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


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).


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

Ah, natsukashii.  This brings me back.


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


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