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5 Handpicked Must-Try Pudding Masterpieces In Tokyo!

5 Handpicked Must-Try Pudding Masterpieces In Tokyo!

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Tokyo is known for its numerous confectionery shops. This time, we have selected the best of the best - the five most popular pudding desserts in Tokyo, loved equally by children and adults. Try out these one-of-a-kind delicacies!

Translated by Jelena Kitamura

Written by OsawaKimie

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In Tokyo, where battles are fought between numerous confectioney shops, there is one universal dessert that's enchanting equally to both children and adults – pudding. Today we will introduce five best-of-the-best confectionery stores in Tokyo, and their unparalleled, must-eat pudding desserts.

1. The Asakusa Silky Pudding from the Testarossa Cafe (380 Yen)

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The first one on our list is the Asakusa Silky Pudding, a famous dessert to try at the Testarossa cafe. The accent is on using well-known eggs from Okukuji in Ibaraki prefecture, and fresh milk from Hokkaido. Its name is likely to be heard on various TV shows and seen in many magazines since it is widely known throughout the country.

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As the name suggests, it appeals to one’s mouth with its silk-like, gentle texture. There is no doubt that once you’ve tried it, you will fall prey to its softness. And since it goes down your throat smoothly, leaving a fresh aftertaste, it should appeal even to the ones who don’t really have much of a sweet tooth.

Another charming point of this pudding is its well-balanced caramel-custard taste with a bitter punch to it, making it more to adults’ liking. It also sets it apart from the usual pudding desserts you can easily find everywhere.

2. The Happy Pudding of the Mahakala Happy Pudding Shop (Custard, 370 Yen)

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The Mahakala Happy Pudding shop (Nakameguro Ureshi Purinyasan Mahakara) offers homemade pudding with captivating richness of flavor, owing to the generous amount of eggs used while making it – the so-called best eggs in Japan – Nihon Ichi Kodawari Tamago. These eggs are particularly rich in Vitamin E, which made them well-known in all of Japan as well. Here is a picture of the shop’s No. 1 selling product, the Happy Pudding (custard).

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What makes this pudding special is the fresh minty aroma adding to its sweet-savory taste. After just one spoonful of this delicious custard pudding, your mouth will recognize the slightly bitter caramel aftertaste, which along with the supple texture, is the signature of Happy Pudding. We bet you will unintentionally find yourself grinning after tasting this little cup of joy.

3. Quatre’s Oeuf Pudding (Plain, 190 Yen)

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The famous Oeuf pudding of the confectionery shop Quatre is made with fresh eggs from Okukuji in Ibaraki prefecture, inside and out. But that is not all that makes it a special one – the most surprising fact about this dessert is that it is made with sugar, eggs and milk only! It is a luxurious treat made with the simplest ingredients. And it will make a perfect gift, with its adorable egg-like package.

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Oeuf is the French word for “eggs”, and just like the name suggests, the Oeuf Pudding has the gentle, genuine taste of a pudding dessert made from plenty of nutritious eggs. You can buy this product at any of the eight Quatre confectionery stores (the main store in Kakinokizaka, the Tokyu Department Store in Shibuya, the Shinagawa Station Store, the Tokyo Station Store, the Ueno Store, the Akihabara Store, the Odaiba Store and the Narusedai Store).

4. The Creamy Pudding of Toyonchi No Tamago Shimokitazawa (268 Yen)

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Toyonchi No Tamago is a store in Shimokitazawa that specializes in eggs. Their most recognized dessert, loved by many is the Creamy Pudding, and this is its big secret – it contains egg yolks only, of the so-called “king eggs” (Ouran), delivered every morning all the way from Chiba prefecture. Mighty eggs are this pudding’s essential part, to which it owes its rich, powerful flavor.

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Even the egg-shaped container looks cute, doesn’t it? Other than at the Shimokitazawa Store, you can treat yourself to the Creamy Pudding at the Koenji Store, the Musashi-Koyama Store and the Chiba Store as well.

5. The Colombin’s Harajuku Honey Pudding (1029 Yen)

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To describe the Harajuku Honey Pudding, we just have to say that it is a no-more-than-forty-cups-per-day-and-it-is-still-sold-out-every-time type of dessert. It is a mythical dessert made with honey collected on the top of a building in Harajuku.

