Ueno restaurant Daichi no Okurimono to hold “Strawberry Sweets Fair” including all-you-can-eat strawberries
Natural food buffet restaurant “Daichi no Okurimono” in Ueno is offering an all-you-can-eat menu titled “Strawberry Sweets Fair” containing 12 dishes and desserts served with fresh amaou strawberries.
The centerpiece dish in the line-up is the “Fresh Amaou Tabehoudai,” a juicy all-you-can-eat bounty of fresh, high-quality amaou strawberries served on their own. Other must-tries include the “Strawberry & Milk Sweet Pizza,” a colourful dish that will shine on your Instagram food, and the “Strawberry Chocolate Fondue With Strawberry Dango,” a thick and creamy serving eaten with Japanese sweet dumplings.
Fresh Amaou (All-You-Can-Eat)
Amaou are Fukuoka’s famous strawberry. They are large and succulent, and this all-you-can-eat special gives you the opportunity to stuff your cheeks and fill your mouth with their sweet juices. If you’re on a hunt for strawberries, then look no further – have your fill with this one.
Strawberry & Milk Sweet Pizza
This vivid dessert pizza resembles a flower bed. The subtle sweetness of the milk and the fresh sourness of the strawberries go hand in hand. These flavours were made for each other!
Strawberry Sweet Gratin
The exquisite sweet flavour of these sliced amaou strawberries add an accent to the fragrant and richly cooked custard sauce. This winner will be your new addiction.
Strawberry Chocolate Fondue with “Strawberry Dango”
Take your perfectly spherical chewy dango and stick them into the captivating pink strawberry fountain! This is another one to document for your social feeds.
Strawberry Marugoto Doughnuts
Simple yet delicious – full strawberries individually wrapped in doughnuts. Thanks to the plump appearance of the amaou, this makes for a photogenic treat indeed!
Strawberry Flavoured Warabimochi With Condensed Milk
Strawberries and condensed milk – a golden combination loved by everyone. Be sure to pluck a generous dollop with your strawberry and enjoy!
Chilled Pasta with Strawberry & Mozzarella Cheese
A surprising pasta dish daringly served with sliced strawberries. Your taste buds will be pleasantly surprised that you’ll want to share it with someone!
*Please note that dishes may change or cease depending on ingredient availability.
Hilton Osaka Serves Up Hello Kitty and My Melody Themed Summer Buffet
15.June.2020 | FOOD
The Folk Kitchen on the 2nd floor of Hilton Osaka is set to serve up the “Summer Sweets Buffet Festival ~Hello Kitty & My Melody Collaboration Tea Party~” from June 19, 2020 to September 13, 2020. The menu is made up of 25 colourful and summery desserts, as well as 7 vegan desserts made without any eggs, milk or animal products.
The buffet is a step up from last year’s “Fashionable Hello Kitty Dessert Buffet” which we covered.
This year’s summer buffet tea party combo is a sweet amalgamation of finger licking and lip smacking flavours. In the middle of the “Ice Cream Cup Cheesecake” is a moist baked cheesecake topped with cream cheese—and all of this hugged by a crunchy cone.
Then there’s the “Lollipop Mousse Green Apple,” a vivid green iced candy with a fresh apple mousse filled with apple jam for a mix of sweet and sour flavours. The “Vegan Melon Cream Soda Jelly” is a melon flavoured jelly topped with a cream made from fizzy lime foam. If you’re wanting cake, then there’s the fluffy “Pineapple Chiffon Cake” topped with lots of cream.
The “Pudding à la Mode” is topped with a chocolate My Melody picture, of which there are several designs.
The vegans too have their fair share of refreshing summertime bites to enjoy too, like the “Vegan Peach Bellini” which uses agar-agar instead of gelatin. It’s a delightful combination of muscat grape jelly and peach jam. The “Vegan Chocolate Chip Cupcakes” have a fresh kick to them thanks to the fruity pineapple and soy milk combo. Other delights include the “Soy Milk Cream Fruit Bun,” “Vegan Piña Colada Panna Cotta,” and more.
The buffet also includes 5 savoury food dishes too like cold corn soup, curry, salad, and more.
On the 1st floor cafe and bar MYPLACE of Hilton Osaka, customers can order the above-pictured Hello Kitty & My Melody afternoon tea which is served in a jewellery box-like set.
