OK I’m in England Now but I would just like to mention 3 things (out of an uncountable number) I have to get everytime I go to Japan. I shall limit myself to 3 things each time
I blog about snacks!
1. Dorayaki from KAMEJYU Asakusa
Honestly I’m not a big fan of Dorayaki – specially because I am a savoury > sweet person (I do love chocolate, cakes and macarons plz don’t get me wrong). I’m also definitely not obsessed with wagashi (traditional japanese sweets), because most of the time they are too sweet for my liking. But this Dorayaki is DIFFERENT. I’ve never had a dorayaki as good as this – it tastes like two fluffy & chewy (chotto mochi mochi) pancakes (that are better than american pancakes, as it is much more refined) with some delicious white bean(shiroan) or red bean (kuroan) paste inbetween. The bean paste is fresh and moist, and nothing like the sickeningly sweet bean paste in most ordinary dorayakis. Kamejyu has definitely changed my mind about Doraemon’s favourite snack.
2. Edomae Roll from YAKINIKU CHAMPION
Originating from Ebisu, I was so happy to see this shop open at Haneda Airport. Everytime I leave from Haneda I would purchase a couple of these Edomae Rolls, which are basically thinly sliced yakiniku stuffed inside reversed sushi rolls with mayonnaise and kimchi, sprinkled with sesame all over.
And here is a link for you to locate the shop next time you are at Haneda Airport! http://www.haneda-airport.jp/inter/en/premises/tenant/8100100014650000/index.html
3. GOUTER de ROI PREMIUM RUSK from GATEAU FESTA HARADA
Rusks appear to be getting popular around patisseries in Japan lately and my personal favourite has to be this chocolatey rusk from GATEAU FESTA HARADA, which originally started up in Gunma-ken. I have to say these photos will not tell you how yummy they are (there are also different flavours such as white chocolate or no chocolate). YOU JUST HAVE TO TRY THEM.