What to eat

What to eat

TOH KYUEMON

What: A twist on the traditional daifuku or mochi, which is normally filled with red bean paste, the Uji green tea daifuku features a thick green tea cream paste.

The paste is made from green tea powder from Uji, a region in Kyoto famous for its green tea, blended with fresh cream and then wrapped in a chewy mochi skin.

Price: $23 for a box of six

SAPPORO KANIHAN

What: Premium Japanese rice topped with strips of crab leg meat and ikura (salmon roe) make for a decadent bento meal. The seafood donburi also retails at the famous Nijo market in Sapporo, Hokkaido.

Price: $34

GINZA SEMBIKIYA PATISSERIE

What: The patisserie started out as a fruit speciality store in 1894. To draw customers in the 1960s, it developed artisan fruit-infused confections.

The Ginza apple kuchen uses Fuji apples flavoured with cinnamon, which are encased in a baumkuchen (German layered cake).

Price: $21 for 400g

TOMITA MELON HOUSE

What: Red-fleshed melons from Hokkaido are used to make melon smoothies topped with soft-serve ice cream.

Tomita Melon House is located in Furano, Hokkaido, which is famous for its lush lavender fields.

Price: $8

VANILLA BEANS

What: What started out as a small shop in Yokohama in 2000 has become a popular brand in Japan. Feed your chocolate craving with a chocolate sandwich - double chocolate butter cookie filled with rich chocolate ganache.

Price: $20 for a box of four

SASAYA SYOEN

What: Sasaya Syoen has been specialising in handmade sweets since 1918. The warabi mochi or bracken (a type of fern) starch dumpling is handmade.

Price: $15 for 85g, $25 for 170g

SEAFOOD FACTORY FOUR SEASONS OF REBUN ISLAND

What: Forget your typical maki sushi (sushi rice rolls). This Hokkaido company offers premium salmon wrapped in kelp and grilled. Yep, no rice.

Price: $16 to $28

TSUKIJI RYOTEI TAKEWAKA

What: Those who like chirashi (sliced or chopped raw fish on Japanese rice) will love the tuna and seafood chirashi cup with premium Japanese rice topped with ikura (salmon roe), salmon and tuna belly. The seafood is sourced directly from Tokyo's renowned Tsukiji market.

Price: $16

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