Summer Sweets Buffet Festival ~Hello Kitty & My Melody Collaboration Tea Party~
Location: Folk Kitchen (Hilton Osaka Floor 2F)
Running: June 19, 2020 – September 13, 2020
[Weekdays] ¥3,950 per person / ¥1,950 for those ages 4-11 years
[Weekends/Holidays] ¥4,250 per person / ¥2,100 for those ages 4-11 years
*Comes with drink of choice from tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and others
*Listed prices do not include 10% consumption tax or service charge
Summer Sweets Buffet Festival ~Hello Kitty & My Melody Afternoon Tea Set~
Location: MYPLACE (Hilton Osaka Floor 1F)
Running: June 19, 2020 – September 13, 2020
Time: From 12:00 until it sells out (limited quantity per day)
Price: ¥3,500 per person
*Comes with drink of choice from tea or coffee
*Listed prices do not include 10% consumption tax or service charge
Photos are for illustrative purposes only. Menu line-up and opening hours subject to change.
Hilton Osaka Official Website: https://www.hiltonosaka.com/
Neon Genesis Evangelion Themed Food Buffet to be Served at The Strings Hotel Nagoya
The Strings Hotel Nagoya has announced a special collaboration with the internationally-celebrated anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. The hotel will serve up an Evangelion-themed buffet titled “Evangelion Buffet ~The Time Has Come~” which will be served at the hotel from February 15 to March 22 this year.
The Strings Hotel Nagoya sits at the doorstep of Sasashima-Raibu, making it one of the first places you will see upon arriving there. As part of the Evangelion Chukyoen Project, which aims to promote Evangelion to the world from Sasashima-Raibu, the hotel is hosting this very special themed buffet which will consist of an assortment of food, drinks, and dessertsーall serve Strings Hotel-style.
A statue of popular Evangelion character Kaworu Nagisa will be located on the first floor lobby, and there will also be a rally held to decipher a code.
The food menu is made up of 15 unique Evangelion-inspired dishes, such as the Misato Katsuragi Roast Pork, Pen Pen Penne Arrabbiata, Angel Attack, and more. Fans can also tuck into one of the 12 delicious desserts, like the Evangelion mecha coloured desserts, the “Hazelnut & Lemon Opera ~NERV~” based on the Nerv organisation, and more. For beverages, there’s a selection of 9 soft drinks including 6 original non-alcoholic cocktails.
The buffet will take place at the hotel’s Rooftop Garden which will be decorated in all things Evangelion.
Evangelion Buffet ~The Time Has Come~
Running: February 15, 2020 / February 22-24, 2020 / March 7-8, 2020 / March 21-22, 2020
February 22-23, 2020 / March 21, 2020
→Reception Opens: 11:30 / Dining: 12:00-13:30 (90 Minute Slot)
February 15, 2020 / February 22-24, 2020 / March 7-8, 2020 / March 21-22, 2020
→Reception Opens: 18:30 / Dining: 19:00-20:30 (90 Minute Slot)
Location: The Strings Hotel Nagoya’s “Rooftop Garden”
Address: 4-60-7 Hiraikecho, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Prices: Adults ¥5,000 / Children ¥2,500 / 3-6 Years Old ¥1,000 / 0-2 Years Old – Free (Tax & Service Charge Included)
Event Details (Japanese): https://www.strings-hotel.jp/nagoya/recommend/party/banquet/7188.html
The Strings Hotel Nagoya Official Website (English): https://www.strings-hotel.jp/nagoya/en/
Sanrio Gift’s New Shop in Ueno Welcomes Hello Kitty Panda Merchandise & More
Sanrio opened a new gift shop called Sanrio Gift Gate in Ueno on January 24, 2020. This is the 107th branch of the gift shop to open in Japan, following the openning of the Asakusa branch which opened in Asakusa last year. Aimed at tourists both Japanese and foreign, it sells merchandise of Sanrio’s popular cast of characters.
The souvenir shop features a range of Ueno exclusives, including a line-up of six popular Sanrio characters wearing panda outfits.
