Minamoto Kitchoan

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Kasutera (aka Castella), a sponge cake sold in a long box ($14). There’s plain and green tea (above). It’s fluffy and dense at the same time.

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Sayamanomine, a matcha crepe folded with red bean paste and mochi ($4).

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Minamoto Kitchoan is right by Rockefeller Center and I used to get afternoon snacks here all the time when I worked in a building nearby. It’s a bakery filled with all sorts of Japanese confectionery. And because this place is Japanese, everything sold is adorably packaged.

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Plastic replicas of the are on display so you know what’s in each package.

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Some of these treats have to be eaten within a couple of days and the saleswomen will let you know which ones as they put them in your shopping bag. I’ve never been disappointed by anything made with mochi here; They’re never too sweet and the texture is perfect.

LOCATION: Minamoto Kitchoan | 608 Fifth Ave. (It’s actually on 49th Street between Fifth & Sixth Ave.) | New York, NY 10020 | 212.489.3747

2 Comments

  • I'm a big fan of the tiny London branch as well. You're right; the good are never too sweet and the service is good. I try to practice my Japanese when I'm there but always end up rambling. The gracious staff don't seem to mind.

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    4 years ago

    Hi Milla, that's a great place to practice your Japanese! The women who work there are so nice and always have a smile on their face.

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