Melon or Wagashi?

Melon or Wagashi?

Ever been treated to a full-course Japanese dinner at a posh restaurant, only to be mildly disappointed at the end by being served melon as dessert? Where’s the pudding, where’s the famous WAGASHI, or Japanese sweets, you think. Well, that was my thought after my...
Tou-Rin-Dou

Tou-Rin-Dou

There is a tiny Japanese confectionery shop with an appearance of a tea-ceremony arbor behind the Tokyo University of Fine Arts in the northwest of Ueno Park. The shop called “Tou-Rin-Dou” that literally means a gazebo in peach grove. They are producing and...
Soft Cream

Soft Cream

How To Beat The Heat in Japan (Part 2)- Soft Cream In our first article of mid-summer we introduced kakigori, a frozen shaved ice dessert traditionally loved, yet making a revival hit in today’s Japan. This second article will look at soft cream, a dairy,...
Kakigori (Shaved ice)

Kakigori (Shaved ice)

How To Beat The Heat in Japan (Part 1)- Kakigori Summer in Japan can be an unpleasant thing. It’s high in both temperature and humidity. You’ll be sweating constantly unless you’re in an air-conditioned place. You will lose your appetite and will only be craving for...
Choux Creams

Choux Creams

A Puffed Cabbage Filled With Cream? – The Popularity Of Choux Creams In Japan With its origins in France, this style of confectionary known as choux à la crème in French is also known as cream puffs or profiteroles in English. Here in Japan, it is branded under the...