Tag Archives: dessert

Neon Genesis Evangelion Christmas Cake

A few weeks ago I talked about the K-On! Christmas cake, and mentioned there was another cake that looked even cooler. I planned to order one for Sean, but missed the cutoff date and kicked myself for days. Then, on … Continue reading

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Salt Caramel Chip Chop: A Taste Disaster

On my lunch break yesterday I stopped by a convenience store, and a new package of Chip!Chop caught my eye. I’d just posted about the catchy yet creepy commercial, and I figured I might as well try the actual product. … Continue reading

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Häagen-Dazs, Japan-style

As I’m sure you know, many non-Japanese companies come out with special flavors and limited editions that never seem to exist in other countries. For example, Häagen-Dazs has a whole line of ice creams called “Dolce”  that I’ve never seen … Continue reading

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ハニトスト! Honey Toast!

You know it’s a good weekend when there’s Karaoke, and last weekend involved not one but TWO trips to Pasela. Pasela seems to be all the rage in Tokyo right now, and they have a huge selection of songs, with … Continue reading

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スタバックス!

As you can probably tell, I enjoy seeing how American companies express themselves on foreign soil. As much as I love seeing what insanity McDonald’s has come up with next, Starbucks is also a great source of tasty and interesting … Continue reading

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Strawberry ケーキ!

Whenever we’ve come to Japan on business trips for Otakon, my male collegues would usually lose a little weight from all of the walking around. On the other hand, I would usually put on a couple pounds, from all of … Continue reading

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Ozenzai & Mochi

Today we decided to try a traditional Japanese New Year’s treat–おぜんざい. Ozenzai is a  red bean soup served with Mochi, or rice cakes. The soup is sweet and, well, beany. Red beans, called azuki in Japan, are a common sweet … Continue reading

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