Satisfy Your Strawberry Cravings at Strawberry Fetish, Shibuya109

20.June.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

Along with the renovation of department store SHIBUYA109, Japan’s first ever shop dedicated to candy-coated strawberries will be opening on the food and drinks floor (basement floor 2). The strawberry sweets shop, appropriately named Strawberry Fetish, will open on June 28, 2019.

Candy-Coated Strawberry Stick: ¥400 (after tax)

 

The theme here is “strawberry evolution”. These strawberry treats are perfect for adults as well as children.

 

Long Candy-Coated Strawberry Stick: ¥600 (after tax)

Black Candy-Coated Strawberry Stick: ¥200 (after tax)

These candied strawberry treats are an upgraded version of the candied strawberries that are often served at Japanese festivals. From different toppings to different lengths, the menu consists of a wide variety candied strawberry sticks.

Enjoy the crunchy and crispy sound as your teeth break through the carefully crafted candy coating. With just one treat, you can enjoy both delicious crunchiness as well as an elegant yet cute appearance. 

Strawberry X Milk: ¥550 (after tax)

Strawberry X Strawberry: ¥650 (after tax) 

 

There are also many other strawberry flavoured items on the menu. If you love strawberries, you just have to pop by.

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  • Try These Mouth-Watering Cherry Daifuku Sweets Made With Seasonal Cherries ♡

    11.June.2019 | FOOD

    Kofukudo has been selling delicious and elegant Japanese sweets for over 140 years. From June 14, they will release a new season-limited flavour of their popular *daifuku. The season-limited sweet will be called Sakuranbo Daifuku. (Cherry Daifuku).

     

    *Daifuku is a type of round, sweet mochi dough that is traditionally filled with a sweet filling such as red bean paste.

    Cherry Daifuku: ¥270 each (after tax)

    These daifuku are made using the seasonal Sato Nishiki cherries which are at their peak harvest time in June. This means that this is the only season where you can truly enjoy the beautiful flavour of this cherry. After extensive trial and error, a wonderfully balanced daifuku was created. The white bean jam has a mild sweet scent of cherry. Paying the slightest attention to detail, the sweet was carefully crafted in order to fully extract the fresh and juicy flavour of the cherries whilst preserving their high quality sweetness. A cherry casually sits on top of the white mochi of the daifuku. You just won’t be able to resist taking pictures of this cute treat. 

     

    This is perfect to set out on the dining table at a party. These seasonal sweet treats would also make the perfect gift when visiting a friend.

     

    Take a light bite of luxurious daifuku to experience the best of traditional Japanese sweets.

  • Summer Kicks Off at McDonald’s with Fruity Summer Drinks

    08.June.2019 | FOOD

    McDonald’s full-time barrister café feature McCafé by Barista serves original café coffee. As part of McDonald’s, they will launch summer drinks on Wednesday 12th June. From this day, the Peach Smoothie will be sold. There will also be a limited-time summer fruits smoothie which will be changed approximately every month. The first drink for round one is the Mango and Passionfruit Smoothie.

     

    Peach Smoothie: M: ¥440, L:  ¥480       Extra toppings M: ¥500 Extra toppings L: ¥540

    The summer drinks season will continue until late September. This year will mark the fifth year running of McCafé by Barista’s popular menu. This summer, the Peach Smoothie will keep you refreshed with its peachy goodness. Peach purée and peach tea syrup is mixed to create the body of the smoothie. The drink is topped with a sauce filled with chunky pieces of peach.

    Mango & Passionfruit Smoothie: M: ¥490, L: ¥530,       Extra toppings: M: ¥550 , L: ¥590

    The limited-time drinks will be changed approximately each month. For the first round, the Mango and Passionfruit Smoothie is on the menu with its southern tropical vibes.  The refreshing mango sauce made from Alphonso mango purée is combined with a flavourful yet moderately sour passionfruit sauce. The sauces are then mixed with ice. The drink is topped with a sweet and fruity sauce which contains chunky fruit pieces. The sweet and sour balance is just right. In addition, if you pay an extra ¥60 on top of your purchase when you order either of these drinks, you can increase the toppings on your drink!

