I love a double snack day, I love eating a snack that looks like another food I’m eating. It’s summer, it’s time to eat watermelon of all varieties. Fukuoka gets pretty hot, but I love the heat and taking my matcha set into the sun for a little break from work is hard to beat. In this pic you can catch a peek of the mountains in the background, a bunch of which I’ve gotten to hike.
Hard to beat this summer combination. Frothed matcha poured over matcha ice cubes with amanatsu daifuku・甘夏大福. Amanatsu is a summer citrus that has the bitter tanginess of a grapefruit with a deep sweetness. This one has white bean paste covering the candied, pulpy citrus.
Another びわ・biwa・apricot treat, this time with the real thing! This wagashi is filled with white bean paste and is from Rabbit Moon・兎月, a long-standing favourite of mine. They have a really great take-out window system but I can’t wait to go back into the store someday. Until then I’m happy to try every single new thing they have.
While not my go-to flavour, I couldn’t pass up this honeydew melon dorayaki・どら焼き filled with a very mochi-sticky, white bean paste. A nice, uplifting snack that brightened up an early onset rainy season!