Cherry Blossom Inspired Food & Drink in Japan: Spring 2018 – Part Two

Spring can already be seen on our calendars, but it’s sure still chilly, isn’t it?

Today, we’re taking another look at cute spring-inspired sweets which can’t wait for the Hanami season.

Patisserie Kihachi
Patisserie Kihachi will sell all kinds of cherry blossom sweets at select branches in Japan starting February 28th for a limited period. Look forward to tucking into some kawaii springtime delights such as their “Mont Blanct Sakura” that has a faint smell of cherry blossoms, and the cherry blossom leaf inspired “Verrine Sakura.”


Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/90609


Patisserie Kihachi
Website: http://www.kihachi.jp/patisserie/




Pie Face
Pie Face is a pie shop that originates from Australia. Stores in Japan are set to release two new items: the “Mochi Mochi Warabi Mochi” and “Funwari Sakura Latte.” The former comes in the shop’s signature pie face pie with a cherry blossom flavour, while the latte is topped with cherry blossom flakes, evoking the call of spring.

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/88796


Happy Spring Pie Face (Japan only)
Mochi Mochi Warabi Mochi (¥345) – Available from 1 February 2018
Funwari Sakura Latte (¥421) – Available from 1 February 2018 to early April
*New products are limited in stock apart from the “Sakura Latte.”
*Above prices include tax.
Branches: Pie Face Shibuya MODI / Maihama Ikspiari / Ekimaru Osaka

Website: http://www.duskin.co.jp/service/pieface/




Starbucks Coffee
Starbucks chains in Japan are currently selling cherry blossom flavoured coffee and beverages as well their ‘sakura season’ tumblers and mugs that are popular every year. There are 3 drinks to look forward to sipping, all inspired by cherry blossoms: a latte, frappuchino and tea! The secret ingredient added to the drinks are sake lees, making them very elegant drinks indeed.

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/90669


“Sakura Strawberry Pink Mochi Frappuccino®”
Tall 580 yen (other sizes are not available)

“Sakura Strawberry Pink Milk Latte”
Short ¥430 / Tall ¥470 / Grande ¥510 / Venti® ¥550

“Sakura Strawberry Pink Tea”
Short ¥430 / Tall ¥470 / Grande ¥510 / Venti® ¥550
*Prices above do not include tax.

Available: 15 February 2018 – 14 March 2018
Available at select Starbucks chains across Japan.
*Limited supply.

Website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp




Yoku Moku’s line-up features crème brûlée, a cake and a tea set that include cherry blossom and strawberry toppings to excite the mood of spring. These sweets are sure to tickle the fancy of girls.


Available: 20 February 2018 – 19 April 2018

Sakura Crème Brûlée
Price: ¥1,300円 (w/ tax ¥1,404)

Blue Brick Tea Set
Price: ¥2,400 for one person (w/ tax ¥2,592)

Price: ¥580 (Shop) / ¥680 (Lounge)
With Tax: ¥626 (Shop) / ¥734 (Lounge)

YOKU MOKU Aoyhama Honten
Address: 5-3-3 Minamiaoyama, Minato, Tokyo
TEL: 03-5485-3330 (SHOP) / 03-5485-3340 (LOUNGE)
Opening Hours: SHOP 10:00-19:00 / BLUE BRICK LOUNGE 10:00-23:00 (Sundays & Holidays 10:00-19:00)
Website:  https://www.yokumoku.co.jp/




Afternoon Tea
The theme of the new spring menu coming to Afternoon Tea is “Once Upon A Spring Day.” Available from March 6th, the menu includes a range of sweets, drinks and merchandise, such as a cherry blossom parfait filled with rice flour dumplings and syrup-covered anko, and a Hanami inspired tea set.”


Available: 6 March 2018 – 28 March 2018 *”Flower version” available early from 1 March.
Spring Menu Details: https://www.afternoon-tea.net/article/seasonal-menu/spring-menu-180221/




Gin no Budo
Located in Ginza, Tokyo, Gin no Budo has a long history. Their longtime spring seller “Ooki na Sakura no Hanabira no Pai” will be available this year too. They are crunchy pies shaped like big cherry blossom leaves. They smell buttery and are coated with shiny pink sugar and sprinkled with shredded cherry blossom leaves. Enjoy their crunchy, fried texture.


Sakura Pai
Price: ¥500 for 6 (w/ tax ¥540) / ¥1,000 for 12 (w/ tax ¥1,080) / ¥1,500 for 18 (w/ tax ¥1,620)
Available: 8 February 2018 to early April
*Sets of 6 and 12 are also sold specially during New Year’s for a limited period.
Sold at Gin no Budo stores across Japan (and select sister stores).

Official Online Shop: http://www.paqtomog.com
Official Homepage: http://www.ginnobudo.jp/


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