Creme Brulee Donut in Kyoto – A must try
It was a beautiful summer day in Kyoto. We were exploring the city with my brother and decided that the best way to enjoy the weather was to walk from Nishiki Market to the Arashiyama bamboo forest. It’s an enjoyable two hours walk, especially considering the beauty of Kyoto and its traditional architecture.
If Kyoto is often referred to as a really authentic and traditional city in Japan, don’t be surprised to find lots of occidental influence when it comes to food. Notably the hundreds Boulangerie and other European inspired bakery stores. And we were quite surprised to find an original local shop specialised in
The Creme Brulee Donut concept store is located in the Nakagyo ward in Kyoto, more especially in the Sanjokai
A passionate Chef
When we walked by the Sanjo Shotengai
There was no one else in the shop at the time so we started engaging with the chef. He is fluent in English (which was unexpected) and explained to us the concept of his store. To keep it short, he tried a creme brulee dessert while travelling abroad and he decided to bring back this recipe to Japan with a twist. That’s how he came with the idea of this fantastic Creme Brulee Donut shop.
That’s what i love about travelling and discovering new places. Especially in Japan where everyone is so dedicated to their craft. He wants to be the king of Creme brulee donut and you can feel his enthusiasm when he talks about it.
As fresh as it can be
The owner is not messing with you when he explains that he wants to sell the best creme brulee donut you can find. After ordering ours (250 yens) he went to get us a freshly fried
He had this proud look in his eyes when he presented the
The Taste: It was perfect!
Well, as you have already guessed the creme brulee donut was amazing.
There is a thing with Japanese people and their capacity to focus on one thing only and try to sublime it and raise it to perfection. That’s the taste this
If you are visiting the area and are
Creme Brulee donut 1 – Krispy Kreme 0.
６９ Kamikawaracho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8374, Japan
Monday – Sunday: 10:00 – 07-00 pm