Plush Toys (6 Designs) – ¥2,200 Each / Small Plush Toys (6 Designs) – ¥1,760 Each
Who could resist one of these cute toys? The bigger ones at 16cm tall and the small ones 11cm. The line-up includes fan favourites Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, Cinnamoroll, My Melody, Kuromi, and Pochacco.
There’s also pop-up cards with a variety of designs, including one that opens up into Ameya-Yokochō open-air market, another that turns into Hello Kitty and a panda sat down, and more.
Edo-Tamagawaya x Hello Kitty Pink Tonkotsu Ramen – ¥390
Budoonoki Sanrio Character Baumkuchen – ¥594 Each (Hello Kitty/My Melody/Pompompurin/Cinnamoroll)
The Salt Industry Center of Japan x Hello Kitty Table Salt – ¥248
There’s also food and snacks amongst a whole range of other goodies, all perfect as gifts and souvenirs.
Be sure to stop by Sanrio Gift Plaza the next time you’re in Ueno.
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*All listed prices include tax. Sold items receive stock turnovers.
Sanrio Gift Gate Ueno
Address: Plaza U Bldg. 1F, 4-8-6 Ueno, Taito Ward, Tokyo
Business Hours: 11:00-20:00 (subject to change – please check website for latest info))
Other: Duty-Free/Payment possible with Alipay and WechatPay.
Shop Information: https://www.sanrio.co.jp/shop/sh8122100/
Hilton Tokyo Bay Tips Over the Toy Box to Reveal Playful Pink Strawberry Dessert Buffet
05.December.2019 | FOOD
Tokyo Disney Resort® ‘s official hotel Hilton Tokyo Bay will be serving up a strawberry dessert buffet called Strawberry Playroom from December 28 at lounge O. The buffet will be served exclusively on weekends and national holidays excluding New Year’s Day.
Hilton Tokyo Bay has tipped over the toy box, creating a dessert buffet which is like the playroom of every little girl’s dreams. The interior decor of the buffet room is a nostalgic throwback to the Vaporwave days of dial-up internet, bulky CRT TVs and retro games, however, everything is transformed with a pop pink filter.
If you think the decor is playful, just wait until you see the desserts. Slice into the heart-shaped Very Berry Cream Cake and a strawberry and heart-shaped chocolate filling will come bursting out like a jack-in-the-box. This is the dessert to go for if you want a slice of fun.
Delving deeper into the world of toys, you will discover the Berry Brownie Toys dessert, which is garnished with chocolate robot toys.
The MELTY or NOT Mousse Cake is the only time you won’t feel disappointed seeing a dropped ice cream. This vanilla mousse cake is topped with a “melting ice cream” and is freshly baked from the fantasy oven.
When you need a break from all the sugar intake or are looking for a late lunch, make sure to check out the 15 savoury dishes. Some savoury dishes include the Infinite Coleslaw Tower, which is made of purple cabbage and crunchy fried noodles, the Peachy Pink Beetroot Scattered Sushi (Chirashizushi) which is made from purple sushi rice and the Macaroni Gratin Treasure Hunt which challenges you to find the macaroni with a unique shape.
All together, the buffet includes approximately 40 varieties of fun savoury mains and desserts for you to enjoy and are bound to get lots of likes on your Instagram.
Strawberry Dessert Buffet: Strawberry Playroom
Location: Hilton Tokyo Bay Lobby “Lounge O”
(1-8 Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba)
Running: December 28, 2019 – April 12, 2020
*Open only on weekends and national holidays. Closed on New Year’s Day.
Opening Hours: 3:00 ー 15:00/ 15:30 ー 17:30 (Two sessions per day, each runs for two hours each)
Price**: Adult: ¥3,100, 4 – 8 y/o: ¥1,200, 9 -12 y/o: ¥1,800
*Drinks bar access included (Approx. 15 drinks)
** Prices Before Tax and Service Charge
Reservation Tel: 047-355-5000 (Restaurant Extension Number)
Instagram-Worthy New York Christmas Lunch and Dessert Buffet Jollies Up Omotesando, Tokyo
BAR & GRILL DUMBO is a restaurant heavily inspired by the Brooklyn neighbourhood town of Dumbo in New York. They will be adding a sprinkle of New York Christmas magic to the menu from November 7 – December 25, 2019 with the Christmas New York lunch and dessert buffet.
