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Continuing the 2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series...this is a Christmas tree s...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:08
Continuing the 2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series...this is a Christmas tree shaped tart actually, from a small pastry shop chain called Qu'il Fait Bon. The tart is filled with sponge cake, berry bavarois cream and whipped cream, and topped with fresh fruit and glaze, plus snowflake shaped cookies. (I'm not too sure what the garland is made of...the description doesn't say.) 6,686 yen for the 4-5 serving size, and 11,829 yen for the 8-10 serving size.

http://www.quil-fait-bon.com/new.php?twn=435


Hand cut fresh soba noodles. Not perfect but...! ^_^

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2014-11-13 04:29
Hand cut fresh soba noodles. Not perfect but...! ^_^


More 2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo! (Technically this one is from Yokohama ^_^ )...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2014-11-13 03:03
More 2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo! (Technically this one is from Yokohama ^_^ ) From the Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu, it's called the "Carrosse" (French for carriage), and is made to look like a fairy princess's carriage to take her to the ball. It's a mousse cake (raspberry and pineapple). 7500 yen (no size listed in the description).

http://ybht.co.jp/restaurant/plan/restfair0146.php


Continuing the 2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series: This cake is from the Shinj...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2014-11-12 03:19
Continuing the 2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series: This cake is from the Shinjuku Prince Hotel, and is called Santa's Gospel Concert. The little Santas are actually strawberries with chocolate faces. The tiered cake base is spongecake with whipped cream. 18cm square x 13cm high, 7500 yen.

http://www.princehotels.co.jp/shinjuku/restaurant/lobby/christmascake2014/


Musubi-maru is a yuru chara (not-so-professionally- designed regional mascot) fr...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2014-11-12 02:07
Musubi-maru is a yuru chara (not-so-professionally- designed regional mascot) from Sendai. He's not that successful or well known as other yuru chara such as Funassyi, Kumamon, Hikonyan etc*. but I love his omusubi/onigiri face and warlord battle gear. What's not to like about an onigiri samurai? ^_^

(Although my no. 1 yuru chara obsession is Funassyi, if you couldn't tell already. ^_^)


Leather food-shaped clutches, spotted at an accessory/leather goods store in Mot...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2014-11-11 02:34
Leather food-shaped clutches, spotted at an accessory/leather goods store in Motomachi, Yokohama. I especially like the sandwich one. They're about 20-25cm long (around 8-10 inches). 12,000 yen each.

PS: I guess I'm showing "Japan via small objects" mainly. ^_^; I hope you're enjoying the posts though! Maybe I'll try to focus my camera on something a bit bigger...


More 2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo. This isn't a cake actually, but it's too cut...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2014-11-11 02:08
More 2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo. This isn't a cake actually, but it's too cute to pass up. It's an advent calendar made up of colorful cookies tucked into tiny knitted mittens on a string. 5400 yen. Available from Isetan department store. (Also available from Daimaru-Matsuzakaya in Osaka.)

http://isetan.mistore.jp/cake/search?categoryId=10_030200


This shop sign in Motomachi, Yokohama says "French Pastry" in kanji characters (...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Mon, 2014-11-10 06:45
This shop sign in Motomachi, Yokohama says "French Pastry" in kanji characters (仏蘭西菓子 - furansu kashi) #Japan


Continuing the 2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series... this is the Sphère cake f...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Mon, 2014-11-10 05:30
Continuing the 2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series... this is the Sphère cake from the Sweets & Deli Pastry Shop at the Palace Hotel in Marunouchi. The base is a chocolate-nut torte, and the Christmas balls are made of cherry compote mousse. 10 x 19 x 9 cm, 4100 yen.

http://www.palacehoteltokyo.com/restaurant/sweets_deli.php


Another 2014 Tokyo Christmas Cake. This airplane shaped one can't be ordered to...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Sun, 2014-11-09 03:50
Another 2014 Tokyo Christmas Cake. This airplane shaped one can't be ordered to take home, but can be ordered as part of a special Christmas dinner at the Haneda Excel Tokyu Hotel at Haneda Airport. It's a no-bake (or "rare") cheesecake with shredded coconut on the outside and strawberry jam inside. The description says "27cm wide, 21cm long, 6cm high, number of seats inside: 0" ^_^. 6000 yen + the cost of the dinner, and only 10 will be available during the Christmas Dinner period of Dec. 19-25.

http://www.haneda-e.tokyuhotels.co.jp/ja/restaurant/shop01/plan/1301768433410.html


On the left: a regular Fuyuu-gaki/kaki (Fuyuu persimmon*). On the right: a Matsu...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Sun, 2014-11-09 03:00
On the left: a regular Fuyuu-gaki/kaki (Fuyuu persimmon*). On the right: a Matsuzaka-gaki (Matsuzaka persimmon), from the town best known for its beef. It weighs 450g / 1 whole pound!

*I previously wrote Fuyuu means 'winter' but it doesn't...it's 富有, just the variety.


Another Christmas Cake in Tokyo 2014: This one is available nationwide from Bask...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Sat, 2014-11-08 03:02
Another Christmas Cake in Tokyo 2014: This one is available nationwide from Baskin-Robbins, aka "31" in Japan. It's a Disney's Frozen themed ice cream cake featuring Olaf the snowman. 18cm diameter x 7.5cm high. 2800 yen (although it says the price may vary depending on the store - maybe some will have promos or something)

https://www.31ice.co.jp/contents/product/icecreamcake/ic081.html


Continuing my Christmas Cakes in Tokyo 2014 series: this is the Sapin Bamboo fr...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Fri, 2014-11-07 03:54
Continuing my Christmas Cakes in Tokyo 2014 series: this is the Sapin Bamboo from Sadaharu Aoki. It measures 9 x 14 x 4cm and has layers of matcha cream, chocolate ganache and matcha sponge etc. It costs 3240 yen (but it looks quite small, so maybe serves 3-4?) and can only be picked up at their Tokyo Midtown store.

http://www.sadaharuaoki.co.jp/shop/item_detail?category_id=150062&item_id=1467372


3-part Funassyi bento box. Made in Japan too (pretty unusual for character bento...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Fri, 2014-11-07 02:07
3-part Funassyi bento box. Made in Japan too (pretty unusual for character bento boxes). Hyahhaa!!


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Continuing with my look at Christmas Cake offerings in Tokyo for 2014: the Mosai...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2014-11-06 06:16
Continuing with my look at Christmas Cake offerings in Tokyo for 2014: the Mosaic Cake from the Fiorentina Pastry Boutique at the Grand Hyatt in Roppongi. It's made up of squares of 10 different kinds of cake (the description says both sponge type and mousse type), and measures 21cm x 30cm. Serves 13-15. Cost: 20,000 yen.

http://restaurants.tokyo.grand.hyatt.co.jp/fiorentina-pastry-tokyo/news/christmas-cake.html


Yuzu pepper flavored potato chips #japan (Note: They're from Calbee, and they s...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2014-11-06 05:47
Yuzu pepper flavored potato chips #japan

(Note: They're from Calbee, and they say 'limited edition'. The regular flavors for this Kataage (which means 'hard-fried' so the chips are pretty hard and crispy) are are salt, and black pepper.)


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