9 Must Try Desserts and Sweets in Hokkaido & at New Chitose Airport – MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON

06.February.2020 | FEATURES / FOOD

We at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON know our readers love desserts and sweets as much as we do, and that’s why we make sure to never go too long without writing about the latest must-try treats in Japan, like our recent article on matcha desserts in Sapporo.
We return to you once more with the 9 must-try delectable delights at New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido, and at various locations across Hokkaido. If you’re heading to Japan’s northernmost prefecture, and are using this airport, or are travelling throughout Hokkaido, then you can’t miss out on these irresistible picks.
Today, we are joined by Kei, a Japanese Instagrammer who posts enticing pictures of the delicious desserts and drinks he has tried at cafes around Hokkaido. He has kindly provided us with his incredible pictures along with a descriptions, which we have translated into English. Enjoy!

GINRYU・BonBon BERRY | New Chitose Airport

GINRYU・BonBon BERRY is a revamp of the original shop, GINRYU. Located on the second floor of New Chitose Airport Terminal, the new shop has teamed up with BonBonBERRY, another store right next to Atami Station in Shizuoka Prefecture.

 

The shop specialises in Tokachi Ginryu strawberries, a variety of strawberry produced in the town of Otofuke. They have a distinct appearance and taste, with their beautiful white inside, low acidity, and high sugar content.

Omocchiizu Strawberry Skewer – ¥432
This skewered dessert is made up of strawberries, cheese-filled sticky rice cake, and strawberry baumkuchen. This is the ultimate strawberry indulgence!
Strawberry Bavarois – ¥740
Bon Bon Soft – ¥500
The Strawberry Bavarois and soft serve ice cream look super cute too. The high sugar content of the Ginryu strawberry makes them perfect for any kind of dessert.
The shop is stocked full of other great sweet treats too, so be sure to check out their strawberry range.
▼GINRYU・BonBon BERRY
Address: New Chitose Airport Terminal – Floor 2F
Opening Hours: 8:00-20:00
No Fixed Holidays
Enquiries: 0123-29-4480

Chocolatier Masale | New Chitose Airport

Chocolatier Masale is a standout name in Hokkaido. This leading chocolate company have multiple branches – in addition to the Sapporo shops, they have sites in both the lobby and gate lounge of New Chitose Airport.

Mousse Glacee White Chocolate & Hokkaido Milk – ¥410
Exclusive to the departure lobby branch of Chocolatier Malase, this chocolatey dessert is an ensemble of ice cream made from mousse-packed Hokkaido milk and covered in chocolate. It’s finished with cracked freeze-dried strawberries which give a fruity kick to the smooth taste of the ice cream and delightful chocolate.
▼Chocolatier Masale – New Chitose Airport Departure Lobby (ショコラティエマサール 新千歳空港出発ロビー店)
Address: New Chitose Airport Terminal – Floor 2F
Opening Hours: 8:00-20:00
No Fixed Holidays
Enquiries: 0123-29-4115
Official Website: https://www.masale.jp/

siretoco sky sweets | New Chitose Airport

siretoco doughnuts were created in the town of Nakashibetsu in Hokkaido. The New Chitose Airport Terminal branch is immensely popular for its cute mini animal doughnuts which are steamed instead of being dropped into hot oil, making them a healthier doughnut option.
Happy New Year Lucky Rat – ¥420 / Rich★Cream Cheese – ¥390
The doughnut on the left celebrates 2020 and the Year of the Rat in the Chinese Zodiac. It’s white chocolate and strawberry chocolate flavoured. It’s also not too sweet and has a soft and fluffy texture. The cheese doughnut has a very cheesy flavour indeed. All the animal faces are also made by hand, so each and every one is unique. Both are really cute looking.
▼siretoco sky sweets (シレトコ スカイ スイーツ)
Address: New Chitose Airport Terminal – Floor 2F
Opening Hours: 8:00-20:00
No Fixed Holidays
Enquiries: 0123-46-2109

Cafe Owl | Lake Shikotsu

Handmade Baked Purin – ¥500
Cafe Owl is situated in Shikotsuko Onsen, a popular tourist spot about a 55-minute transit bus ride from New Chitose Airport. It has a warm atmosphere to it with its log house-like appearance. Their food menu has just two things on it: pizza and purin (Japanese custard pudding). I ordered a purin and cup of coffee as a set.
The photo doesn’t show how big the purin actually is – it’s like a cake slice. It has a refreshing taste and isn’t overly-sweet so can be chowed down easily.
▼Cafe Owl (カフェアウル)
Address: Shikotsuko Onsen, Chitose, Hokkaido
Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00
Closed: Wednesdays
Enquiries: 0123-25-2590

