sweets

Why use chocolate or nuts when you can top your ice cream with gold like these Japanese cafes?

Taking a page from traditional artisans, these treats shine like gold near the Sea of Japan.

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Traditional Japanese tea ceremony sweets now appear in the shape of Doraemon anime cats

Bandai is bringing some cuteness to Japanese tea time with these adorable characters from the popular manga and anime series Doraemon.

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Pancake cafe from Fukuoka comes to Tokyo — and we love their divinely fluffy pancakes!

Hona Cafe, the popular pancake eatery from Fukuoka Prefecture in southern Japan, has arrived in Tokyo and is offering Tokyoites a taste of sweet, fluffy heaven!

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Special melon and cheese-flavored Kit Kat now available, but only at selected airports!

This new Kit Kat flavor certainly sounds fascinating, but you can only buy them at strictly limited locations!

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Always-adorable Rilakkuma is now tasty too as new Japanese mochi sweets 【Taste test】

Lawson convenience store shelves are about to get an extra dose of laid-back cuteness.

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Experience the “Color of Water” from a 250-year-old Japanese confection maker!

This beautiful confection with an equally beautiful name is captivating internet users across Japan!

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Time to go bananas for McDonald’s Japan’s chocolate banana smoothie and other new treats

This spring, the Golden Arches might look just a bit like yellow bananas.

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Pixar character pastries from Ginza Cozy Corner are just as awesome as the films themselves

These might be a Children’s Day special, but we know a few adults who’d be interested.

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Sanrio characters Gudetama and Pom Pom Purin are now sweeter than ever as donuts 【Photos】

Gudetama the fried egg looks just as good as a completely different kind of food.

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Japanese ads for “lickable mushrooms” and “sopping wet senbei” are as dirty as you can imagine

With an attractive woman suggestively licking mushroom-shaped candy, and instructions to “shoot your load of ‘secret sauce’ over the cracker”, these commercials don’t hold back.

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Japan’s newest elegant and delicious green tea cheesecake is only available at…7-Eleven?

Japanese convenience stores continue to be awesome with this new matcha dessert.

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Kit Kat Premium Gift Shop now open for limited time near Narita Airport

If you’re coming to Japan and buying Kit Kats is on your list of things to do, you’ll want to check this store out!

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Chocolate Brownie Matcha Frappuccinos make their glorious return to Starbucks Japan

The wait is over to once again enjoy this amazing East-meets-West dessert beverage.

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Beautiful marshmallow flowers are in bloom at Tokyo’s Dominque Ansel Bakery!

Sakura season may be over in Tokyo, but we were still able to see some beautiful and sweet flowers bloom at the Dominique Ansel Bakery in Omotesando, Tokyo!

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Adorable cat-shaped cakes come out to play/get eaten in Tokyo

Theme confectioner’s newest creations are so cute you could (and should) eat them right up.

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Look for one of the weirdest looking buildings in Tokyo to find some very delicious pineapple cake

You would never be able to guess it’s a pastry shop from the outside.

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Starbucks in Korea adds a new item to its menu: custard pudding!

This custard pudding looks so delicious it’ll almost make you regret that Japan only got seasonal sakura and apricot fraps.

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Forget cups and cones – Krispy Kreme Japan is sandwiching its ice cream inside doughnuts!

Just think of all the time you’ll save with delicious dessert multi-tasking!

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We try the new matcha McFlurry from McDonald’s Japan【Taste Test】

The green tea-flavoured sweet dessert is filled with traditional Japanese flavours.

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Promotional event convinces us Kyoto’s Uji City is an area worth both exploring and tasting!

We learn a little about Uji City and its famous tea and also try green tea sweets by Uji-born celebrity pastry chef Toshi Yoroizuka!

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