Posted by: Ayu
Hi there! This is Ayu from Sakura Hostel Asakusa.
This week, somehow I receive many sweets from our guests.
The first one was from our Mexican guest.
She gave us some fruit candy from her country.
It was very sweet and delicious!
It reminds me of the candy I liked when I was in Brazil.
Japanese sweet is very mild, so I sometimes miss such strong taste.
On the same day, an American guest bought some sweets for us.
It was from Atami in Shizuoka prefecture.
Atami is famous for beautiful seaside and onsen, so it's speciality is seafood and...
If you visit any onsen town in Japan, you'll find some shops selling this kind of cake called "Manju".
Inside is usually black bean paste, and you'll sometimes find different type of paste in it.
Don't forget to taste it if you visit onsen place such as Hakone.
The last one is also fron American guest.
He brought back a pile of sweets to the reception, after we helped him changing the dates of his flight tickets by calling the airline company.
Have you seen this sweets?
It's called "Melon Pan".
It doesn't really taste like melon, but it's named after it's shape.
There are some delicious melon pan store in Asakusa, but you can also get one in convenience store for example.
Melon pan is one of the most popular bread in Japan!
He also bought us cakes called "Ningyo Yaki".
It is speciality of Tokyo, and you can find the famous store in Nakamise st. at Sensoji temple in Asakusa.
"Ningyo" means dolls, so it is always in some?traditional shapes such as bird, lantern etc.
Thank you so much for all these lovely surprise!
I need to go on a diet, though lol
Posted by: Ayu (March 8, 2017 9:27 PM)