PROBABLY THE BEST ICE CREAM MATCHA MELON PAN IN TOKYO
Welcome to a new episode of Food Escapades Japan where your host, Le Captain Foodie, travels around Japan to discover and review the best food available.
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ASAKUSA KAGETSUDO 浅草花月堂本店
Kagetsudo is a bakery located in the traditional district of Asakusa in Tokyo. It is a local institution and a mandatory stop for me each time
Asakusa Kagetsudo has several shops in Tokyo and you can find the details of their shops on this link: https://asakusa-kagetudo.com/en/. I would recommend you to go to the Asakusa store, just for the atmosphere and the proximity with a lot of touristic places worth seeing such as the Senso-Ji temple.
If you want to avoid tourists on the other end you should definitely try the other shops as this one tend to be a bit crowded.
THE DELICIOUS ICE CREAM MATCHA MELON PAN
I know I will disappoint a lot of you, but simply forget about the bland Melon Pan you buy at 7-Eleven. With approximately 3000 pieces sold a day, Asakusa Kagetsudo is a bakery specialised in Melon Pan and serves the real deal.
At Asakusa Kagetsudo they offer a wide variety of Melon Pan from the classic plain one (cf. picture above) to the Ice Cream Melon Pan that I am recommending to you today.
The Ice Cream Melon Pan is basically a plain Melon Pan sliced in two and filled with delicious ice cream. They serve it with all kind of ice cream flavours. If you want to do it the Japanese way, go for the Matcha flavoured ice cream, it is a real blast! The heat and crispness of the just baked Melon Pan combined with the cold of the ice Cream creates a delicious texture that melts in your mouth. The quality of the ingredients used to produce both the Melon Pan and the Ice Cream
The first bit into this masterpiece should have you as addicted as
The Kagetsudo bakery has a secret recipe that makes the Melon pan crispy on the outside and super fluffy on the inside. You can instantaneously feel the difference if you have tried Melon Pan before or if you used to buy them at your local convenience store. It is like buying a croissant at un supermarket in France and then
If you make a stop at Asakusa Kagetsudo, take this opportunity to also visit the Area. There are lots of traditional shops and interesting places to see. If you are lucky and the weather is decent,
2 Chome-7-13 Asakusa, Taitō, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
Opening Hours: 09-00 – until sold out