet and beak. Both confections are kneaded with the characters’ charm and stand joining their tiny hands, staring at you with their adorable round eyes.
Both confections are filled with the mild flavour of red bean paste. To match the colour schemes of the characters, the white Shirokuma is milk-flavoured and the pale green Penguin? is apple-flavoured. The flavours of these confections are just as irresisitble as their appearance. You’re bound to be taking lots of photos of them for your next social media post in no time!
As these confections are in limited supply, make sure to buy them as soon as possible if you are interested.
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Tabemas Confectionery Series: Sumikko Gurashi
Confections: Shirokuma (Milk), Penguin? (Apple)
Recommended Retail Price: ¥369 each (Before Tax)
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Available at: The chilled desserts section of Family Mart convenience stores across Japan.
* These are in limited supply and sales will end once all stock has been depleted.
*The days on which the Tabemas Confectionery series is sold may vary from store to store.
* Some Family Marts may not sell the Tabemas series.
More Information on the Tabemas Sumikko Gurashi Series (Japanese Only):https://www.bandai.co.jp/candy/products/2019/4549660424444000.html
Rilakkuma & Korilakkuma Confections by Tabemas Coming to Lawson Convenience Stores
14.October.2019 | FOOD
Character-inspired Japanese confectionery series Tabemas has revealed that its next products will be Halloween-themed Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma sweets. They will go on sale at Lawson convenience stores across Japan (excluding Lawson Store 100 branches) on October 15, 2019.
These adorable confections are so cute it’s hard to choose where to even start eating them from! Both versions are wearing snug pumpkin hats.
‘Tabemas’ is an abbreviation of the Japanese words taberareru masukotto, meaning ‘mascots that you can eat.’ It is a Japanese confectionery series that combines well-known characters and Japanese sweets made from ingredients like red bean paste, sugar and rice flour. The sweets are also made with a dough called “nerikiri” which is used in making traditional Japanese wagashi sweets.
To keep with the theme of autumn, Rilakkuma is pumpkin pudding flavoured (which is his favourite treat) and Korilakkuma is maple flavoured.
Stop by the ubiquitous Lawson convenience store while in Japan and grab yourself one of these treats for Halloween.
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*The photographs are for illustrative purposes only.
*Actual product may differ from the photographs.
*Please be careful not to choke on the mochi.
*The latest information can be viewed via the Bandai Candy homepage.
*Tabemas and 食べマス are registered trademarks of Bandai.
Tabemas Rilakkuma Halloween 2019: Rilakkuma/Korilakkuma
Price: ¥280 Each (Tax Included)
Release Date: October 15, 2019
Available: At chilled desserts section of Lawson convenience stores across Japan
*Not available at Natural Lawson or Lawson Store 100
*Available while supplies last
*Stock date may differ from branch to branch
*Select stores not participating
Product Page (Rilakkuma): https://www.bandai.co.jp/candy/products/2019/4549660423898000.html
Product Page (Korilakkuma): https://www.bandai.co.jp/candy/products/2019/4549660423904000.html
Kyoto Station’s Beautiful Cafe Saryo Fukucha Releases New Herb Tea and Dessert Sets & Autumn Menu
Saryo Fukucha has unveiled new Japanese herb tea and dessert pairing sets as well as a batch of seasonal autumntime menu items.
Kyoto is a city where history and tradition come together, and where every single day, people from all around the world come and go, each encountering new experiences. Saryo Fukucha opened inside Kyoto Station back in April this year. It is managed by long-running tea company Fukujuen.
▼Japanese Herb Tea & Dessert Pairing Menu
Herb Tea & Dessert Sets: ¥900 Each (Before Tax) *Herb teas by themselves are ¥500 each
Running: From October 10, 2019 (Available all year round)
Hibiscus Blend Houjicha x Crème Brûlée Chocolate Berry Confiture
The tea is a luxurious and fragrant blend of light-roasted houjicha, hibiscus and rose hip. It’s perfectly paired with a rich chocolate crème brûlée and refreshing berry confiture.
Cinnamon Blend Kukicha x Mascarpone Cream & Apple Tatin
This kukicha, or twig tea, has a distinct refreshing flavour to it. It has been blended beautifully with cinnamon and chamomile. The kukicha is paired with a caramelised apple tatin which is topped with a dollop of rich mascarpone.
