Neko Neko Cheesecake Releases New Cat-Shaped Mikan Orange Flavoured Cake
15.April.2021 | FOOD
Neko Neko Cheesecake is set to open pre-sales for its new Nyan Cheese Mikan cheesecake at Pastel branches of Neko Neko Cheesecake on April 22 before rolling it out at all Neko Neko Cheesecake branches.
Neko Neko Cheesecake is a sister brand of Neko Neko Kuu Pan from the same company which serves cat-shaped bread.
Nyan Cheese Mikan | Single Slice: ¥237 (Tax Included)
Nyan Cheese Mikan | Box of 4: ¥1,080 (Tax Included)
The cheesecake is made with Brie de Meaux, aka the king of cheeses, and cooked at a high temperature to add a gorgeous browned surface. They contain rich juice from mandarin oranges to give them a refreshing kick perfect for the spring season. A perfect snack or post-dinner dessert.
Eggs’n Things Popular Halloween Menu Returns for Limited Time
15.October.2021 | FOOD
EGGS’N THINGS JAPAN have announced that between October 15 and October 31, their most popular Halloween item ever – the 2018 Halloween Trick Pancakes – will be returning to Eggs’n Things and Eggs’n Things Coffee stores nationwide.
The black pancake batter is kneaded with cocoa and is topped with subtly sweet pumpkin cream shaped in a cute spider pattern, finished with a swirl of purple taro whipped cream. Eggs’n Things have even hidden a colorful, popping trick inside the pancake.
Have some fun this Halloween at Eggs’ Things!
Halloween Trick Pancake
Cost: ¥1,730 (Tax Incl.)
Availability: October 15 ~ October 31 2021
Participating Stores: Eggs’n Things, Eggs’n Things Coffee stores nationwide
※This item is not available to take out.
Patisserie Antenor in Kobe Releases Limited-Time Halloween Cakes
Antenor, a beloved patisserie located in Kobe, began selling limited-time Halloween-themed cakes on October 1, 2021. The exciting lineup will have guests ready for the scariest day of the year, offering sweets made with purple sweet potato, Mont Blanc, and pumpkin.
Halloween Petit Four – Available from October 16 until October 31
Pumpkin Mont Blanc – Available from October 1 until October 31
Halloween Cheesecake – Available from October 1 until October 31
Gateau Chocolat Classic Cake – Available from October 1 until October 31
Halloween Assortment (M) – Available from September 1 until October 31
The Halloween Assortment (M) includes three types of popular cookies and is available now ahead of the October holiday. It would make a perfect gift, so snag one of these festive boxes before they’re gone!
Limited-Time Halloween Cake
Official Site: https://www.antenor.jp
Halloween Sweets Buffet Coming to Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu for Two Days Only
Moshi Moshi Nippon has delivered news on tons of Halloween treats this holiday season, but can there ever really be enough? Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyo has announced a special two-day-only Halloween Sweets Buffet on October 30 and 31 at the location’s Flyer’s Table restaurant on the second floor.
Pumpkin Cheese Tart
Black Cream Puff
Guests can enjoy a variety of spooky treats all incorporating fall flavors like chestnut, pumpkin, sweet potato, pear, and apple. Offerings include the Pumpkin Cheese Tart, a mildly-sweet cheese tart made with sour cream, cottage cheese, and cream cheese, and topped with pumpkin cream; the Ghost Mousse, a chestnut mousse made to look like a ghoul; and the Black Cream Puff, made with black cocoa and a cassis cream filling.
At the demonstration corner, guests can see the Sweet Potato Mont Blanc being made. Those wanting something besides sweets can enjoy a selection of sandwiches decorated in Halloween style!
Halloween Sweets Buffet
October 30 and 31, 2021
Official Site: https://www.tokyuhotels.co.jp/haneda-e/
Neko Neko Shokupan Releases Online-Only Limited Edition Halloween Set
07.October.2021 | FOOD
Neko Neko Shokupan have announced that between October 1 and October 22, a limited edition “Dark Halloween” Neko Neko Shokupan Halloween and special set will be available on the official ALL HEARTS MALL webshop. The Nyanchee cheesecake from sister brand Neko Neko Cheesecake will also be included in the new set. Why not spend your Halloween with these tasty treats?
Online-Only Flavor: Neko Neko Shokupan Dark Halloween
Neko Neko Shokupan ~Halloween~
Neko Neko Shokupan Dark Halloween & Nyanchee Set
Neko Neko Shokupan Galloween & Nyanchee Set
Neko Neko Shokupan Two Types & Nyanchee Halloween Set
Neko Neko Shokupan Three Types & Nyanchee Halloween Set
The Neko Neko Shokupan Dark Halloween variation is baked from a cherry flavored dough and filled with cream, raisins, and chocolate chips. The subtle cherry taste is combined with rich and creamy whole milk to create an all-new flavor. A bitter black cocoa has been mixed in to add a slightly mature taste to the recipe. This slightly dark Neko Neko Shokupan can only be enjoyed this Halloween!