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In contrast to the previously mentioned pudding desserts, this one doesn’t contain caramel sauce. Instead, it has special, homemade Harajuku Honey poured over it for a delightful aftertaste.

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It is a match made in heaven, with a carefully balanced combination of honey, milk, sugar and eggs, to create a creamy delicacy. It is as if a sweet-tasting magic is performed inside your mouth while you are enjoying this savory dish.

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This pudding is distinguished from other types by the homemade honey which brings forth its natural sweetness. If you want to try delicious Harajuku Honey Pudding yourself, you can buy it at the main store in Harajuku, or order it from the online shop. But bear in mind that it is the number one product of this confectionery shop, so it is usually already sold out in the evening at the Harajuku Store. The safest way to get your hands on it is to visit the store in good time.

There are an immense number of shops in the sweets-war zone of Tokyo, where you can revel in these and other mouthwatering puddings. We have chosen the five most popular pudding desserts for you to try. So, on your next trip to Tokyo let your taste buds lead the way toward these shops of wonder!

Information

1. Testarossa Cafe
Address: Tokyo, Taito, Asakusa 1-4-11
Hours: 11:00-21:00
Closed: None
WiFi: Not Available
Credit Cards: Not Available
Languages: Japanese
Menu/Pamphlets in Other Languages: Not Available
Nearest Station: Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro Subway Ginza Line, Toei Subway Asakusa Line, Tsukuba Express Railway Line)
Access: 2-minute walk from Asakusa Station (Ginza Line), 3-minute walk from Asakusa Station (Toei Subway Asakusa Line), 5-minute walk from Asakusa Station (Tsukuba Express Railway Line)
Phone: 03-5828-1677
Website: TestaRossaCafe (Japanese)

2. Mahakala Happy Pudding Shop
Address: Tokyo, Meguro, Aobadai 1-17-5 Mezon Aoba 101
Hours: 11:00-18:00
Closed: Tuesday
WiFi: Not Available
Credit Cards: Not Available
Languages: Japanese
Menu/Pamphlets in Other Languages: Not Available
Nearest Station: Nakameguro Station (Tokyu Toyoko Line, Tokyo Metro Subway Hibiya Line)
Access: 7-minute walk from Nakameguro Station
Phone: 03-6427-8706
Website: Mahakala Happy Pudding Shop (Japanese)

3. Quatre's Main Store Kakinokizaka
Address: Tokyo, Meguro, Kakinokizaka 3-11-4
Hours: 10:00-20:00 (last order 19:30)
Closed: None
WiFi: Not Available
Credit Cards: VISA Credit Card
Languages: Japanese
Menu/Pamphlets in Other Languages: Not Available
Nearest Station: Gakugeidaigaku Station (Tokyu Toyoko Line)
Access: 10-minute walk from Gakugeidaigaku Station
Price: up to 1000 yen
Phone: 03-5431-3663
Website: Patisserie Francais Quatre (Japanese)

4. Toyonchi no Tamago Shimokitazawa Store
Address: Tokyo, Setagaya, Kitazawa 2-37-16
Hours: 10:00-20:00
Closed: None
WiFi: Not Available
Credit Cards: Not Available
Languages: Japanese
Menu/Pamphlets in Other Languages: Not Available
Nearest Station: Shimokitazawa Station (Odakyu Odawara Line, Keio Railway Inokashira Line)
Access: 5-minute walk from Shimokitazawa Station
Price: up to 1000 yen
Phone: 03-5790-9385
Website: Toyonchi no Tamago (Japanese)

5. Colombin Harajuku Main Store and Salon
Address: Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae 6-31-19
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00-21:00 (Sundays/Holidays 10:00-20:00)
Closed: None
WiFi: Not Available
Credit Cards: VISA, JCB, AMEX, Diners Credit Cards
Languages: Japanese
Menu/Pamphlets in Other Languages: Not Available
Nearest Station: Meijijingumae Station (Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin, Chiyoda lines)
Access: 1-minute walk from Exit No.6 of Meijijingumae Station
Phone: 03-3400-3838
Website: Colombin (Japanese), auto-translated site available

The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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