Angela Erika Kubo

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Pastries and sweets by Sangenjaya Station

| Dec 24, 2014

Pastries and sweets by Sangenjaya Station

Bonnet Dane is a long walk from Tokyo’s Sangenjaya Station, and is a tiny shop with only a small selection of baked goods, but it makes up for any inconvenience in quality. Owner Hiroshi Ogihara spent 5½ years in Paris working at bakeries, patisseries ...

Seven-Eleven comes out with a creamy treat

| Dec 16, 2014

Seven-Eleven comes out with a creamy treat

Seven-Eleven has been selling Cold Stone Creamery’s ice cream since 2012, but the two took their partnership a step further by collaborating on a new series of candies that were released last week. One of the new treats you can find at Seven-Eleven stores ...

Christmas in Tokyo is pretty sweet

Dec 9, 2014

Christmas in Tokyo is pretty sweet

Just before the Halloween decorations were taken down and packed up, the signs advertising Christmas cakes went up. Bakeries, department stores and convenience stores all seem to have a corner for small cakes topped with whipped cream and tiny Santa Claus figurines. A traditional ...

Pizza and chocolate are delicious, but not together

| Dec 2, 2014

Pizza and chocolate are delicious, but not together

Pizza and chocolate are two delicious foods, but together they don’t make for a tasty treat. That’s evident when you try Tirol’s new Cheese & Pizza chocolates (¥130 without tax). Each individually wrapped pizza-flavored chocolate has a crunchy cookie center and tastes faintly of ...

Little Pie Factory draws big crowds

| Nov 25, 2014

Little Pie Factory draws big crowds

The newly opened Little Pie Factory in Tokyo’s Hiroo neighborhood (5-16-6 Minami-Azabu, Minato Ward) serves up tiny pies in all kinds of flavors from classic apple (¥380) to a savory turkey and mushroom (¥450). The turkey and mushroom variety is only available during the ...

Step into another era at Cafe Streamline

| Nov 18, 2014

Step into another era at Cafe Streamline

Leaving the tranquil streets of Tokyo’s Daikanyama district and entering Cafe Streamline is like going back in time. The bar contrasts the modern architecture outside with antiques and old kitchen appliances cluttering the interior and soft jazz music playing on a radio. Then again, ...

Popcorn flavors take ever stranger turns

| Nov 18, 2014

Popcorn flavors take ever stranger turns

Frito-Lay Japan releases some pretty weird flavors in its Mike Popcorn line. Earlier this year it was Indian butter chicken curry, while others have included seaweed wasabi, ponzu (citrus soy sauce) and salad. Its latest creation is maple butter (¥105), which has a subtle ...