The special Halloween flavored Neko Neko Shokupan ~Halloween~ will be sold for the first time in two years in stores nationwide. The catchy Halloween-inspired design is baked using a pumpkin and black cocoa flavored dough, filled with raisins and dark chocolate. While the Shokupan is made using black cocoa, bitterness is reduced by the whole milk cream used in most Neko Neko Shokupan products, resulting in a sweet and milky flavor. Don’t forget, the desserts look great in photos too!
The Nyanchee is a cheesecake that has been baked at a high temperature to produce a dark brown, Basque finish. For this season, both a plain and Autumnal “Pumpkin” set will be released. The seasonal pumpkin Nyanchee has been made using a pumpkin purée for a rich, Fall flavor. The subtly sweet pumpkin and soft cheese will resonate with your tastebuds!
KEYUCA Celebrates Halloween with Limited-Edition Autumn Sweets
06.October.2021 | FOOD
Dolce Felice and Keyuca Sweets, two sweets brands produced by lifestyle shop KEYUCA, have come together to sell some new treats inspired by the autumn season, along with the Halloween vibe. The autumn-inspired sweets will be on sale starting October 1 at participating shops and online, while the Halloween sweets will be sold for three days only, from October 29 to 31. Preorders are open now. These delicious delicacies will be filled with fall ingredients, including Hokkaido-grown Ebisu pumpkin cream and chestnut.
Limited-Time Halloween Sweets
Petit Halloween Pound Cake, 2 pieces
On sale: October 1 – October 31 *While supplies last.
Monster Shortcake / On sale: October 29 – October 31
*Available to preorder at all stores starting October 1
Monster Eclaire / On sale: October 29 – October 31
*Available to preorder at all stores starting October 1
Monster Mont Blanc / On sale: October 29 – October 31
*Available to preorder at all stores starting October 1
Limited-Time Autumn Sweets
Ebisu Pumpkin Eclaire
Chestnut Mont Blanc Shortcake
Various limited-edition treats signify the coming of Halloween, with monster, black cat, and jack-o-lantern motifs. How would you like to bring home some of these ghoulish delights?
2021 Halloween Sweets Collection Coming Soon to Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel
The pastry shop at Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel will start selling an absolutely gorgeous selection of Halloween sweets starting October 1, 2021.
Purple Sweet Potato Mont-Blanc (S, pictured left and right): ¥630 (Tax Included) / (M, pictured center): ¥2,700 (Tax Included)
Chatnoir: ¥745 (Tax Included)
Pumpkin Pudding: ¥626 (Tax Included)
The sweets included in this year’s lineup are meant to bring some joy to those who have struggled during the past year of lockdown, and those who might not be able to attend their favorite seasonal events this year. In this lineup of three beautifully decorated treats, guests can bring the spirit of Halloween home. Which of these would you want to add some spooky flair to your kitchen?
Halloween Sweets Collection 2021
Available: October 1 – October 31, 2021
Location: Pastry Shop (LBF)
Official Site: https://www.tokyuhotels.co.jp/cerulean-h/
New Specialty Shop in Shinjuku Selling Edible Jewels for a Limited Time
04.October.2021 | FOOD
Mahou no Kohakutou, a shop specializing in sweets that look exactly like sparkling jewels, will be open for a limited time from October 1 to October 10, 2021, inside the Shinjuku Marui Main Building. These unique treats are actual amber candy, but it’s hard to want to eat something that looks so expensive.
Each piece is cut by hand
Pieces from the Magical Vial Series
Finished amber candy
Amber candy before the drying process
Amber sugar is often appropriately called rock candy due to its mineral-like appearance. Despite their hard appearance, these treats have a much more complex texture than you’d think, crunchy on the outside but chewy on the inside. It takes about one week to crystallize each piece to get the right texture, and chefs must constantly keep an eye on the process by turning the sweets when needed and adjusting the humidity.
Rather than using a machine or mold, each of these jewels is formed by hand, one by one. This means each one is completely different!
All coloring is accomplished with natural food-derived dye, and the sweets contain no synthetic coloring or flavoring. All it takes is a few simple ingredients to create something scrumptious!
Mahou no Kohakutou – Shinjuku Marui Main Building Concept Shops Space
Address: Shinjuku Marui Main Building 8F (Concept Shops Space)
Open: October 1 – October 10, 2021
Official Site: https://peraichi.com/landing_pages/view/mahonokohakuto/
Villain-Themed Halloween Sweets Buffet Opens for One Day Only in Saitama
The Omiya ART GRACE Wedding Chateau in Saitama will hold an all-you-can-eat Halloween buffet on October 31, 2021. Guests can enjoy as many villain-themed treats as they like, all prepared and decorated by the skilled on-site wedding patissier.