     

    A round two and three of fruit smoothie summer drinks series has been planned. Don’t forget to pick up a stamp card! Every time you purchase from this menu, you will receive a stamp. Collect four and you will be awarded with a free smoothie from the regular menu or a frappé (M size)

     

    These smoothies are full of fruity feelings! Enjoy layers of luxury to your heart’s content.

  • La Bohéme Bonbon Parfait Releases Cute, Fresh & Fruity Parfaits This Summer ♡

    03.June.2019 | FOOD

    The reigning ruler of Café La Bohéme and La Bohéme Qualita‘s menu is the Strawberry Bonbon Parfait. As a summer special, a new challenger; the Lemon and Pineapple Bonbon Parfait, is stepping in from Monday 10th June 2019! Which will you pick?


    Lemon and Pineapple Bonbon Parfait ¥1,200 + tax

    The trademark feature of the new Lemon and Pineapple Bonbon Parfait is its luxurious mountain-load of fresh pineapple fruit pieces and round lemon slices! Enjoy the yoghurt with the sweet yet sour pineapple. It also contains cool honey lemon jelly. The perky vitamin C colour of this summer-limited bonbon parfait will add rays of summer vibes to your beautiful smile!

    Strawberry Bonbon Parfait ¥1,200 + tax

    As the regular favourite and ruling champion, the Strawberry Bonbon Parfait will remain standing proudly on the summer menu from its unshakable position! Sweet yet sour strawberries are piled generously on top of this parfait, making it perfect for a social media post!

     

    La Bohéme has many regular customers who order the same bonbon parfait time and time again. Of course, you can pop by on your own or even with good company. This would make a great date spot ー you could both order different drinks, taste and compare them and upload all your beautiful summery pictures to social media! This would also make for the perfect dessert, or even just something to enjoy on the go!

     

    These popular bonbon parfaits are definitely worthy of being part of your Instagram feed!

  • Mogu Mogu Nippon | Convenience Store: Häagen-Dazs Mini Cup Houjicha Latte Ice Cream

    19.June.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    This is the first article of a new series here on MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON we are calling Mogu Mogu Nippon (“Gobbling Japan”).

     

    It’s no secret that we here at MMN love eating. At any time of the day someone in the office is eating or drinking something. We have a particular weakness for new products and limited edition seasonal items that are released here in Japan. From time to time, someone will buy something and share it amongst everyone!

     

    In Mogu Mogu Nippon, we will showcase a selection of food, sweets and more that we want to recommend to you―our readers. For this first entry, we are heading to the convenience store to review the Häagen-Dazs Mini Cup Houjicha Latte.

     

    Here in Japan, Häagen-Dazs regularly scoops out a variety of limited edition ice cream flavours, many of which are tea flavoured.

     

    The one we recommend is their Houjicha Latte. This flavour was first released back in 2017 and has gone on to become hugely popular. Demand for this limited edition product to return has been huge (and I’m one of those people!). If you love tea, especially Japanese tea, then you’ll find this one irresistible.

     

    Matcha and matcha flavoured products are enjoying a boom around the world today. Like matcha, there are a lot of houjicha items sold here in Japan.

    The Houjicha Latte Häagen-Dazs ice cream is on sale right now for a limited time. I ate mine during snack time.

     

    Upon opening the lid you are met with a spiralling marble-like pattern in your ice cream which are two different types of houjicha. The ice cream is rich and has a full-bodied milk flavour. This is coupled with the fragrance and delicious taste of the tea making for a seriously refreshing ice cream. The balance between the flavours is perfect, so you get richness but your taste buds are also left feeling refreshed.

     

    The ice cream isn’t overly sweet and has just the right amount of bitterness from the houjicha. The sweetness of the milk fills your mouth and harmonises it all.

     

    We recommend the Häagen-Dazs Mini Cup Houjicha Latte to those looking to eat a dessert made in Japan. You can pick up a cup at most convenience stores across the country, so be sure to give it a try if you’re here for summer, especially if you’ve never tried houjicha sweets or desserts before!