Pennennolde | Lake Shikotsu

Atsuma Honeysuckle Rare Cheese & Cocoa – ¥380 / Walnut Chocolate Ganache – ¥380
This cafe is also located in Shikotsuko Onsen. Their main meal is muffins, which are served warm inside their very relaxed space. The honeysuckle cheese muffin is thick and sticky, and doesn’t have an unpleasant smell from the cheese. It’s simply delicious. The chocolate ganache too is melted which only adds to the nice texture of the walnuts.
The muffins can be ordered for takeout too, so you can take them with you to enjoy the local sights.
▼Pennennolde (ペンネンノルデ)
Address: Bangaichi, Shikotsuko Onsen, Chitose, Hokkaido
Opening Hours: 10:00-17:00
No Fixed Holidays
Enquiries: 0123-25-4115

Kita no Umaimonten Hekisui | Lake Shikotsu

Raspberry Chocolate Soft Cream – ¥500
This cafe is close to Lake Shikotsu. They sell soft serve ice cream from the famous Iwase Farm located in the city of Sunagawa. This flavour is made with rich chocolate ice cream and is topped with freeze-dried raspberries, creating a great balance between the two.
This small place has its own eat-in area too, so you can kick back and relax while you enjoy the taste of some Hokkaido soft serve ice cream.
▼Kita no Umaimonten Hekisui (北のうまいもん店碧水)
Address: Shikotsuko Onsen, Chitose, Hokkaido
Opening Hours: Not known
Closed Days: Not known
Enquiries: 0123-25-4115
Official Website: Not known

Doremo LeTAO | Chitose

Chocolate Noisette Berry – ¥1,540
Doremo LeTAO is just a 15-minute walk from Chitose Station. Their “Chocolate Noisette Berry” is packed fully of rich chocolate, nuts, and berries.
Berry Mascarpone – ¥1,650
The “Berry Mascarpone” comes with four pancakes drizzled in berry sauce, mascarpone, custard, strawberries, and vanilla ice cream. The pancakes have soft meringue inside them, but are still light to eat, so you can rest assured you won’t have a heavy stomach afterwards.
▼Doremo LeTAO (ドレモルタオ)
Address: 6-1-1 Asahinochi, Chitose, Hokkaido
Opening Hours: 11:00-18:00
No Fixed Holidays
Enquiries: 050-5570-2975

Mirtillo | Osatsu

Mirtillo is a gelato shop on the outskirts of Osatsu in Chitose. It’s a tricky place to reach without a car, but it still stands as an incredibly popular gelato store. They have 16 flavours of gelato including several limited-time options.

Waffle Parfait – ¥1,000
I tried their “Waffle Parfait,” which lets you pick from two gelato of your choice along with toppings. The combination of the crunchy waffles with the gelato is delicious. Added together with the blueberry sauce and fruits, you get a variety of tastes and textures.
The blueberries are actually all grown on site.
▼Mirtillo (ミルティーロ)
Address: 2 Osatsu, Chitose, Hokkaido
Opening Hours: 11:00-18:00
No Fixed Holidays
Enquiries: 0123-23-5323
Official Website: http://mirtillo.tank.jp/

Donut Chaya Honwaka | Eniwa

Honwaka Cocoa – ¥140 / Autumn Chestnut – ¥220
Honwaka is a doughnut shop about 1.5km from Eniwa Station. I got to try some of their seasonal autumn flavours: the fluffy and flavourful “Honwaka Cocoa,” and the chestnut and chestnut cream-loaded “Autumn Chestnut.” The chestnut cream is just the right amount of sweetness and has a really delightful chestnut flavour.
The store offers limited-time seasonal flavours with each passing season, so be sure to check out my Instagram to see more.
▼Donut Chaya Honwaka (ドーナツ茶屋 ほんわか)
Address: 7-18-4 Koganeminami, Eniwa, Hokkaido
Opening Hours: 11:00-17:00
No Fixed Holidays
Enquiries: 0123-25-5346
Did you enjoy these dessert picks? We hope you get to try some of them, and if you want even more dessert recommendations from Hokkaido, be sure to follow Kei on Instagram.

 

Photos & Original Text: Kei / 敬 (@607keih)

Translation: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

 

*Information written in this article is correct at the time of publishing. For more details on each shop, please visit their official websites and social media pages.

*Food names are translated from Japanese into English where appropriate.

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