Peppermint Blend Kukicha x Seasonal Fruit Tart
Peppermint and chamomile are the blending ingredients for this kukicha tea. It comes with a tart with a full-bodied almond taste topped with seasonal fruits like strawberries and raspberries.
Ginger Blend Genmaicha x Tart Ricotta with Orange
Genmaicha is combined with roasted brown rice, giving it its characteristic sweet-smelling quality. Blended with ginger and dandelion leaves, it’s been matched with a fromage blanc cream-topped ricotta cheese tart with a side of orange.
Running: October 10, 2019 – Late February 2020 (subject to change)
Sasamaki Okowa (Matsutake Mushroom & Daggertooth Pike Conger/Minced Chicken & Yama no Sachi) Houjicha Set – ¥1,200 (Before Tax)
This set was created by Hisato Nakahigashi from Miyamasou, a highly-rated inn in Kyoto. Enjoy the combination of the houjicha tea with the bamboo leaf-wrapped okowa steamed rice.
Chestnut Houjicha Wafer Cake – ¥350 (Before Tax)
Not only does this wafer cake look cute, it’s packed full of autumnal ingredients too, including astringent chestnut and coarse sweet red bean paste.
FUKUCHA Specially Made Matcha Koji Sweet Sake Red Bean Soup – ¥700 (Before Tax)
The koji sweet sake used in this dessert has a gentle flavour and a strong aroma. Added to it is matcha, chestnuts, sweet potato, and rice flour dumplings, all set into a mizu manju sweet water jelly.
Japanese confections are always best paired with Japanese tea, so be sure to stop by Saryo Fukucha when travelling around Kyoto.
Address: Kyoto Station Central Exit Floor 2F (901 Higashishiokoujicho, Shiokouji Sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto)
Opening Hours: 8:30-21:00 (Last Orders 20:30)
No Fixed Holidays
Official Website: https://fukucha-fukujuen.com/
Experience the Heart of the Japanese Tea Ceremony This Autumn in Ginza
22.September.2019 | FOOD
In line with the annual autumn event Ginchakai―which is held in Ginza and brings together multiple schools of tea in Japan for an open-air tea ceremony―Tokyu Plaza Ginza is hosting an event themed on the heart of the Japanese tea ceremony.
This special event will serve Japanese omotenashi, or “hospitality,” thorough various exhibits including a co-project with Tokyo University of the Arts, an exhibition by one of Japan’s leading confectionery companies Toraya Confectionery, and more.
The co-project with Tokyo University of the Arts will feature installations produced by the university that is centred on calligraphy drawn by Japanese calligrapher Shoko Kanazawa, who performs both in Japan and overseas, and the tea ceremony. There will also be several tokonoma alcoves around the event which will be like miniature gardens where one can enjoy the beauties of nature. There will even be covers of famous songs about autumn on October 27 at the KIRIKO TERRANCE on the roof.
Up in the KIRIKO LOUNGE on the 6th floor, Toraya will serve up a selection of traditional Japanese confections, including those that had already been created by the end of the Edo period. You can order a set of two confections and a drink. Sweets include the Kiren Kaki, which is made to look like a Japanese permission, and the Kuri Goyomi, which is made with chestnuts, sugar, and agar-agar.
Soak up the enchanting nostalgia of autumn while enjoying the Japanese tea ceremony at Tokyu Plaza Ginza.
The Heart of the Tea Ceremony in Ginza (Japanese Title: 銀座で触れる、茶の湯の心)
Running: September 26, 2019 – October 27, 2019
Location: Various places around Tokyu Plaza Ginza
GINZA Tokonoma Alcoves: Admire the Season With Tokonoma Art
Running: September 26, 2019 – October 27, 2019
Locations: Floors 3, 4, and 6
Autumn Music Performances
Date: October 27, 2019
Location: KIRIKO TERRACE on the Tokyu Plaza Ginza rooftop
TOKYU PLAZA GINZA x Bunkamura SPECIAL PROGRAM ~ Toraya Confectionery~
Running: October 11, 2019 – October 27, 2019
Time: 11:00-23:00 (Until 21:00 on Sundays and public holidays)
Location: KIRIKO LOUNGE (Tokyu Plaza Ginza Floor 6F)
Tokyu Plaza Ginza
Address: 5-2-1 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Official Website: https://ginza.tokyu-plaza.com/
Mogu Mogu Nippon | Convenience Store: 3 Seven Eleven Matcha Desserts
If you are wondering what Japan is particularly good at, matcha desserts is definitely one of them. However, you don’t have to go to a shop that specialises in matcha sweets to get your fill. Matcha desserts can be easily obtained from the convenience store and once you start, it is hard to stop.