In addition to sweets–like the sorcerer’s macaroon, pirate pudding, and cold-hearted chocolate mint ice cream–guests can also treat themselves to all-you-can-eat savory meals, including pirate’s seafood pizza and devil black curry. A photo spot will also be available in the main dining room, which will be entirely decorated for the occasion. This is the perfect event for a girl’s night out or for families with children, so be sure to make your reservation now!
Mischievous Villains Dessert Time ~Art Grace of Terror~
Open: October 31, 2021, *Reservations required.
First Seating: 11:00-12:30 Second Seating: 13:15-14:45
Address: Omiya ART GRACE Wedding Chateau/Guest House (1-816-7 Uetake-cho, Kita-ku, Saitama)
Access: 9-minute walk from JR Toro Station
Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel Offering Halloween Sweets Throughout October
Cafe Toastina, located inside the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel, will be serving up some Halloween-themed sweets throughout the month of October! While it’s possible to simply stop by and snag one of these monstrous treats, each Friday, a special Halloween edition of the popular Friday Sweets Buffet has also opened reservations.
Jack-o’-lantern Tart: ¥800
How can you have Halloween without a carved pumpkin? Featuring dough filled with pumpkin and a topping of maple jelly and mousse, this cream-covered treat is sure to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth. Atop the smiling pumpkin sits a cookie, chestnuts, pistachio cream, and a ghost made of chocolate. (Actually, it might be too cute to eat.)
Monster Cream Puff: ¥800
This puff pastry is filled to the brim with custard cream and apple compote, then topped with sweet potato vanilla mousse. The monster’s face is made with purple sweet potato cream and chocolate, which makes this the perfect treat for autumn.
Pistachio Frankenstein: ¥800
Crunchy chocolate sits atop this ghoulish mix of pistachio mousse, chocolate, and cherry jelly. Decorated to resemble one of the most recognizable Halloween monsters, each eyeball is made of white chocolate. The result? He might be more cute than scary.
Mummy Bread (pictured left): ¥400
Each one of these fluffy treats is made with a mix of cocoa-flavored dough and cookie dough and filled with chocolate custard, fresh cream, and raspberry jam.
Jack-o’-lantern Meat Danish (pictured right): ¥500
Each crispy pastry is filled with beef bolognese, three types of mushrooms, and bechamel sauce, before being baked to perfection.
The #SheratonSweetsBox (October Edition)
Each month, a new collection of eight mini-sweets is released by the hotel. The limited-edition October box is packed with a jack-o’-lantern, a one-eyed monster, and Frankenstein peeking out from the lid.
Along with all of these tasty snacks, the hotel itself will be decorated in line with the theme of ‘Halloween Laboratory.’ Staff members will be dressed in white lab coats, and guests may feel like some scary monsters have escaped–so don’t miss out on this full Halloween experience!
Halloween Sweets & Bakery
Running: October 1 – October 31, 2021
Friday Sweets Buffet
Running: Each Friday from October 1 – October 29, 2021
Times: 1st Seating, 13:00-14:40 / 2nd Seating, 15:00-16:40
Price: Adults ¥3,200 / Children 4-12 ¥1,600
Location: Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel, Cafe Toastina
“Katanukiya” opens in Fukuoka, Selling Kumamon Katanuki Baum for Limited Time Only
01.October.2021 | FOOD
Ginza-based Katanukiya, a store that specializes in shaped Baum, will be opening a limited-time shop in Daimaru Fukuoka Tenjin between October 1 and October 31. The store will stock both the ‘Panda Series’ and panda sable.
Kumamoto Panda Baum: ¥594 (Tax Incl.)
Kumamon Shaped Katanuki Baum: ¥540 (Tax Incl.)
Ghost Panda Baum: ¥540 (Tax Incl.)
Panda Baum: ¥540 (Tax Incl.)
Amabie Baum: ¥540 (Tax Incl.)
The new ‘Kumamoto Panda Baum’ will be debuting at the Daimaru Fukuoka Tenjin store, along with the ‘Kumamon Shape Katanuki Baum.’ A new baum featuring the Amabie, a creature which is said to have appeared in Kumamoto during the Edo period and represents a bright, hopeful future, will also be available. Why not enjoy some cute character Baum this Autumn?