  • Treat Yourself To Some Afternoon Teatime In Tokyo

    19.June.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    Hello, my name is Banako and I am a MOSHI MOSHI Friend!

    Today I’m going to introduce you to a café called Chansonnier Acorite, which is located close to Mejiro Station; an area bustling with life. Just a minute walk from the station and you will be surrounded by European interior decor and utensils, and gorgeous cakes that are the talk of the town!

    To get there, exit the station, turn left and go down the stairs and you will immediately find it.

     

    I ordered the cake set that even allows you to choose your own plate. (¥1,280)

    This set comes with one cake of your choice and a drink. Don’t forget to choose your own plate!

    It was so hard to choose from these beautiful plates, yet having a choice definitely sparked delight. These plates were specially selected and have been imported all the way from Europe.

    You can see the delicious cakes through the showcase. From there, you can choose which one you want. The cakes vary depending on the season and time of day.

    I ordered the most popular cake and drink combination; the Rose Chiffon Cake and a Hot Tea.

     

    The Rose Chiffon Cake looked beautiful and tasted just as good as it looked. The fluffy sponge cake was topped with some moderately sweet cream and faintly fragranced rose petals.

     

    This could be easily consumed by anyone ー even those who don’t really like sweet desserts. This place is full of fun little details, such as the cute teacup that matched the plate I chose and the unique and playful design of the teapot.

    After finishing the delicious meal, I had kiwi and strawberry tea. It had a refreshing yet slightly sour taste and was very easy to finish.

    Besides cakes, there is also a breakfast menu, and a beef stew set menu of which only 20 meals are served per day. Recently, the café has been creating original collaboration menus by cooperating with models and illustrators.

     

    This place is both close to the station and is loved by many regular customers. If you are looking for comfortable spot where you can relax for hours, look no further. 

     

    Come heal yourself and relax with some delicious afternoon tea at Chansonnier Acorite.

  • Battle The Heat With 5 Cute, Refreshing Foods and Drinks at Tokyo Disneyland

    18.June.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    The Star Festival celebration Tanabata Days is currently underway at Disneyland, but it’s already over 30 degrees outside. You’ll find yourself all sweaty just by standing up. That’s why today we will be introducing you to foods and drinks that will keep you cool and refreshed in this baking heat.

     

    A Cute Mickey Biscuit Ice Cream ♡

    Head to ICE CREAM CONES at World Bazaar to get your hands on a soft serve ice cream with chocolate (¥500). A wafer cone is filled with  delicious soft serve ice cream and then topped with chocolate sauce and bright, colourful chocolate. Finally, a biscuit decorated with Mickey’s winky face is placed on top. 

     

    The shop’s interior is decorated with cute pastel colours which make it the perfect spot for a picture, however, a picture with Cinderella’s castle in the background is also a grand idea.

    This is perfect for those of you who are looking for something both refreshing and cute. The ice cream has a rejuvenating flavour and tastes perfect along with the bitter cone.

     

    A Refreshing Cold Meal: Beef Salad Udon Noodles

    This one is recommended for those of you who are hungry but want to eat something cool rather than a burger. If this is you, head to Plazma Ray’s Diner at Tomorrowland for their cold beef karubi udon (¥780).

     

    Thick cold noodles are served in a delicious soup along with pieces of beef, aubergine, okra and other summer vegetables. It even includes a pink fish paste cake cut into the shape of Mickey’s face. You are bound to finish this refreshing meal quickly on a hot summer’s day.

     

    Perfect for the Peckish : A Sweet Treat

    The same shop sells a Monsters, Inc-themed Mike sandwich biscuit that is filled with chocolate ganache (¥400). This is the perfect pick-me-up when you’re in search of a quick energy boost.

    Cool chocolate and marshmallows are squished between the two biscuits. Have you noticed the giant eye on the top of the biscuit? You just won’t be able to resist taking a photo. When you’re slightly peckish, make sure to give it a try!