Today, Instagrammer Yukko is going to introduce you to three delicious matcha desserts that you can get from Seven Eleven.
Dorayaki Pancakes Filled With Matcha Cream ￥278 (before tax)
Seven Eleven is always selling some kind of delicious matcha cream-filled dorayaki. This time, the name has been changed slightly. This dorayaki is just ￥3 more expensive than last time, however it looks just as good as it always has. You just will not be able to resist buying it.
As you take your first bite of this high-quality snack, the scent of the matcha will reach you first, followed by the flavour of the matcha which spreads instantly through your mouth. The matcha is rich yet so light that it will instantly melt on your tongue. The pancakes sandwiching the large creamy matcha filling are both fluffy and thick. Cut it in half and you will not be able to resist.
This is a wonderful snack to sink your teeth into while you walk. If you want to keep your hands clean, you could even use a spoon to scoop out the filling. Enjoy it in your own unique way as it is tasty no matter how you choose to enjoy it!
Matcha and Matcha Parfait ￥278
As the name implies, this matcha parfait is the perfect opportunity to taste a variety of matcha flavours in one single tub. From the bottom, the cup is filled with matcha jelly, followed by matcha mousse, milk mousse and matcha whipped cream. Within the layers of matcha whipped cream you will discover a goldmine of matcha jelly and a dorayaki pancake core.
The matcha flavour of the jelly is quite weak, however its wobbly and springy texture contributes to the deliciousness of the parfait. The moderately sweet whipped cream combined with the matcha flavour is perfectly balanced. The milk mousse has a rich, milky flavour. It may be sweet, however the matcha mousse underneath it is slightly bitter, so enjoy them together for a delicious overall flavour.
The fluffy matcha mousse and rich matcha is unbelievably delicious. The dorayaki centre is soft, fluffy and thick which accents the flavour. Overall, the parfait is not overpoweringly sweet and the matcha flavour is gentle on your tongue.
Uji Matcha Cream Mochi: ￥110 (before tax )
Uji Matcha Cream Mochi is a soft, thin and chewy dough that is rolled out thin and then wrapped around a large spoon of uji matcha cream. This is always a popular pick. Last time, they served the uji matcha chocolate mochi. I wonder how the Uji Matcha Cream Mochi will taste!
This time, the mochi has a slightly more springy texture. The outside is chewy, yet the inside is gooey. This mochi cake is bursting with matcha so you can really enjoy the matcha flavour. The bitter matcha flavour is perfectly balanced with a touch of sweetness. This dessert even come with a fork so that you don’t have to get your hands dirty.
I know, it is hard to choose which matcha dessert to try. Convenience stores are always refreshing the varieties of goods they sell, so if you are particularly attracted to any of the desserts mentioned above, it is probably best to try them before they are replaced.
Mogu Mogu Yukko introduces lots of desserts and sweets that are easily found in convenience stores and supermarkets on her Instagram so please check out her other posts:
Photos and Text: Mogu Mogu Yukko
Japanese confectionery series Tabemasu makes Kirby and the Warp Star!
20.April.2019 | FOOD
Tabemasu is a Japanese confectionery series that features sweets designed to look like characters. A new Tabemasu series is about to be released called Tabemasu Asorto (Tabemasu assortment). The design for this series is based around Kirby, Kirby’s Dream Land and the Warp Star which Kirby rides in the game. This series will be released on Tuesday 23rd April 2019. Tabemasu has plans to release another round of the Tabemasu Asorto series later!
