sweets

Take a Break and Have Quality Afternoon Tea at Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo!

Since summer in Japan is just a few weeks away, seasonal specials are already up at different restaurants in Tokyo. One of the things people look forward to is afternoon teas. Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo is currently serving its Classic Afternoon Tea at The Lobby Lounge on the 28th floor. Everything is based on British tradition…

Want a Cute Panda Cake for Your Birthday? Here Are 3 Places to Get Them in Japan!

Years ago, MILESTONE, the Western confectionery department within the long-established Japanese sweets brand, Fukuido (福井堂), began to sell 3D Panda Cakes. Basically, a panda cake is a shortcake shaped and decorated like a panda. Some TV shows picked up the cake as a trendy topic and it immediately caught many people’s attention. Back then, I…

Try Unique Variations of Bread Rolls at This Specialty Cafe in Nagoya

The coppe-pan (コッペパン), a kind of bread roll that pretty much resembles a hot dog bun, has been part of the Japanese food culture ever since World War II. Interestingly, a cafe in Nagoya specializes in offering a modern twist on coppe-pan by providing a variety of different flavors. Check it out! PINE FIELDS MARKET…

Give Your Loved Ones a Bouquet of Caramel Bonbons from NOAKE TOKYO

Valentine’s Day and White Day may have already passed, but when would somebody not appreciate a special chocolate present, right? NOAKE TOKYO offers various types of one-of-a-kind sweets, such as their special bonbon bouquet, perfect to give out as gifts. NOAKE TOKYO NOAKE TOKYO’s pastry chef is a man who spent 15 years of his…

PABLO’s Uji Matcha Cheese Tart Is Back for a Limited Time to Grace Our Taste Buds!

Yet again, PABLO’s (パブロ) famous Freshly Baked Uji Matcha Cheese Tart (焼きたて宇治抹茶チーズタルト) is back for a limited time! Among the special limited items in PABLO, this is probably the most awaited one. It is a seasonal tart which uses plenty of matcha in its ingredients. It has a fresh scent with a slightly bitter flavor…

7 Best Shops and Cafes to Get Traditional Japanese Confectionery in Tokyo

Wagashi (和菓子), or traditional Japanese confectionery, has made a name for itself as one of the Japanese food that many tourists would like to try out. With attention to detail not only in the recipes but also in the presentation, it is no wonder that these sweets have captivated people’s taste buds. In this article…

Taste Some of the Best Custard Puddings at This Specialty Store in Tokyo

Have you ever wondered what custard pudding might taste like if a chef well-versed in French cuisine took a shot at it? At Purin-ya BATON (ぷりん屋BATON), you can taste this mousse-like angelic dessert, perfected by a French chef. Purin-ya BATON p-baton.com/ Located in Okachimachi (御徒町) in Tokyo (東京), Purin-ya BATON is a specialty store that…

Try These 4 Traditional Japanese Sweets at This “Wagashi” Shop in Tokyo!

Wagashi (和菓子) are traditional Japanese sweets that are usually enjoyed with a cup of warm green tea. There are many varieties, sizes, and flavors to choose from. Some are available all year round while some are only available during certain occasions. But wagashi are not just sweets; they are also considered an art form in…

Trick Your Friends with 5 Sweet Surprises From This Restaurant in Saitama!

Are you looking for a Japanese restaurant that is a little bit unusual? How about something that looks like one kind of food but turns out to be something completely different? Look no further than this quirky restaurant, where the meals aren’t quite what they seem! Unusual Food If you were to visit Baigetsudo (菓子工房…

A Sweet Rice Bowl? Try This Unique Strawberry “Don” at a Cafe in Fukui, Japan!

Donburi (丼), or “don” for short, refers to a rice bowl with various kinds of toppings. Some examples of this are gyudon (牛丼; beef bowl), oyakodon (親子丼; chicken and egg bowl), and katsudon (カツ丼; pork cutlet bowl). But in Fukui Prefecture (福井県), there is a cafe that offers a sweet kind of don! Fukui Prefecture…
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