     

    A Moderately Sweet Refreshing Drink

    This one is for the coffee-lovers. Pop by Café Orléans to pick up the D’s Delights Vanilla Smoothie & Coffee Jelly (¥500). Underneath the vanilla smoothie is a layer of coffee jelly. The top of the smoothie is filled with cocoa. We recommend you thoroughly mix the vanilla smoothie and coffee jelly before drinking it. The sweetness of the smoothie and the bitterness of the coffee jelly are a match made in heaven. When you’re tired of walking and need something sweet and refreshing, this drink is sure to power you up back to full battery.

     

    Fruity Shaved Ice With Actual Fruit Pieces

    Last but not least is the Shaved Ice (¥400) which is sold at many places including Huey, Dewey and Louie’s Good Time Cafe. There are two flavours to choose from; Japanese pear and Japanese orange. The sauce poured all over your ice contains actual pieces of fruit that will bring you right back to life. If you pay an extra ¥400, you can get your shaved ice served in a Toy Story-themed souvenir cup that you can take back home with you.

     

    With all the sun and excitement at Disneyland, you could overheat, so please take care and make sure to rejuvenate yourself with something refreshing and delicious!
    © Disney

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    15.September.2021 | FOOD

    Opening in March 2021, Japan’s first luxury lifestyle Hotel W Osaka works with PIERRE HERMÉ PARIS to produce the ‘MIXup’ Art & Pastry Bar, which has unveiled a new Halloween themed dessert course and  à la carte cake, available from September 15.

     

    Pumpkin & Choux Cream / Ghost Montblanc / Frankenstein Cheesecake

    Rock’n’Roll

     

    Osaka is said to be the birthplace of Japanese cuisine, and in a similar vein,  this unique  ‘MIXup’ dessert course serves ‘CHEEKY’ sweets which are finished one-by-one in front of the customer. The counter-style serving has proven popular since it began in May of this year, known for the playful presentation and customer participation.

     

    This Autumn, the menu has been transformed into the ‘TRICKY CHEEKY HALLOWEEN’ course, with eight playful new desserts available to try. The desserts feature well-known Halloween monsters, and incorporate the taste of Autumn with pumpkin, chestnut, and pear, among other seasonal flavors.

     

    The take-out Halloween sweets lineup includes a matcha and red bean Frankenstein Cheesecake, a spooky Ghost Montblanc, jack-o-lantern shaped Pumpkin Choux Creams, and more. A limited Halloween variation of the bar’s iconic rose and raspberry Rock’n’Roll cake is also available! The recipe and baking techniques are based on the methods of PIERRE HERMÉ PARIS, with arrangements by The W Osaka.

     

    Try out some scarily tasty sweets this Halloween with The W Osaka and PIERRE HERMÉ PARIS!

     

  • Famous Oil Blotting Paper Brand’s Yojiya Café Reforms Three Popular Parfait Flavors

    14.September.2021 | FOOD

    The Yojiya Café, opened by the Yojiya brand famous for its Aburatorigami, or facial oil blotting paper, will be renewing its menu from September 13. The popular face parfait, which features the logo alongside a Kyoto woman with a mole, comes in three flavors available – Kinako, Matcha, and Milk Tea. Each parfait comes with a sauce, so you can adjust the taste as you eat.

     

    Kinako Parfait: ¥1,200 (Tax Incl.)

    Matcha Parfait: ¥1,200 (Tax Incl.)

    Milk Tea Parfait: ¥1,200 (Tax Incl.)

     

     

    The Yojiya Café is currently open in two locations, Gion and Sagano Arashiyama, offering a relaxing space to rest between shopping and sightseeing.

     

    The café has renewed their iconic Kinako Parfait, which combines Japanese Kinako and Western Maple Syrup, along with the Matcha Parfait, which is packed full of matcha ice cream, jelly, and cookies. The Milk Tea Parfait is made with a rich Japanese Tea and Earl Gray ice cream.

     

    Take a trip to Yojiya and find out which parfait is your favorite!

  • Wildly In-Demand Neko Neko Tiramisu Returns in Limited Quantities

    10.September.2021 | FOOD

    Neko Neko Cheesecake, a sweets shop specializing in cat-shaped treats, is adding the massively popular Neko Neko Tiramisu back to the menu for a limited time only, from September 10 until September 30, 2021.

    ※Until supplies last. 

