Sakura season is here — in Japan, that is. For those of us who aren’t able to head down to view the cherry blossoms and indulge in ramen, sushi, and more delectable Japanese fare, here’s your sign to make a trip to Japan Select & Kyo-mono Festival at Takashimaya instead!
The festival is being held at B2 Food Hall, and only until 20 March 2023. Since the mall is no stranger to these food fairs, you can expect to find large crowds trying to snag sweet and savoury seasonal delights.
Be sure to look out for this Soft Serve Ice Cream (S$8) from Chikiriya, which has matcha and houjicha flavours. The brand originated as a teahouse in Kyoto, so you know you’re in good hands. Whether you’re a matcha lover or a roasted houjicha fan, the soft serve promises to be smooth and creamy!
Craving for something with more bite? iWaffle offers up the cutest little Japanese waffles (from S$4) with various fillings. These aren’t like the standard offerings you’ll find in heartland bakeries — think custard cream, strawberry cheese and more.
Mochi lovers, this one’s for you. Popular dessert store Maruamami will also make an appearance with their Mochi Obanyaki Pancake (from S$4), which are oh-so-soft and chewy with generous amounts of fillings. If that’s not enough to convince you, perhaps the snaking queues that form from the stall might.
I don’t know about you, but I often find myself craving sake when indulging in Japanese fare. However, I don’t necessarily want to open a huge bottle of it every time — if you can relate, you’ll be delighted to know that the festival even has a stall selling glass cups of sake (S$15)!
You’ll also find other pre-packaged delights like Kyoto Candy (S$8), Castella Sponge Cake (S$24) and even a Lip Honey Lab (S$14) portable honey lip balm that you can eat.
These stalls are here for a limited time only, so be sure to head down to get your fill of these Japanese goodies!
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