The new Tabemasu Asorto series includes two traditional Japanese-style sweets in a set. The sweets are based on the world of Kirby. Kirby comes in the form of a chewy mochi sweet, and the Warp Star comes in the form of a soft, nerikiri sweet.
The name “Tabemasu” is a combination of the word “tabemasu” (eat) and “mascot”. As the name implies, the entire sweet is made from traditional Japanese ingredients, and so you can consume it all!
Kirby is a chewy pink ball of mochi dough filled with custard cream. There are a range of expressions to choose from, from smiley Kirby to sleepy Kirby and even a winking Kirby! There is also one secret design! There are six Kirby designs in total. Which of these squishy, round, cute Kirbys will you encounter? You’ll just have to head to the store to get one to find out!
The Warp Star is a chocolate cream nerikiri. Both the sweets are made with natural colourings. Put your squishy Kirby on the Warp Star to enjoy an image straight out of the game! Of course you won’t be able to help but take photos of this edible mascot before eating it! Don’t forget to post your pictures on social media!
You have to try this cute, photogenic Kirby!
©Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc. KB19-P1654
Tabemasu Asoto Kirby’s Dream Land
Price: ¥324 (¥350 including tax)
Release date: Tuesday 23/04/2019
Available at: Chilled desserts section of Lawson convenience stores nationwide.
More product information: https://www.bandai.co.jp/candy/tabemas/a-kirby
Product lineup information: http://www.bandai.co.jp/candy/tabemas/
8 Character Themed Cafés Running in April 2019
Character cafés are an exciting experience in Japan which sees a café collaborate with well-known anime series, game series and various franchises by decorating the café interior with designs and illustrations based on them and meals and drinks inspired by them.
Before continuing this article be sure to check out our March 2019 list of character cafes as some are still running.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar x Cafe Cucina & Company (March 20 – April 3)
Cafe Cucina & Company in Shibuya, Tokyo is collaborating with Eric Carle’s internationally-beloved picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar for two weeks from March 20 to April 3 to serve up a themed menu inspired by the colourful world. A total of 6 items will decorate the menu from hearty dishes to fruity drinks. This café will soon close on April 3, so don’t miss out!
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/185739
Devil May Cry 5 x CAPCOM CAFE AEON Lake Town (March 7 – April 24)
CAPCOM CAFE AEON Lake Town is celebrating the release of Devil May Cry 5―which hit consoles on March 8, 2019―with a themed cafe. A whole range of inspired dishes are on offer as well as drinks based on Nero, Dante and V. Reservations can be made online.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/180331
Pokémon Cafe 1 Year Anniversary Menu (March 14 – April 26)
Nihombashi’s Pokémon Cafe is currently celebrating its one-year anniversary with a special commemorative menu. Order a latte with latte art of any of the original 151 Pokémon, sips on smoothies, tuck into desserts and more.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/178933
Pompompurin Café Birthday Menu (March 15 – April 30)
Pompompurin’s birthday falls on April 16, and to celebrate, the Harajuku, Umeda, Yokohama and Nagoya branches of the Pompompurin Café is holding a celebratory birthday event. Food includes the “Hamburger Plate” which is made from a hamburger and a layer of mashed potato served with a rice ball Purin. For dessert you can enjoy a delicious creamy cheese pudding. Head to the Pompompurin Café to celebrate Purin’s 23rd birthday!
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/181662
Gudetama Cafe x MACCHA HOUSE (March 14 – May 6)
The Gudetama Cafe located in HEP FIVE is now collaborating with MACCHA HOUSE, a cafe that has received huge media coverage for its Uji matcha tiramisu. For the collaboration MACCHA HOUSE have created Gudetama versions of their Uji Matcha Tiramisu and Houjicha Tiramisu. These fun treats will only be available for a limited time so don’t miss out! There are lots of other Instagram-worthy delights to enjoy too such as the “Gudetama White Curry,” “Hot Matcha Latte” and more.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/181060
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
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
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
Did you enjoy this list? If you’re in Japan this spring, be sure to dine at all the character cafés you can!
Kagurazaka Terrine de Chocolat au Matcha Released at Le Coquillage
28.March.2019 | FOOD
French restaurant Le Coquillage has released the second item in its line of premium sweets: the Kagurazaka Terrine de Chocolat au Matcha.
