Chocolate gelato at its most intense

| Aug 1, 2013

Chocolate gelato at its most intense

Who eats chocolate in summer? Very few people who I know. It’s not just that chocolate bars melt in seconds: The taste can seem too heavy and the texture too cloying. It simply doesn’t seem to suit Japan’s muggy heat. But there’s one exception ...

Takemura: as traditional as it gets

| Jul 4, 2013

Takemura: as traditional as it gets

Sweetshops don’t get much more traditional than Takemura; inside and out it is a classic. Founded in 1930, this handsome two-story wooden building has stood untouched in the backstreets of Kanda-Sudacho, with its stone lantern, shrubs, the little palisade of bamboo and verge of ...