If you’ve ever been to Japan, you’d probably have been swarmed with requests for a certain popular snack. Yes, we’re talking about the fragrant and fluffy Tokyo Banana snacks that couldn’t be found in Singapore.
But here’s some good news for those having Tokyo Banana withdrawals. Isetan has recently decided to bring in the delicious snacks into Singapore at S$9.90 for a box of 4.
It’s available both in-store at their Scotts Road outlet and through their website.
(Edit: The bad news is that they sold out in 2 days, even with a limit of 2 boxes per person. But Isetan is looking to bring more Tokyo Bananas into Singapore ASAP, so watch their social media if you want to score a box.)
For peeps who’ve never had the classic snacks, Tokyo Bananas are soft sponge cakes moulded into a banana shape and filled with banana cream custard.
What makes them so addictive is the strong banana flavour from the cream, which contains actual banana paste and not just flavouring.
These Tokyo Bananas sold in Singapore are frozen to ensure that they stay fresh, even after a long plane ride from Japan.
With the banana custard made to withstand cold thawing, you don’t have to worry about the custard losing its flavour or smoothness.
Best of all, you don’t have to eat them all at one go after defrosting. Isetan just recommends consuming them within 7 days.
Does this mean other versions of the Tokyo Banana might make their way to Singapore in the future? Fingers crossed for the recently released Pokemon-themed cakes — the Pikachu one is absolutely adorable.
Ultimately, while the pandemic has impacted our lives in many ways, it’s nice to see places spurred to bring in some of the food we miss from other countries.
Personally, we’re just glad that we can finally munch on some Tokyo Bananas after being stuck in Singapore for so long.
For other popular Japanese snacks that you can find in Singapore, check out the Shiroi Koibito ice cream sandwiches at Don Don Donki.
Pop by to check out Suzuki Gourmet Coffee if you’re looking to experience a tranquil Kyoto Teahouse ambience, right here in Singapore.
cover image from Isetan SG and @japanuts on instagram