     

    Originally sold as a limited-edition release for Father’s Day, 800 of these cat-shaped treats sold out instantly. Brought back as a result of constant consumer requests, the Tiramisu will only be available in very limited quantities.

     

    The Neko Neko Tiramisu is filled with soft sponge cake soaked with coffee syrup, with a layer of mascarpone cheese mousse layered on top. Finished with cocoa and coffee powder, it’s the perfect mix of bittersweet and rich flavors.

     

    The Tiramisu will also be available at the online store All Hearts Mall, making it easy to send to friends and family. As the pandemic continues to keep people apart, this adorable sweet is a great way to surprise loved ones far away.

     

    What do you think about this Neko Neko Tiramisu? It might be too cute to eat.

  • Healing ‘Panda’ Sweets Available at Gelato Pique Café for a Limited Time

    08.September.2021 | FASHION / FOOD

    A selection of healing monotone panda sweets will be available at the Gelato Pique Café between September 6 and September 25. The collection is titled “everyday PANDA! ~Sweets Time with Pandas~.”

     

    Menu

     

    Panda Crepe

     

    Panda Gelato

     

    Panda Float

     

     

    Goods

    Gelato Pique Café Original Panda Glass/Mug
    Available from September 6

    Gelato Pique Panda Motif Eco Bag / Panda Motif Hand Towel
    Online reservations open September 2, available instore from September 8

     

     

    In 2021, the Gelato Pique Café announced two rounds of animal themed sweets, proving hugely popular on social media. For Easter they released “Bunny Sweets” with rabbit ears motifs, while a series of “Polar Bear Sweets” was released during the Summer. Now, a selection of “Panda Sweets” is the latest to join the animal collection. 

     

    The chocolate and banana Panda Crepe is filled with a healing ganache and banana,  while the Panda Gelato has cocoa biscuits studded around the pandas neck, along with rounded eyes and ears. The “healing monotone” Panda Float combines the Gelato Pique Café’s original Guatemalan coffee blend with Royal Blue Bourbon.

     

    Along with this “everyday PANDA!” Fair, we have a large lineup of panda goods that will make you happy just by having them.  Goods that are perfect for presents, souvenirs, and rewards for yourself can be purchased at each gelato pique cafe store and EC site, so please look forward to that too!

    There is a huge lineup of panda goods that will brighten your day releasing alongside the “everyday PANDA” fair, which make perfect gifts for friends – or yourself! You can view the goods lineup in store and on the Gelato Pique website.

     

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Miffy Parfait Using Tofu!

    08.September.2021 | FEATURES / FOOD

    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, I’ll show you how to make an adorable Miffy Parfait using tofu shiratama!

     

    Tofu shiratama can be frozen without hardening, so it’s great to use for cooking as well as making sweets.

     

     

    Ingredients

    250g refined rice flour

    300g silken tofu

    ✩ This is about 1 bag of refined rice flour and 1 piece of silken tofu.

    Canned fruit or fruit of your choice

     

     

    Put the refined rice flour and silken tofu into a bowl and mix well.

    ⚠️ Do not drain the tofu!

    Don’t add water, just these two ingredients.

     

    ✩I knead all ingredients and then freeze it.

    Feel free to freeze it as dough, or boil it first.

    You can put them in Tupperware and store them in water in the refrigerator for a day or two. Don’t worry, they won’t harden!

     

    Add the coloring.

    Take a little bit of food coloring and add as you like.

    Here, I’m adding the yellow that will be the center of the flower.

     

     

    After mixing the dough, place it on parchment paper and put it in the freezer for about 30 minutes.

    You can shape it before placing it in the freezer, but chilling it will make it easier to work with.

     

    Cut out Miffy and her flowers.

    Place the yellow-colored piece into the middle of the flower.

    Roll the rest of the shiratama into balls.

     

     

    Boil the shaped shiratama while on the baking sheet.

    Boil the round shiratama as well. When they float to the top, place them in cool water.

     

     

    Place the shaped shiratama on parchment paper or plastic wrap and let dry briefly before adding decoration.

     

     

    Mix black cocoa with a little water, and using the mixture, draw Miffy’s face.