Katanukiya Limited-time Shop
Shop Duration: October 1 ~ October 31 2021
Location: Daimaru Fukuoka Tenjin, Main Building 2F Confectionery Exhibition Hall
Official Site: https://www.daimaru.co.jp/fukuoka/
‘Disney Cats & Dogs Exhibition’ at Matsuya Ginza Reveals the Secrets of Disney’s Animal Productions
While ‘animals’ are one of Disney’s forever-themes, ‘dogs and cats’ are special amongst them for being like family to us humans. The upcoming ‘Disney Cats & Dogs Exhibition,’ held at Event Square on the 8th floor of Matsuya Ginza between December 1 and December 25, explores the charms of Disney’s beloved pets.
Mickey & Friends Pluto
Lady and the Tramp
The movie ‘Bambi’ was an opportunity for Disney to challenge the tough task of “animals expressing themselves, while maintaining a realistic drawing style.” The crew invited animals into the studio, studying their anatomy and muscles to ensure a sense of realism. The characters were successfully drawn in an expressive way which captivated audiences, leading Disney to produce a large number of animal animations throughout its history. The exhibition will introduce visitors to the evolution and innovation of Disney’s animal animation, along with the trial and error that it took to successfully draw animals expressing their feelings. The event is full of iconic Disney animals such as Pluto, the 101 Dalmations, Lady and the Tramp, and The Aristocats – It’s almost as if you’ve fallen straight into a Disney movie!
The exhibition will showcase a wide collection of over 300 digital and archived works, provided by the Animation Research Library, which hosts, digitizes, and archives everything related to Disney animation. Pieces that could be damaged if removed from storage, such as original watercolor paintings and pastel illustrations, are digitized and exhibited for the world to enjoy in a scale much larger than the original, allowing guests to see the details in each piece of art. This unique digital aspect is one of the highlights of the exhibition.
You won’t want to miss out on this exhibition which features some of the most impressive dogs and cats in all of Disney works; You can laugh at Mickey’s friend Pluto as he features in some of Disney’s earliest gag animations, marvel at the romance of Lady and the Tramp, be thrilled by the dramatic escape from Cruella’s magical hands in 101 Dalmations, and even take in both the beauty of Paris and the cuteness of kitten Marie from the Aristocats.
Walt Disney himself was known for being a huge dog lover, spending his childhood with his family and their dog. This ‘Cats and Dogs’ themed exhibition will showcase characters with expressions and gestures that reflect Disney’s affection and familiarity with the animals.
Why not go walkies around the ‘Disney Cats & Dogs’ exhibition?
Disney Cats & Dogs Exhibition
Duration: December 1 ~ December 25 2021
Location: Matsuya Ginza 8F Event Square
Address: 3-6-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Entry Fee: Adult ¥1,100 / High School Student ¥900 (¥700), Elementary and Middle School Students: ¥500 (¥400)
*Number in brackets is the advance ticket purchase price.
Advance tickets can be purchased through Lawson Ticket between mid-October and November 30.
Official Site: https://www.matsuya.com/ginza/
The Best Halloween Sweets to Pick Up Before They’re Gone
Fall is already here, and it’s time for some seasonal treats! Here on Moshi Moshi Nippon, we’ve brought you plenty of timely info on some of the best cute and spooky sweets Japan has to offer. Admittedly, some of them look too beautiful to eat, but at least they’ll liven up your living space!
This Halloween comes during another tough year, so why not treat yourself? Here are some of the best sweets to bring home during this spooktacular season.
Hotel W Osaka x PIERRE HERMÉ PARIS
Japan’s luxury lifestyle hotel W OSAKA is offering themed sweets at the ‘MIXup’ Art & Pastry Bar. The recipes and baking techniques are based on the methods of PIERRE HERMÉ PARIS, and the desert course features eight different treats filled with seasonal ingredients like pumpkin and pear.
Release Date: September 15, 2021
Hyatt Centric Kanazawa
A series of monochromatic Halloween-inspired treats will be on sale at Hyatt Centric Kanazawa starting October 1, including cakes, muffins, and more. Be sure to check out the absolutely massive Halloween parfait, which will both fill you up and freak you out.
Release Date: October 1, 2021
Located in Tokyo’s Omotesando area, Q-pot CAFE is offering cake and macaron sets, each of which are made to order. The Eye-Patch Ghost cake is adorable, but we don’t know if we could stomach that Brain Cake…
Release Date: September 1, 2021
Hotel Conrad Osaka x Sebastian Masuda
Sebastian Masuda, known as the Godfather of Kawaii, is teaming up with Hotel Conrad in Osaka for some bright and colorful Halloween treats. If you’re looking for something less dreary, this buffet is definitely the event for you.
Running: September 2, 2021 – October 31, 2021
Mister Donut Ouchi de MISDO HALLOWEEN
Five new Halloween donuts are now available at participating Mister Donut shops nationwide! Each sweet and spooky creature is available with ten different eye expressions, so you’ll just have to try to get them all.
Available: September 3, 2021 until sold out.
TEXT： Natalie（MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON）