5 Adorable, Delicious, and Affordable Parfaits to Try at Japanese Family Restaurants
Family restaurants, which attract customers with their extensive menus and reasonable prices, are also famous for their wide selection of desserts! Below are some of the bestselling and popular parfaits that you can order in major family restaurants in Japan.
1. Hot Fudge Sundae (Royal Host)
The Hot Fudge Sundae is a loaded parfait served in a large glass, containing rich chocolate ice cream that is light on the sweetness and fragrant vanilla ice cream that are topped with whipped cream, bananas, crushed biscuits and nuts. The accompanying hot chocolate sauce has a rich and bitter taste to bring out and enhance the creamy taste of the ice cream. The aroma of the crushed biscuit at the bottom of the glass further accentuates the flavors and texture of this dessert, creating an exquisite harmony inside your mouth.
Price: 780 JPY (830 JPY at some branches (excl. tax))
2. Hanasaku Ichigo and Chocolate Parfait (Fujiya Restaurant)
Fujiya is a familiar name thanks to its charming mascot Peko-chan that has her tongue out. This restaurant has eight types of parfaits, including those that use fruits in season and those that use chocolate and matcha green tea. However, the one parfait that you have to try at this restaurant is the Hanasaku Ichigo and Chocolate Parfait (strawberry and chocolate parfait). With layers of mascarpone cream, chocolate mousse, vanilla ice cream, strawberry ice cream and other treats, this colorful parfait is a luxurious delight that is characterized by the exquisite harmony between the acidity of the fresh strawberries and the mascarpone cream that has a hint of Western liquor.
Price: 990 JPY (excl. tax)
3. Yogurt Parfait with Baked Cheesecake (Jonathan’s)
Jonathan’s is a diner that serves not only Western-style sweets, but also a huge selection of Japanese-style desserts such as warabi mochi (bracken starch dumpling) and anmitsu (mixture of boiled beans, agar, fruits and syrup). Here, the most-recommended parfait looks really stunning with yogurt, vanilla ice cream, mangoes, mixed berries and other colorful ingredients packed in a glass and then topped with a slice of rich cheesecake. When you put the rich and creamy cheesecake in your mouth together with the sweet and sour berries, your mouth will be flooded with the delightful sensation of refreshing acidity and sweetness. This parfait also has a refreshing aftertaste thanks to the fruits and yogurt at the bottom of the glass, so you will surely find yourself eating it up quickly even after a meal.
Price: 669 JPY (excl. tax)
4. Mini Green Tea Parfait with Rice Flour Dumplings (Denny's)
The Mini Green Tea Parfait with Rice Flour Dumplings from Denny’s is a parfait filled with exquisite ingredients such as matcha ice cream that generously uses premium Uji green tea from Kyoto, vanilla ice cream, chewy rice flour dumpling and refined coarse sweet red bean paste. The harmony between the bittersweet taste of the rich matcha ice cream and the mild sweetness of the whipped cream and vanilla ice cream is truly superb! This parfait is small, so it is recommended to those who are already full but still want to eat dessert.
Price: 399 JPY (excl. tax)
5. DEVIL’S Brownie Sundae (Denny’s)
The DEVIL’S Brownie Sundae is a tall chocolate parfait that is crammed with chocolate ice cream, pudding, brownies and other chocolate sweets. The brownies with crushed nuts are moist and rich in taste. The thick pudding also has a bitter taste, creating a high-quality parfait that you probably won’t believe is available in a family restaurant. It is a well-balanced parfait whose flavors and textures are accentuated by the crispy cocoa corn, bananas and whipped cream.
Price: 549 JPY (excl. tax)
Parfaits in family restaurants, where people of all ages dine together, come in a rich variety and boast authentic flavors! Make sure to give them a try.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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