     

     

     

    Place the flowers and shiratama balls inside the glass, follow up with your favorite fruits!

    (If using canned fruit, feel free to add the syrup as well!)

     

    I hope you enjoy decorating this colorful dish!

     

     

    Kaori Kubota(@kaopan27

    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡

    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡

    You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page → @kaopan72

  • SEGA Taiyaki Ikebukuro, Akihabara Stores Reveal Second Collaboration with Chiikawa

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    ChiiKawayaki

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    ChiiKawayaki: Premium Cream or Chocolate:¥600 each (Tax Incl.)

     

    ※Shown images are samples.

     

     

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    ※Limited in quantity.

    ※Shown images are samples and may differ from the final product.

     

     

    ChiiKawa is a popular manga that is serialized on Twitter by illustrator NAGANO. The comic depicts the daily life of the ChiiKawa’s and has become known for its soft artwork, heartwarming story, and occasionally, some contrasting darkness.

     

    SEGA Taiyaki stocks popular food products from the Taiyaki brand Yokohama Kuriko-An, which has 31 stores throughout the Kanto region. They also collaborate with games and characters to produce Collaboration Taiyaki.

     

    The second ChiiKawayaki collaboration will satisfy both your eyes and your stomach!

     

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  • Baumkuchen Specialty Shop Katanukiya Offers Limited-Edition Panda Cake at New Location

    06.September.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

    On September 1, Baumkuchen specialty shop Katanukia opened its second location on the second floor of Tokyo Solamachi, beneath Tokyo Skytree. These traditionally German cakes are extremely popular in Japan, and using a cookie cutter can transform them into works of art! To commemorate the new shop, the Tokyo Solamachi location will sell a limited-edition Panda Baumkuchen that is almost too cute to eat.

    Panda Baumkuchen

    Starry Sky Panda Baumkuchen: ¥594 (Tax Included)


     

    Starry Sky Panda Baumkuchen & Drawstring Bag Set: ¥1,815 (Tax Included)

     

    The special Starry Sky Panda Baumkuchen is made from soft, moist cake, and depicts an adorable panda character ready to gaze at the night sky from Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower in the world. Children and adults alike will enjoy its gentle milk flavoring.

     

    The Starry Sky Panda Baumkuchen & Drawstring Bag Set includes the signature Baumkuchen, the Starry Sky Panda Baumkuchen, Panda shortbread, and an adorable bag. There will only be 100 of these sets available, so grab one before they’re gone!

     

    Is Baumkuchen popular in your country? How would you like to try these cute sweets in Tokyo?

     

  • The Westin Tokyo Hotel to Offer Premium Autumn Parfaits for Limited Time

    05.September.2021 | FOOD

    Three delicious desserts are coming to The Westin Tokyo for a limited time! Beginning October 1, visitors to the hotel can enjoy a collection of premium parfaits filled with seasonal ingredients and western liquors unique to the executive bar, simply named The Bar. These will be available until November 28, on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday nights only.

     

    Chocolate Parfait with Figs and Red Berries

    Chestnut and Apple Parfait

    Chestnut and Hazelnut Mont Blanc Parfait

     

    The chocolate parfait includes whole figs and bright red berries, and is finished with rich port. Calvados was added to the Chestnut and Apple Parfait, allowing guests to enjoy a refreshing combination of nuts, fruits, and mascarpone. The Mont Blanc Parfait includes a fragrant rum from Martinique, and has a richer dessert flavor.

     

    The executive pastry chef carefully layers each parfait by hand, and these unique treats combining flavors of both east and west can only be found at The Westin Tokyo!

  • New Halloween Sweets Collection Arrives at Tokyo’s Q-pot CAFE.

    03.September.2021 | FOOD

    Halloween is arriving early at Omotesando’s popular Q-pot CAFE. A collection of sweet, scary, grotesquely-adorable sweets are now available for a limited time. Each cake set and macaron set are made to order.

    Q-pot CAFE. Three Cake Set: ¥2,030 (Tax Included)

     

    This collection of three unique cakes includes the stomach-turning brain cake, and the much more palatable eye-patch ghost cake. Guests can also enjoy the popular cookie tiramisu.

