Japan is filled with wonderful sugary treats. Prior to Japan, I never ate a donut with such a gleamy smile, in fact, I rarely would choose to eat a donut. This all changed after consuming Mister Donut for the first time and yes, donuts for breakfast. Their doughnuts are soft, light and fluffy and melt in your mouth. There are choices for everyone – whether you love chocolate, hate chocolate, love savories or enjoy the original cinnamon. I found Mister Donut in all the cities I visited, Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo.
A common street treat is the crepe. Whether you like it sweet, sour, warm, cold, with or without icecream, fruity, nutty or creamy – they will have it all. My favourite encounter was the Romando Roll cart in Osaka, where the crepe roll was perfectly balanced with chocolate sauce, cream, strawberries and their secret for added crunch; corn flakes.
The last sugary delight is the Manneken Waffle, which are simply doughy belgium waffles – and without a doubt, it has every possible favour to suit your mood – chocolate, cinnamon, maple syrup and green tea. Eating waffles on the go seems a little self indulgent, but considering it’s location above Kyoto station and the amount of sets of stairs the Japanese people encounter, it’s a treat well worth having on a daily basis.