Friday, November 13, 2015

Japan Visit - Japanese Cakes

Food in Japan is pretty much delicious anywhere you go, but I have a deep affinity for Japanese sweets.  There's just so many different flavors and types of cakes, tarts, cupcakes, pies, etc. that it can get a little overwhelming, haha.  I'm not saying sweets in the US are bad by any means, but there's just something about the way they make sweets in Japan that is so, so good.

While I was in Japan, a bunch of my relatives were able to get together, and my aunt brought this insane looking box packed with Fujiya cakes, haha.  Just some of the more interesting flavors include purple sweet potato, green tea, and chestnut - all popular flavors for sweets in Japan.  The Fujiya brand has been around for forever, so it's always a nostalgic taste for most people in Japan.

These pretty cakes were slightly fancier and super delicious as well.  My mom and I enjoyed these cakes at a cafe inside of a department store, which had a giant display of about 20 different cakes to choose from - how could you resist?  We both went with seasonal cake flavors - chestnut Mont Blanc, and a muscat grape cake.  A cake with grapes on it might sound a little strange, but these are incredibly sweet seedless grapes that are very popular in the fall in Japan.  A perfect afternoon stop between shopping with lots of tea! 

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