Kagurazaka Terrine de Chocolat Matcha
The sweet is a harmonious marriage of white chocolate and matcha. It combines the delicate flavours of milk and vanilla and the rich deep notes of matcha to create enjoyable textures and tastes on the palate from the sweetness of the matcha to the refreshing delight of the chocolate.
Milk and vanilla is a combination loved by the world’s patissiers. The smooth white chocolate used for this sweet is “Ivoire” by Valrhona.
It also uses Nishio Matcha carefully selected by Yukiya Koumatsu, one of only 37 Tea Judges in Japan. In using this highly-regarded ingredient, Le Coquillage has been able to create delicious notes and flavours that linger in the mouth long after having eaten the sweet. The sweet is also alcohol and gluten free so anybody can enjoy it.
If you’re thinking of gifting this to somebody then Le Coquillage can tie the box with a ribbon and give you a message card for free.
The packaging has been specially designed to celebrate both French couverture chocolate and Japanese matcha production.
Be sure to pick up a box for yourself or someone special if you’re in Shibuya.
Kagurazaka Terrine de Chocolat au Matcha
Sold At: Le Coquillage (Hills Kagurazaka Floor 1F, 2-12-10 Kagurazaka, Shibuya, Tokyo)
Release Date: March 27, 2019
Le Coquillage Official Website: https://www.le-coquillage.com/
Cherry Blossom Jam Filled Rilakkuma Confections Releasing at Lawson Convenience Stores
21.March.2019 | FOOD
Japanese confectionery brand Tabemas is releasing new cherry blossom flavoured Rilakkuma and Kiiroitori confections. You’ll find them at Lawson convenience stores around Japan from March 26.
‘Tabemas’ is an abbreviation of the Japanese words taberareru masukotto, meaning ‘mascots that you can eat.’ It is a Japanese confectionery series that combines well-known characters and Japanese sweets made from ingredients like red bean paste, sugar and rice flour. Their products are hugely popular in Japan and are described as being too cute to eat. These delicate treats are the perfect dessert for the hanami season.
This product was originally released back in 2017, but this time they have made it even more delicious and fitting for the springtime. Rilakkuma is posed holding a pink cherry blossom flower while Kiiroitori is wearing one on his head. Inside both of them are two different bean pastes: Rilakkuma is brown sugar syrup flavoured while Kiiroitori is cherry blossom flavoured.
They not only taste delicious but are carefully crafted by hand so perfectly that you’ll find them nearly too cute to eat!
Tabemas Rilakkuma Sakura Rilakkuma
Price: ¥366 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March 26, 2019
Available: At the chilled desserts corner of Lawson branches in Japan.
*Not available at Lawson Store 100 branches.
*Limited stock. Products will discontinue once all have been sold.
*Select branches may receive stock at a different date from that of the release date.
*Select branches not stocking.
*Photos are for illustrative purposes only. Actual product may differ slightly.
*”食べマス” is a registered trademark of Bandai Co., Ltd.
Product Page: http://www.bandai.co.jp/candy/tabemas/s-rilakkuma/
©2019 San-X Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Hilton Tokyo is releasing an assortment of Easter inspired takeout sweets at its first floor Chocolate Boutique. They will be sold from March 8 to April 30.
Easter Bear & Rabbit
All of the sweets were created by executive pastry chef Harita including the cute Easter Chick made to look like a newborn peeping from its egg, the Easter Chicken, the Easter Pig―made in line with the Year of the Pig―and more.
Easter Takeout Sweets
The chocolates contain a variety of nuts, fruits and more. They make for the perfect springtime souvenir, so don’t miss out♡
Location: Chocolate Boutique (Hilton Tokyo Floor 1F, 6-6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo)
Running: March 8, 2019 – April 30, 2019
Opening Hours: Chocolate Boutique – 9:00-20:30
Prices: Easter Chicken ¥3,500 / Easter Rabbit ¥3,500 / Easter Pig ¥3,500 / Easter Pair ¥4,000 / Easter Chick ¥4,500
Official Website: https://www.hiltontokyo.jp/
Springtime Sweets at Tokyo Kaikan Remind Us That Spring Isn’t Far Away
04.March.2019 | FOOD
Spring is in the air at Tokyo Kaikan, a magnificent building that faces the Imperial Palace of Japan, where they are set to serve a selection of cherry blossom and spring themed foods and drinks from sweets and healthy greens to vibrant cocktails.
