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May 31, 2007 11:41 AM

Japanese Desserts

Can anyone think of any chocolatiers that are using Japanese ingredients in their chocolates? Or any candy makers in general in NYC...? Or if you know where to buy traditional wagashi...not from a Japanese store...

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  1. Minamoto Kitchoan, 49th btw 5th and 6th. And for plated Japanese desserts, Kyotofu on 48th and 9th.

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    1. re: jsgjewels

      Minamoto is great for wagashi. I think they're exquisite in appearance. Kyotofu is also good for Japanese-inspired items.

      There's also Kee's in Soho that doesn't specialize in Japanese desserts, but carries a yuzu truffle. They also have other internationally inspired chocolates.

      1. re: Miss Needle

        Minamoto Kitchoan is all wagashi (and quite pricey).

        For chocolates that use Japanese ingredients, definitely Kee's. 80 Thompson St. They not only have yuzu as Miss Needle already mentioned, but a Green Tea truffle, which is made with white chocolate and matcha. You can definitely taste the green tea. Mango Green Tea is another of my favorites there.

    2. Yep, Minamoto K. is the place to go for wagashi. I think Marie Belle chocolates was doing a matcha chocolate for a while, but I don't know if they still are. But for green tea chocolate, we love the Dolfin bars you can buy from Fairway on the UWS. Excellent stuff.



      1. Sakagura has green tea and black sesame truffles