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  • These are my top sweet spots in Harajuku!

  • [intro]

  • So I'm back in Harajuku, I've actually done a sweets video a long long time ago

  • But I haven't done one recently and a lot has changed in this area

  • So I wanted to take you around in this video and show you all of my new sweet spots

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  • All right, let's do this!

  • Oh Harajuku. It used to be the capital of kawaii fashion and crepes but times are a-changing and this is the new

  • Harajuku, a popular destination area for the trendiest sweet shops from all over Japan

  • and even the world. So pack your toothbrushes for this one, because we're going deep into the streets of

  • Harajuku and you just might get a cavity

  • Hey Wolfy

  • So today is take your son to work day!

  • This actually won't be his first time going out with me

  • But it's not too much of an extension because we take this walk every morning so he's kind of used to it

  • The only thing a little bit different is we're going to be eating today!

  • I usually eat all of this in one day, but I don't know if we'll be able to actually handle that

  • So yeah, we'll just see how it goes! So when you first come to Harajuku

  • Many people head up to Takeshitadori, but as a local I prefer to hit up cat street as it has more of a chill street vibe

  • So let's start here. Quick tip, closest station is meiji jingu maya station

  • Alright, let's start with the Harajuku basics, big fluffy puffy pancakes!

  • Number one. Mikasa deco in cafe hidden in the backside of castrate this spot attracts Patreons of all ages for its clumpy jiggly pancakes.

  • Usually it has a long line outside, especially on the weekends

  • But you know how it is these days. So I ordered their signature Ricotta cheese infused pancakes

  • It comes with three fluffy style pancakes piled up with classic toppings butter whipped cream and a flavorful maple syrup

  • Look at these nice fluffy three layered pancakes. Oh, let me just

  • Take some of this

  • Dip it in look at that

  • That's like biting into a cloud it's amazing

  • So what sets this pancake apart is not only is it fluffy?

  • But it's actually made with Ricottata cheese inside. So it has kind of like a nice cheesy

  • Pancake flavor you can see the Ricotta cheese

  • Right there

  • That's a very strong maple syrup makes it super sweet but the pancake itself just nice and fluffy

  • But it has kind of like a nice density to it as well because of the Ricotta cheese. I also ordered a puffin

  • It's a perfect mix of fluffy pancakes and muffin tasting texture-wise. I would say it's most like a fluffy pancake shaped into a muffin

  • Would want a muffin when you can get a puffin you can see that it's a fluffier than a normal

  • Muffin and look at that. I just dolloped everything there dripping

  • Oh!

  • What an explosion of flavors in my mouth?

  • So I had to get Wolfie out. It looks like he's just as hungry as me right now

  • I really enjoy that nice sourness of the raspberry

  • Then you have the cream on top of it and some of this powdered sugar

  • Number two Snowy Village. Snowy Village is a Korean style shaved ice shop that uses fresh rich milk and tops their treats with an

  • Overwhelming portion of fresh fruits and sides cookie so cute

  • So I ordered their luscious fresh mango shaved ice on top

  • There's whipped cream and an absurd amount of fresh mangoes and a mango sauce poured over it

  • Look at this mountain of joy

  • It is literally as big as my head look at that. You have the mangoes and then there you have the shaved ice.

  • And these pieces of mangoes are nice that you have almost like some mango syrup on it as well I just love how

  • Flaky the ice is you just get it so nice and fine almost looks like little pieces of shaved coconut just melts

  • In your mouth you can taste a little bit like sweetened milk in the ice as well. Just below it. You have some more mango

  • Number three. Mizuho just a few minutes from Mikasa Deco and cafe

  • this Japanese confectionery shop specializes in mame daifu

  • In fact, it's been crowned by locals as part of the Tokyo big three for mommy daifu

  • Alright, we got it

  • Look at that right there, look at all of that powder coming off my fingers. Oh!

  • Powder all over my lips. The mochi itself is just so soft and the anko inside is just super silky

  • It has the sweetness to it

  • but it also has kind of like a saltiness at the same time kind of like a blend of

  • different like flavors a very well put together sweet you can see it has the mochi outer shell you can see inside that has a

  • Cochin has these little beans that are inside of the mochi

  • Skin itself. This is a pure like old school traditional Japanese sweets

  • So if you don't have a flavor for Japanese sweets, then it might be a little bit too

  • How do you say elegant or too old school for you?

  • It's not like sweet sugary junky kind of taste but it's kind of like a nice refined elegant taste

  • Number four milk, milk, milk. So this spot in Harajuku has some of the freshest Hokkaido milk around. Let me show you

  • Milk, milk, milk not to be confused with closets closets closets just opened up in La Fore on the second floor this last July it offers

  • milk sweets using 100%

  • real deal, Hokkaido

  • Rich milk which has a high rate of milk bath the shop regularly collaborates with characters and when I visited this time

  • They were doing a sanyo my melody collaboration

  • So I got the strawberry pudding which is a soft milk pudding topped with strawberry sauce. I love this place

  • You have a milk a straight from Hokkaido too that I've mixed it around a little bit already

  • That milk tastes so fresh and if you really want you can get a soft cream on top of this but I

  • Just wanted to get this nice milky pudding

  • Oh that freshness is unbelievable this one because it is like a milk pudding

  • It's more kind of like drippity drippity dew but it just makes it all so much better. In fact, it's so good

  • You can just like drink it straight which we can do

  • Wow, that is fabulous before I continue

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  • Number five Matcha house just across the street from the newly renovated JR

  • Harajuku station located in the with harajuku building on the third floor

  • You can find one of my favorite cafes Matcha house a Matcha specialty cafe shop