The buffet table will be filled with irresistibly cute and delicious desserts. From the Statue of Liberty to Brooklyn Bridge, the background is lined with skyscrapers and New York’s most iconic landmarks.
The S’more Bar is the perfect opportunity to toast your own marshmallows. Sandwich your molten marshmallow between two crackers to enhance your New York Christmas experience.
Put your icing skills to the test at the Iced Biscuits Corner where you can enjoy decorating your own biscuits to your liking.
There is more than just desserts, however. You must try the Christmas gratin, which is garnished with a jolly green Christmas tree made from romanesco broccoli. There is also a DUMBO Caesar Salad in the shape of a wreath, a delicious Roast Turkey Breast dish and much more.
Make sure to pop down to Omotesando for a jolly New York-style Christmas celebration.
Christmas in New York Lunch and Dessert Buffet
Running: November 7 – December 25, 2019
Location: BAR & GRILL DUMBO, The Strings Omotesando Floor 2
Address: The Strings Omotesando, 3 Chome-6-8 Kitaaoyama, Minato City, Tokyo
Running: 15:00 – 16:30 (90-minute time slot)
Buffet Photography Times: 14:45 – 15:00
Prices: Adults:¥4,500/ Children: ¥2,250 *Tax and Service Charge Included)
Giant 5-Meter Tall Dinosaur Panda Stomps Into Ueno Station
The Dinosaur Expo 2019 began at National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno, Tokyo on July 13, and in promotion of the exhibition, a thrilling dinosaur themed event is set to take place at the Atre Ueno shopping mall from August 1 to September 30.
Atre Ueno is located inside Ueno Station, and if you roll into the station right now you’d best be careful of the bipedal, carnivorously cute 5 meter high panda-saur. You’ll find it on display at the station’s Grand Concourse (it’s pretty hard to miss!)
You might be wondering why there’s a giant panda dressed as a fluffy dinosaur. The reason is that Ueno Zoo has its very own giant pandas which have become a symbol of the town. And the dinosaur our station panda is dressed as is the Deinocheirus, the main showpiece of The Dinosaur Expo.
In promotion of the museum’s exhibition, 19 restaurants and cafes at Atre Ueno are serving up their very own dinosaur-inspired meals―both meat for the carnivora and vegetarian for the herbivores―as well as desserts.
Head to Ueno this summer break for your fill of dino fun!
The Dino Expo 2019
Running: July 13, 2019 – October 14, 2019
Location: National Museum of Nature and Science
Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
Official Website: https://dino2019.jp/
Address: 7-1-1 Ueno, Taito Ward, Tokyo
Opening Hours: Shops 10:00-21:00 / Restaurants 11:00-22:30
*Select stores have different opening hours
Official Website: https://www.atre.co.jp/store/ueno
Tea-infused desserts buffet by global tea shop LUPICIA to run at InterContinental Tokyo Bay!
InterContinental Tokyo Bay collaborates with global tea shop LUPICIA to launch a collaboration dessert buffet at the hotel!
LUPICIA is a specialist tea shop adored by the world…and why?
When on the hunt for a present, there are just so many options and the packaging is so cute. This is why LUPICIA is so popular.
Indulge to your heart’s content in the dreamy dessert buffet, which contains a wide assortment of Japanese-style, western-style and asian-style desserts that are made using LUPICIA’s luxury tea leaves. Just some examples of the desserts in the buffet include matcha mousse with Yuzu citrus and East Asian Arrowroot sauce, Usagi earl grey and berry mousse, Green tea fruit punch, Jasmine tea chocolate mousse, Hoji tea and shiratama white dumpling, and jasmine tea and aninnin dofu almond jelly.
The lunch menu is also heavily influenced by tea. Many delicious ingredients have been used to create dishes that will invite you to explore entirely new flavours! ♪ For example, mint tea-fragranced soup, assam tea blancmange and milk tea gratin.
There are also many cute photo spots in the area!
LUPICIA staff will also be holding a “one point tea lesson” where you can learn how to really enjoy a cup of tea! This event is only going to be held on 4th June!
Come experience and enjoy an Alice in Wonderland-like world of tea and tea-flavoured desserts!
