May 31, 2019: Hattendo is here! Hattendo is here!

IMG_20190531_152424

As many of you blog regulars who have followed my Tokyo exploits are already aware, I am a HUGE fan of Hattendo cream buns.  They are one of the high points of my annual Japan trips – fluffy cream-filled buns available in various flavors.  ]On my last days in Tokyo, I always make it a point to swing by the Akihabara subway station so I can pick up a few for the flight home.  But, as of today, I will no longer have to go to Japan to get my Hattendo fix because they are now available here in Toronto at the Hattendo Cafe (15 Baldwin Street).

IMG_7724.jpeg

They had their soft opening today, so Akemi and I swung by to sample the goods.

Ah, natsukashii.  This brings me back.

IMG_20190531_152509.jpg

Also available: matcha, adzuki, and custard melon pan, various coffees and lattes, and a Hattendo ramune.

IMG_20190531_152441.jpg

I’m considering putting in an application for the Hattendo mascot position.  They can pay me in buns.  What do you think?