Chocolate Cake (Matcha)

Brand: 7-11 Cost: 213 yen Found at: 7-11   There are days that call for salads and fruits, and there are days that call for the richest, thickest, most decadent cake in the shop. And 7-11 makes some decadent cakes. I suspect that this one is made exclusively of butter, sugar, and matcha (green tea)... Continue Reading →

Premium Cheesecake Chocolate

Brand: Tirol Cost: 45 yen Found at: Family Mart   I don’t love cheesecake.   Which is odd, because I have a massive sweet tooth and I love cheese. But cheesecake has just never quite won me over. It’s disconcertingly both moist and dry – and that vaguely creeps me out. This is not something... Continue Reading →

Tigresse Matcha

Brand: Gateau Festa Harada Cost: Break Room Found At: Break Room Not long ago, the sixth graders went to Kyoto on a school trip. They saw all the big sites – Kyomizudera temple with its beautiful view, the golden and silver pavilions that shine in the autumn sunlight, Sanjusangendo with its thousand life-sized statues of... Continue Reading →

Triangle Black Sugar Steamed Bread

Brand: Lawson Cost: 135 yen Found At: Lawson Sometimes when you swing by the convenience store, you just want a quick, light meal to get you through the day. An onigiri or an apple or cup of jasmine tea – anything healthy and convenient. Sometimes, however, you just need a brick of cake. To be... Continue Reading →

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