Location: InterContinental Tokyo Bay 3rd floor, Park Lane
Address: 1-16-2, Kaigan, Minato City, Tokyo
Open: Tues 4th, Weds 5th, Tues 11th & Weds 12th June
Event hours: 12:00 ー 14:00 (You can serve from the buffet until 13:45)
＊ Open until 14:15 on 4th June only (You can serve from the buffet until 14:00 on this day)
Time limit: 2 hours (free drinks)
Reservations/ questions: 03-5404-3918 (Open weekdays 9:30 ー 18:00, closed on weekdays & national holidays
Hello Kitty’s 45th Anniversary Celebrates During Hilton’s 100th Anniversary
Hilton Osaka will celebrate both the 100th anniversary of Hilton and 45th anniversary of Hello Kitty from May 31 to August 31 this year at the hotel’s Folk Kitchen on the second floor.
Hilton is credited with starting the dessert buffet trend in Japan. Their dessert buffets enjoy a surge in popularity every single year with a line-up of unique and Instagrammable delectables. To celebrate Hilton’s 100th anniversary, the theme of this year’s dessert buffet is Hello Kitty dressing up smart to stop by the hotel. 25 different desserts can be tucked into, all inspired by fashion from cosmetics to jewellery, bags and beyond.
Bright Red Hello Kitty Bag Cake
Hilton Osaka’s pastry chef Hyakuda is no short of ideas, and that’s proven with this cake that is shaped into a Hello Kitty bag. This cute creation includes a chocolate Hello Kitty charm while the cake itself is a luxurious combination of chocolate and cherry compote.
Hello Kitty Peach Cream Cake
The pink and white cream that adorn this cake is what grabs your initial gaze. The refreshing cream sits on top of melt-in-the-mouth sponge which is filled with a peach compote. Hello Kitty also hides amongst the decorative chocolate.
The “Ruby Rouge Mousse” is made with ruby chocolate, a variety of chocolate that was introduced in 2017 as the 4th main type of chocolate alongside milk, white and dark. The ruby colour of the cocoa beans is completely natural. They have an exquisite sour flavour. The chocolate is mixed with fruits like guava and passion fruit.
Other desserts in the line-up include a selection made with summer fruits including the colourful macarons, refreshing melon and grape blancmange, mango pudding, Peach Melba and more.
The “Diamond Fruits Jelly” looks like a sparkly jewellery box while the “Eyeshadow Palette Tart” is inspired by a cosmetic palette. There are also some light meals such as an open pizza made from a crunchy baguette and rich cheese, corn soup, a potato salad with Hello Kitty hidden inside, and more.
You won’t be short of Instagram material with this dessert buffet. There will even be a Hello Kitty makeup room photo spot for you to snap a commemorative picture. Enter the fashionable world of Hello Kitty at Hilton Osaka this summer!
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Fashionable Hello Kitty Dessert Buffet
Location: Folk Kitchen, Hilton Osaka Floor 2F
Running: Everyday from May 31, 2019 – August 31, 2019
Time: Weekdays 15:00-16:30 / Weekends (2 Slots) 14:30-16:00, 16:30-18:00
Price: Weekdays – Adults ¥3,900, Children (4-11 years) ¥1,950 / Weekends Adults ¥4,200, Children (4-11 years) ¥2,100
*7 drinks to choose from including tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Prices do not include consumption tax or service charge.
Event Page: https://www.hiltonosaka.com/plans/restaurants/sweets/folkkitchen_1905
Hilton Official Website: www.hilton.com
Celebrate Ueno Zoo Panda Xiang Xiang’s 2nd Birthday With ecute Ueno’s Panda Sweets & Merchandise
Shopping centre ecute Ueno has announced that it is holding a campaign entitled “Pandaful Party” from June 3 to June 30 to celebrate the 2nd birthday of Ueno Zoo’s popular panda Xiang Xiang. Panda themed desserts, food and merchandise will be sold at various stores throughout ecute Ueno.
Panda Rolled Sushi Set – ¥648 (Tax Included) @ Wakahiro (ecute Ueno)
Sushi-lovers won’t want to miss this set of rolled sushi. The three cute pandas all come with three different flavours: fried salmon, minced chicken and egg. Available at the ecute Ueno branch of Wakahiro only.
