Tsukiji is known for its seafood, but it is also attracting attention lately for its sweets. This article introduces some cute sweets that people are rushing to upload onto social media platforms like Instagram.
- Tummies Full of Sweet Bean Paste! Sanokiya's Maguro-yaki
- Egg-based Sweets Devised by an Omelet Shop! GOCHIMARU's Date Rolls
- Sure to be a Hit on Instagram! Soratsuki's Strawberry Daifuku
- Overwhelmed by the Rich Taste and Aroma of Tea! Jugetsudo Tsukiji Main Store's Rich Hojicha Mont Blanc
- Whale and Whitebait in Ice Cream?! Kujira no Tomisui's Whale Ice Cream
Tummies Full of Sweet Bean Paste! Sanokiya's Maguro-yaki
The most recommended item at Sanokiya, which is operated by a mother-and-daughter team, is not taiyaki, but rather, maguro-yaki shaped like tuna. Ogura an (sweet bean paste made from the finest azuki beans from Tokachi, Hokkaido) fills the flaky dough. The hint of saltiness in its sweetness will make you gobble one up before you know it!
The chewy Maguro Monaka has a 100% rice flour crust that’s wrapped around their special sweet bean paste. Both of these cute sweets are shaped like tuna.
Address: 4-11-9 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (closes when stock runs out)
Holidays: Sundays, National Holidays, Market Holidays
Seating: None (no smoking)
Egg-based Sweets Devised by an Omelet Shop! GOCHIMARU's Date Rolls
GOCHIMARU is an egg-based sweets store operated by the famous Japanese omelet store, Marutake. Their Date Rolls, which are a sweet version of Datemaki omelets, are perfect for when you’re a little hungry. You can combine the flavors of your choice from among the following: chocolate, matcha (green tea), and cheese.
The egg sablé (biscuits) by Marutake are adorned with a cool "take" brand. You'll be satisfied with the crunching sound it makes when bitten into.
Address: In Marutama Suisan, 4-13-13 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Seating: None (non-smoking)
Sure to be a Hit on Instagram! Soratsuki's Strawberry Daifuku
The Strawberry Daifuku that are daintily lined up in Soratsuki include standard ones packed with smooth or rough sweet bean pastes, made with azuki beans from Tokachi in Hokkaido, as well as unusual ones with rich custard or strawberry yogurt fillings. A huge strawberry is placed on every piece of this daifuku, which uses the highest-quality Shiga Habutae mochi.
The pastel colors and cute shapes will capture your heart!
Address: 4-11-10 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)
Seating: None (no smoking)
Overwhelmed by the Rich Taste and Aroma of Tea! Jugetsudo Tsukiji Main Store's Rich Hojicha Mont Blanc
Jugetsudo Tsukiji Main Store is a specialty store for Japanese tea opened by Maruyama Nori-ten, which was established in 1854. Their Mont Blanc, made with plenty of the highest-quality tea leaves, is deliciously moist.
The matcha version has a whole Japanese chestnut inside, while the hojicha version has Kanoko beans. Enjoy it with the shop's original blended tea for a luxurious tea time. The set costs 1,300 JPY.
■Jugetsudo Tsukiji Main Store
Address: 4-7-5 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Cafe 9:30 am - 5:00 pm (L.O. 4:30 pm)
Holidays: National Holidays (Sundays for the cafe)
Seating: 7 (no smoking)
Whale and Whitebait in Ice Cream?! Kujira no Tomisui's Whale Ice Cream
The ice cream shop operated by Kujira no Tomisui is unique. The black powder sprinkled on top of their whale ice cream is a compound called “balenine” that is extracted from whales. It is an amino acid that top athletes are showing interest in for its effects against fatigue.
The Shirasu (whitebait) ice cream has boiled shirasu in it, resulting in a fun and interesting texture.
■Kujira no Tomisui
Address: 4-10-17 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (closes when stock runs out)
Seating: 21 (separate smoking seats)
[This article was originally published in Walkerplus on 05.29.2018]
*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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