  • Originally from Kyoto Matcha's house. Number one menu is without a doubt their Uji Matcha Tiramisu

  • they use Matcha from Morihan a tea maker with more than

  • 180 years of history. So a lot of you guys might already know that we featured at this spot in my Kyoto video

  • But since we're doing a whole new Harajuku video and they're finally here in Tokyo. I wanted to show you this spot

  • So this is the Matcha tiramisu that you saw in my Kyoto video and it's just so delicious

  • You can see the green tea at the top of it and then it has the mascarpone

  • And then you can see the sponge cake right there

  • That is heaven and the sponge cake itself, it's like soaking up all of the Matcha flavor

  • And so you get kind of like this moist almost delicate kind of dessert and then the Matcha itself has a nice bitterness

  • But it's not too strong

  • In fact, I can almost see myself in like a full bath of this tiramisu and just dunking my entire body

  • Not to put pictures inside of your head

  • What's kind of cool is that if you eat more of the sponge cake

  • You get kind of more of the Matcha flavor taste to it

  • And then if you stick to the mascarpone the white stuff, then you have a heavier thicker creamy dessert. It's kind of cool

  • How you can kind of like balance what kind of flavors you want look at?

  • that you can see the

  • Hojicha all in there. You have the ice cream right? there. It even has some kuromitsu in there, which is like a brown sugar

  • Ah that Hojicha is good. For those of you that don't know Hojichae is still a green tea unlike a green tea

  • It's not that bitter but it almost has like a burnt flavor kind of like goes through your senses and your nose

  • you can see the

  • Kuromitsu right there

  • Wow, it tastes a little bit less than like a very like strong cow milk

  • But it's just so super silky and goes really really well together

  • So, how are you doing Wolfie feeling good? Yeah, let's go to another spot

  • Number six coconut glands. This next one is a Vegan ice cream shop originally from maui. Hawaii

  • They serve organic dairy-free vegan ice cream. Oh, what did I just say Vegan? Don't worry. Their coldy colds are no joke

  • So in this video I couldn't leave out all of my Vegan fans. I know you guys are always asking for me to show

  • One of the food spots. So this is dedicated to you guys

  • So we have original Pistachio and passion fruit. I believe this is the Pistachio here

  • It's a nice Pistachio you can like taste all that like the nuttiness in there

  • You can see like how natural that is the different pieces of the Pistachio the greens the browns

  • It's original right there, and it looks like it even has a coconut slices

  • They have a lot of it chunks in here nice slices just to feel like you're eating a full coconut

  • This one is the passion fruit

  • Really fruity has a nice tardy slang to it so good. I can't believe it's Vegan

  • Number seven Dot Com Space if you're looking for a quiet cafe chill spot. You don't have to look any further

  • Just two minutes North of JR. Harajuku station, but it's hidden in the back streets. So don't get lost

  • Feel free to download the map in this video to help you along

  • The store uses a coffee tech called it drip drop by bubble lab. It kind of sounds like a rap song to me though

  • Barresas carefully choose coffee beans from selected roasters like foodland coffee roasters and pillow coffee

  • So we needed to take a quick coffee break and show you this spot

  • Well, Maiko is having a nice latte and in fact I'm having a Tokyo IPA but

  • since we are doing a sweets video, I wanted to mention this little deal it is a

  • Big walnut toast you have the walnuts right there on top. You have the figs here

  • and then it has some whipped cream right there and

  • It has like a syrup here and it's almost like a caramel but almost tastes like it has a rum in it

  • That's nice and I just love how fresh this fig is

  • Far east brewing company. Thank you for this break

  • What's also cool is that you know?

  • really nice places like this

  • Usually tend to get really really like crowded and there's a lot of people but in fact, we're here on a Saturday

  • It's not too crowded. So it's kind of like a little hideaway from like the busy busy crowds

  • I don't know if it's a beer or the rum in here, but I'm feeling happy right now. Let's move on to the next place

  • And number eight gomia cookie this next spot is famous for their sesame ice cream

  • They use up to 9,000 sesame seeds for one scoop and they also have this really really interesting

  • Tempura ice cream. Let's go inside and let me show you

  • This shop offers the richest sesame ice cream in the world. Well, at least that's what they say

  • the shop is produced by cookie sangio, which is a well-known sesame products company in mia with

  • 131 years of history

  • So check it out, I got the sesame and Matcha parfait. I got two different flavors of sesame

  • I got white and black and this is actually the salty version of the sesame. They actually have six different flavors

  • Let's first taste this sesame. Oh, it's already dripping

  • Whoa, that's like a very refined taste definitely taste the sesame but it has that interesting saltiness to it a little bit rich

  • But it's really really smooth

  • Hmm, right here you have like the brown stuff

  • you have some Azuki and then you have some like Matcha pudding right there and there's just

  • So much different flavors. This has like everything you want in the dessert

  • You can see the water mochi right there on the other side of it. You have some whipped cream

  • Hmm, like a little jello bomb. There's so many little presents in here and then you get the Azuki bean. Look at that

  • I'm just loving life right now. I also got an ice cream tempura with black sesame ice cream inside

  • This is actually ice cream fried in tempura. Where else can you get that in this world?

  • I think it's kind of like hot to the touch like french fries, but it's cold a little

  • Snowball, let me just dig deep into this one

  • Whoa!

  • Look at that black sesame in there. It almost looks like a mud pie. That's amazing

  • Wow! What a combination but you definitely get that sesame goodness in there

  • Nice ice cream a cold flavor to your mouth, but then you get this tempura that just covered

  • It's more of like a donut texture that's surrounded so it's like if you imagine having a donut with some ice cream inside

  • It's probably more like that. I can literally eat this all day

  • All right

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