Panda Baked Sweet Potato (100g) – ¥324 (Tax Included) @ Rapoppo (ecute Ueno)
Aged potatoes are used to make this popular baked sweet potato treat, and these ones have a cute panda design♡
Parent & Child Panda Eclair (1 Eclair) – ¥380 (Tax Included) @ Dolce Felice (ecute Ueno)
These adorable eclairs feature a panda parent and cub on them. They are filled with chocolate custard and a crunchy biscuit.
Panda Case Beans – ¥972 (Tax Included) – Mameya Bankyu (ecute Ueno) *Serving June 3 – June 16 only
Inside these panda cases are black soybeans covered in chocolate and houjicha tea chocolate.
Ueno Assorted Cookies (1 Tin) – ¥1,296 (Tax Included) @ Juchheim (ecute Ueno)
Grab a cup of tea and tuck into these tin of cute assorted cookies with panda motifs on them.
Panda Cocoa (Hot/Iced) – ¥400 (Tax Included) @ UP CAFE (ecute Ueno)
This cup of hot panda cocoa can be enjoyed by both kids and adults alike.
Merchandise includes cute panda salt, fortunes, a squishy and more.
People can also get their hands on this exclusive Pandaful Party shopping bag on June 12, the day of Xiang Xiang’s birthday. These are limited in stock so you’ll want to start your shop nice and early!
Running: June 3, 2019 – June 30, 2019
Location: ecute Ueno (JR Ueno Station)
Address: JR Ueno Station Floor 3F, 7-1-1 Ueno, Taito Ward, Tokyo
Business Hours: 8:00-22:00 (*Different for some stores)
Enter a delicious yellow world at Hilton Tokyo♡ Enjoy the Happy Honey Holic dessert fair buffet!
29.April.2019 | FOOD
In the Marble Lounge located on the first floor of Hilton Tokyo, there will be a honey and cheese collaboration dessert fair taking place from Tuesday 4th June called the Happy Honey Holic. You can enjoy the sweet yellow, melt-in-the-mouth cheese and honey desserts that are perfect for any girl’s party, as well as colourful summer fruits that are rich in vitamins! Pass through the flower-filled entranceway to watch a beautifully happy world of yellow unfold before your eyes. Now it’s time for you to drift away with the happy atmosphere!
This tart is topped with fresh yuzu (Japanese citrus fruit) and mango cream. The circumference of the tart is decorated with glazed orange segments to make the tart take on the appearance of a sunflower!
Earl grey cream, lemon confit and walnuts piled beautifully on top of a lemon-flavoured sponge cake. This is coated with milk cream and then garnished finely with lemon and chocolate. The refined lemon and chocolate garnish represents a flower shower celebrating blessings to a bride.
Koisuru W cheese
The koisuru W cheese uses what many consider the king of all cheeses ー emmental! This dessert is a cheese souffle with a second layer consisting of cream cheese. Your love for cheese will just never stop! Passionfruit-flavoured milk chocolate ganache and roasted coconut cover the sides of the souffle to accent the flavour. This will leave you feeling refreshed!
This is a fluffy, honey-flavoured chiboust!
Summer bee princess
You can see some summer honey bees sitting on this cake. You can also smell the fragrant thyme-lemon cheese mousse.
There are so many other delicious desserts to enjoy! Come treat your tastebuds to syrupy honey and cheese egg tart, or salt and lemon scones, the three varieties of chocolate fountains, gold marble ice cream, homemade lemonade and much more! There are 30 different sweet treats waiting for you.
This summer, make room only for the happy vibes at the Marble Lounge! This would make the perfect afternoon teatime treat where you can surround yourself with the supreme bliss of melt-in-the-mouth honey and cheese!
Happy Honey Holic dessert fair
Venue: Marble Lounge (Hilton Tokyo 1st floor, 6-6-2, Shinjuku, Tokyo)
Running from Tuesday 4th June.
Opening hours: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Prices: ¥3,800 per person. Weekends/national holidays: ¥3,950
There is also a separate tax fee and service charge.
Reservation website: https://www.hiltontokyo.jp/plans/restaurants/sweets/marble_lounge_1906
Matcha Sweets Buffet Delights at Hotel New Otani Makuhari in Chiba
Hotel New Otani Makuhari is set to delight all with its premium buffet stuffed with desserts made with Kyoto’s famous Uji matcha tea. It will run every day from April 27 to May 6 after which it will run on weekends and holidays only up to July 7.
