Representative Japanese Sweets of Tokyo
In 2014, “Let’s Enjoy Tokyo” did a questionnaire about the souvenir confections for 1,557 men and women living all over Japan. They announced “Top 5 Tokyo souvenirs which everybody wants to get.”
“Standard Tokyo souvenirs” and “the products ranked in 2013” are excluded.
No.1 : “Honig Apfelbaum” Karl Juchheim – 369 votes
No 2 : “Kuzu-Mochi (arrowroot cake)” Funabashi-ya – 331 votes
It is the taste of a long-standing shop established in the Edo era.
These Japanese style sweet get much support from people in their forties and fifties particularly.
No.3: “Banana Bread” Pastry Boutique ‘ORIGAMI’ in the Capitol Hotel Tokyu, well-established luxury hotel of Akasaka – 323 votes
No.4: “Assorted Dry Cakes” Yougashi (western confectionery) ‘West’ – 316 votes
No.5: “The Original RaisinWich” Patisserie ‘Paris Ogawaken’ – 310 votes
Raisins and special cream are sandwiched by two cookies. The confections of No.4 and No.5 seem to have two reasons why they were chosen “Top 5 Tokyo souvenirs.” Both of them are value-added confections; not only delicious taste but also “Tokyo limited edition” & “long standing shops.”
One of the requirements to be popular sweets is “limited edition”! Oh, that is another new requirement !
Because there are too many Japanese sweets in Japan, we might get tired of the ordinary ones we can get easily.
Wrapped up by Yushi