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Dec 9, 2017

The Best Compensation for Holiday Shopping

There are so many great things about the Holiday season--the cheer, the music, the gift-exchange, etc.  Still, the one thing I think everyone dislikes is holiday shopping.  Don't get me wrong, Christmas shopping in Japan is nowhere near as bonkers as it is back in the states, but it does get a bit hectic, especially during the weekends.  


Today could have been one of those hectic days at the shop, but just as I was about exhaust my patience reservoir, I chanced upon my favorite Japanese pastry: Siberia Cake.



Siberia Cake takes two of my favorite sweets--castella cake and yokan--and combines them into a delicious treat.  Haven't heard of it before?  That's not unusual.  Siberia Cake used to be popular during the late Meiji/Taisho era, but can be tough to find these days.  The only company that produces this with any regularity is Yamazaki, though you can find a few bakeries that still make it.


Fortunately, most big supermarkets (especially Seiyu and Aeon) offer these little gems in the pastry section, so if you need a pick me up after holiday shopping, treat yourself to one of these.  Almost makes me want to go back out to the shops.  Almost...

genkidesuka

genkidesuka

Hitting the books once again as a Ph.D. student in Niigata Prefecture. Although I've lived in Japan many years, life as a student in this country is a first.

Blessed Dad. Lucky Husband. Happy Gaijin (most of the time).


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