Uji matcha is known for its rich flavour and slight bitterness. Those distinct notes are made even richer when combined with desserts. Hotel New Otani Makuhari invites everybody into the palate-tingling world of Uji matcha with its delicate taste whether it be in the luxurious Uji Matcha Roll Cake or sumptuous Uji Matcha Tiramisu.
A must-try dessert is the New Edo Dainagon Shortcake crafted by the hotel’s grand chef Shinsuke Nakajima. It is part of his “Edo Sweets” series in which he takes traditional Japanese sweets and ingredients and skillfully makes them into something contemporary.
Also on the menu is the Super Melon Shortcake and Super Chocolate Shortcake. These are part of the “Super Series” which makes use of only the best, carefully selected ingredients. This series has made its mark to the extent that it has even been picked up by Japanese news media.
One slice of any of these shortcakes―pictured above―can be enjoyed at the hotel’s SATSUKI bakery. The buffet will also allow you to enjoy as many of the other cakes as you want too all of which are normally priced from ¥1,500.
In addition to the matcha buffet, a dinner service will be carried out in front of customers by the chefs with a menu that includes roast beef, teppanyaki, sushi, tempura and more. Pick from 25 options that span Japanese, Western and Chinese cuisine.
SATSUKI Delicious Buffet ~Uji Matcha~
Location: SATSUKI, Hotel New Otani Makuhari (Floor 1F)
Running: April 27, 2019 – May 6, 2019 / Subsequently on weekends and holidays only until July 7, 2019
Time: [Lunch] Slot ① – 11:00-13:10, Slot ② – 13:40-16:00 (Last Orders 15:20) / [Dinner] 17:30-20:30
Price: [Lunch] General ¥5,000, Children ¥2,000, Infants ¥1,200 / [Dinner] General ¥6,000, Children ¥2,500, Infants ¥1,500
*Prices do not include tax or service charge
TEL: 043-299-1848 (SATSUKI)
Hotel New Otani Makuhari Official Website: https://www.newotani.co.jp/makuhari/
Dessert Buffet Whipped Up at RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka This Spring
18.March.2019 | FOOD
The RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka is bringing a colourful tea themed dessert buffet to its Remone restaurant and bar annex this spring. It will run on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and weekends from May 10 to June 18.
This will be the second time the hotel has held this event. Around 25 desserts and 15 light meals will be served all flavoured with various teas, mainly yamecha but also matcha, sencha and houjicha too.
As a welcome dessert, you can look forward to a rich yamecha flavoured tiramisu which comes with kaga-boucha cheese tea. The tiramisu sponge is soaked in yamecha syrup and thoroughly covered with yamecha powder to elevate the tea flavour even more. The cheese tea comes with black chewy tapioca. It’s made first with a mascarpone cheese cream and flavoured with kaga-boucha. Mix to combine three delicious flavours.
The buffet will look like a tea farm as you attempt to choose which to dig into next: the matcha shortcakes, houjicha roll cakes, houjicha panna cotta with ginger cider jelly―the list goes on.
The matcha parfait lets you put on whatever toppings you like. It comes with adzuki beans, skewered rice dumplings in a sweet soy glaze, warabimochi, and more.
Light meals include tea soba noodles with whitebait caught in Suruga Bay, green tea rice porridge, a tomato, chicken and veggie hot pot, a focaccia sandwich filled with finely chopped cookie vegetables, meat and egg, and so on.
If you love tea, you’ll love this tea soaked food buffet.
Tea Sweets Buffet Nagomi
Location: RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka, Remone Annex (Annex Floor 7F, 5-3-68 Nakanoshima, Kita Ward, Osaka)
Running: May 10, 2019 – June 18, 2019 (On Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Weekends only)
Price: Adults ¥4,800 / Children ¥2,400 / Infants (4-6 Years Old) ¥1,000 *Tax and service charge included
Opening Hours (2 Hours Allowed Max)
[Mondays/Tuesdays/Fridays] 12:00-16:00 (3 Entry Slots – ①12:00 / ②13:00 / ③14:00)
[Weekends] ①12:00 / ②15:00
*Children aged 3 and under can enter for free for every one adult.
RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka Website: https://www.rihga.co.jp/osaka