    Halloween Limited Edition ~Eye-Patch Ghost Cake~

     

    As you dig into this fluffy dessert, enjoy the flavor of chopped almonds and feuillantine, wrapped in gyuhi, a type of Japanese traditional confectionery. The pistachio and berry sauce blends into the vanilla mousse, and is sure to appeal to any fan of sweets.

    Halloween Limited Edition ~Brain Cake~

     

    This frightening dessert is made with strawberry and other red berry jellies, milk mousse, Genoise, and savory almonds. Dissecting it won’t be easy, but the taste is well worth it.

    ~Cookie Tiramisu~

     

    Mascarpone mousse with chocolate sponge dipped in espresso, topped with bittersweet coffee-flavored ganache cream with caramelized hazelnuts…what more could you want?

    Q-pot CAFE. Halloween Macaron Set (3 pumpkin/3 apple cinnamon): ¥2,430 (Tax Included) *Also available at the cafe individually for ¥360 (Tax Included)

     

     

    Jack-o-Lantern macaroons and spooky eyeball macaroons are available for takeout for a limited time only! Order at the cafe, the online shop, or through Uber Eats.

    ~Jack-o-Lantern Macaroon~

     

    Full of the rich, sweet taste of pumpkin, these will put you in the mood for the Halloween season.

    ~Eyeball Macaron~

     

    These scary snacks are filled with apple jelly, cinnamon, and spicy ganache cream.

     

     

    Do these sweets put you in the Halloween spirit?

  • Spooky and Super-cute Halloween Treats Coming to Mister Donut

    01.September.2021 | FOOD

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    Black Choco Cat

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  • Mister Donut Releases Sweet Potato Treats for Autumn

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    To ring in the fall season, Mister Donut shops across Japan are now offering five different sweet potato donuts. The scrumptious sweets will be available until the end of November.

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    Purple Sweet Potato Donut

    Candied Sweet Potato Donut

    Sweet Potato Donut

     

    The final donut on the list, the Sweet Potato Donut, doesn’t refer to a typical sweet potato in Japanese, but instead to a popular sweet potato cake. It’s topped with sweet potato cream and black sesame.

     

    These sweet potato themed treats have been available for the past three years, and continue to please customers with their simple taste and texture. Each pastry is kneaded with specific types of sweet potato powder, to give it a signature flavor and feel.

     

    New additions to this year’s lineup include the Honey Sweet Potato Donut and the Honey Sweet Potato with Butter Donut. By soaking the dough used for these treats in syrup, each bite provides a burst of sweetness while also keeping the texture of a freshly-cooked autumn potato. The Butter Donut is oven-baked with a salted butter-flavored filling.

     

    The Purple Sweet Potato, Candied Sweet Potato, and Sweet Potato Donuts from last year are all making a comeback after immense popularity. Which one would you try first?

  • Popular Sweets Shop Chez Nakatsuka Opens New Shaved Ice & Mont Blanc Specialty Store

    25.August.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

    Western-style confectionary shop Chez Nakatsuka, which has three stores along Osaka prefecture’s Hankyu Senri Line, is opening a specialty shaved ice and Mont Blanc store on August 23. The shop is called ‘Yama to Koori,’ meaning ‘Mountains and Ice,’ the perfect description of these two summertime treats. 

     

    The restaurant’s shaved ice is an arrangement of items available from Chez Nakatsuka’s hidden menu, made with richer syrup and new ingredients. It’s shaved at a surface temperature of as close to zero degrees as possible. The delicate Mont Blanc is made with carefully-selected Japanese chestnuts squeezed into a thin string shape to achieve the ultimate smooth texture. 

     

     

    Raspberry and Italian Pistachio sauce/Two varieties of strawberry syrup and homemade condensed milk sauce/Uji Matcha green tea and homemade brown sugar Warabimochi

    Kumamoto Japanese chestnut and Wasabon meringue



    Each shaved ice and Mont Blanc are made by professional pastry chefs, and will be available year-round in limited quantities. Both are also available to eat at the restaurant or for takeout. 

     

    Which treat would you order to help beat the heat? 

     

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