5 Must Try Strawberry Desserts in Fukuoka – MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON

07.February.2020 | FEATURES / FOOD

If you thought we hadn’t covered enough desserts and food from Fukuoka already here on MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON, never fearーwe’ve got you covered with another tasty line-up for you. This time we’re looking at a list of 5 must-try strawberry desserts from Kyushu’s northern island, and we’re joined by Instagrammer moe who has provided us with some mouth-watering photos of each pick.

COFFEE COUNTY | Kurume

Amaou Strawberry Pie
COFFEE COUNTY is a famous coffee shop in the city of Kurume. It has a chill and relaxing atmosphere which is wrapped with the delicious smell of freshly-brewed coffee and desserts. Their strawberry pie, which is made with amaou strawberries from Fukuoka, blends together harmoniously the sourness of the strawberries with the sweetness of the cake.
Also, if you love coffee and happen to buy some coffee beans from the cafe, you’ll receive a free cup of coffeeーwhich goes great with the pie.
▼COFFEE COUNTY
Address: 1-21-21 Takasago, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture
Opening Hours: 11:00-19:00
Closed: Wednesdays
Official Website: http://coffeecounty.cc

Kurasukoto | Hirao

Strawberry Parfait
Kurasukoto is another relaxing cafe, decked out with wooden tables and shelves. They also sell a range of miscellaneous items in addition to the food menu too, like clothes and accessories. Their strawberry parfait was incredibly popular last year, and is back again this year. It’s loaded with handmade fresh cream and custard which sits on a pile juicy jam made from fresh strawberries. The top layer is subtly sweet while the bottom is sweet and sour. Combined, they make the ultimate balance of flavours.
▼Kurasukoto
Address: 1-11-21 Hirao, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture
Opening Hours: 11:30-18:00
Closed: Mondays & Sundays
Official Website: https://www.kurasukoto.com/

DAIMYO SOFT CREAM | Hakata

Strawberry x Strawberry Ice Cream
DAIMYO SOFT CREAM is an incredibly popular ice cream shop which sells around 10,000 ice creams a day. During the daytime, there are lines of people waiting outside for a scoop. It’s close to Hakata Station so is easy to get to.
Their ice cream is really soft and rich, and the flavours change with each passing season. They have an eat-in space too if you want to sit and relax to enjoy your cone.
▼DAIMYO SOFT CREAM
Address: 1-11-4 Daimyo, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture
Opening Hours: 11:00-22:00
Official Website: http://daimyosoftcream.com

Pinsirio | Kuromon

Strawberry Forest
Pinsirio’s parfaits get you excited by just looking at them. Their parfaits are made with fresh in-season fruits. The cafe has an open kitchen, so you can enjoy watching your parfait being made.
The “Strawberry Forest” is served in a glass and absolutely overflows with strawberries. Every mouthful down to the last bite is strawberry flavoured. The rich taste of the salted butter sable cookies and the light sourness of the cheesecake are to die for too.
▼Pinsirio
Address: 8-15 Kuromon, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture
Opening Hours: 11:00-18:00
Closed: Tuesdays

 

 

yorimichi | Kasuya

Shrimp & Egg / Strawberry Chocolate Chip
yorimichi is famous for being a bakery with a unique custom where customers must take their shoes off to enter. It’s customary in Japan to take your shoes off when entering someone’s home, as well as in certain restaurants and izakaya, but it’s pretty much unheard of for a bakery.
The bakery makes a limited batch of 600 breads a day, meaning that most of the time they sell out their stock by evening time. The strawberry chocolate chip bread is filled with a homemade chocolate chip cream which is a match made in heaven when paired with the sweet strawberries. Try eating it together with one of the savoury sandwiches for a real treat.
▼yorimichi
Address: 1-10-43 Chōjabaruhigashi, Kasuya District, Fukuoka Prefecture
Opening Hours: 7:30-15:00
Closed: Tuesdays

Did you enjoy this list? If you’re in need of more cafe recommendations in Fukuoka, then be sure to follow moe on Instagram.

 

Original Text & Photos: moe

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.

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