Seasonal ingredients taste like spring on the palate
Several restaurants in Tokyo Kaikan are preparing seasonal ingredients that taste most delicious in springtime. From rape blossoms to edible fuki flower buds, bamboo shoots to green peas―head to the luxurious Japanese cuisine restaurant Yachiyo, the teppanyaki house Kai, or the grill restaurant Rossini.
Looking for fancy desserts? Look nowhere else but the French cuisine extraordinaires Restaurant Prunier where they will be serving a cherry blossom blancmange. One bite blooms the full flavour of cherry blossoms in your mouth. Relax and indulge in ambrosia while feeling the call of spring.
A bright and beautiful spring sprung from tantalising cherry blossom and matcha sweets
The grand and spacious Rossini Terrace is preparing a special afternoon tea set that expresses that warm and tingly feeling you get upon arrival of spring.
A total of 11 appetising delights adorn the set, including exquisite sweets that cannot be ordered for takeout, a fine jelly made with foie gras, and plenty more. The “Sake & Cherry Blossom Martini” is made with refreshing Hakkaisan Sake.
Over at the Sweets & Gift pastry shop, you can look forward to tucking into the ultimate gourmet matcha flavoured “Hyoutan Profiteroles.” Only 20 will be served per day, adding to their exclusive luxuriousness. If you fancy something a little different, try the “Chestnut Shantery Sakura,” a cherry blossom coloured dessert. Both of these options make for gorgeous gifts or as additions to home parties.
<Cherry Blossom Sweets> Running: March 1, 2019 – April 10, 2019
Chestnut Shantery Sakura (Photo: Left) – ¥908
This classic sweet has an appealing texture of velvety chestnut paste and fluffy, melt-in-the-mouth fresh cream. Laced with cherry blossom flavoured cream, it not only tastes delicious, its pink colour also looks cute.
Cherry Blossom Roll Cake (Photo: Right): ¥1,500
The light pink sponge is made with white egg yolks. Its fluffy insides are filled with yoghurt cream and generous servings of blackcurrant cream mixed with a cherry blossom flavoured puree. It’s finished with toppings of cherry blossom marshmallows.
<Matcha Sweets> Running: April 11, 2019 – May 31, 2019
Chestnut Shantery Matcha (Photo: Right) – ¥908
The chestnut paste is strained to make it satisfyingly smooth. It also contains large-grained adzuki beans which give a sweet kick to the bitterness of the matcha.
Matcha Roll Cake (Photo: Left): ¥2,200
The sponge of this roll cake is made with matcha farmed in Hoshino, a village located in the city of Yame, Fukuoka. Inside sits fresh cream packed with black Japanese soy beans.
Japanese Tea Pound Cake (Photo: Center) – ¥1,800
This pound cake contains a bountiful serving of Japanese tea also from Hoshino in Fukuoka and black Japanese soy beans.
Matcha Hyoutan Profiteroles – ¥888 (Serving: March 1, 2019 – May 31, 2019) *20 served per day
Topped with chocolate spread out like a fan, these spring-only matcha flavoured profiteroles are filled with a rich custard cream made from matcha in Hoshino, Fukuoka.
Enjoy the full flavours of spring this year with a line-up of opulent sweets at Tokyo Kaikan.
Address: 3-2-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
Main Facilities: 8 shops and restaurants
Banquet Rooms: 13
Official Homepage: https://www.kaikan.co.jp/
Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/tokyokaikan/
Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tokyokaikan
[Those arriving via the JR Lines]
3-minutes on foot from Exit 6 of Tokyo Station via the Keiyo Line*
5-minutes on foot from the Tokyo International Forum Exit of Yurakucho Station
10-minutes on foot from the Marunouchi South Exit of Tokyo Station
*You can access the building via the underground concourse which connects directly to it.
[Those arriving via the Chikatetsu subway]
Nijūbashimae Station via Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
Yurakucho Station via Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line
Hibiya Station via Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
Hibiya Station via Toei Mita Line