If you ever crave traditional Japanese sweets such as anmitsu, check out Ginza Tatsutano on chuo-street. Pictured above are the “Ogura Shiratama Anmitsu” (1100yen), “Yoyogimochi Anmitsu” (1000yen) with an extra topping of green tea ice cream (160yen) and the “Kuzumochi Kinako Anmitsu” (1000yen). They were all very authentic and perfectly satisfied our tea time craving :)
Taiyaki is an authentic and very distinct Japanese fish-shaped dessert. The most common filling is red bean paste that is made from sweetened azuki beans. Hiiragi is a small shop located in Ebisu that has Taiyaki with a subtle level of sweetness. If you eat it right when it’s freshly made, it’s perfectly crisp on the outside and the combination of the hot redbean filling with the cake surrounding it tastes so good. But remember, the key is to eat it when it’s freshly made since it’s crucial to have the beans be hot on the inside.
If you want to give Taiyaki a try, check this place out.
I’m currently snacking on fève, a Japanese snack store that recently opened in Jiyugaoka. My friend and I just happend to pass by this adorable store, and we were immediately drawn inside by the adorable decor.
The store’s concept is “Soy Beans x Sweets = Happiness”, and it is produced by Pastry Chef Hironobu Tsujiguchi. fève uses 20+ different types of soybeans and uses natural ingredients in their snacks. They put a lot of attention to detail in to each individual snack and the packaging for the snacks.
The top photo shows the flavor I tried which was a traditional snack called “Karinto”, but it has a little twist — rose-infused flavor with rose petals. It was delightful! Definitely a great choice for omiyage (souvenir) for your friends or family.