Monday, March 2, 2015

Fresh Dorayaki from Usagiya @ Ueno, Tokyo

Dorayaki is a traditional Japanese confectionery. It is consist of two mini pancakes with sweet red bean paste inside the centre. Dorayaki is very popular in Japan which you can purchase it from any convenience stores and also the favourite food of the anime character Doraemon. Usagiya is quite a popular shop as there is long queue for me to purchase dorayaki from the shop and mostly in the shop are Japanese. Although the dorayaki is one of the best that I tasted so far but its still not great and lacking some of the flavour that I am expecting.

Taste:8/10(Good. The dorayaki from this shop are fresh and without any preservative. The dorayaki also larger than normal dorayaki that you get elsewhere and you can eat whole red bean. The taste is not overly sweet and the pancake were moist and soft. Although, the dorayaki is larger and taste wise is good but I think its not great. The red bean content should be more and the pancake should have some sort of oven smell).
Price:5/10(Near expensive. The dorayaki from Usagiya cost 220 Yen per piece. You can get dorayaki for around 95 to 120 Yen from any convenience stores in Japan).

Usaiya shop. Notice the small rabbit statue on the roof. Located at peaceful place in busy area of Ueno.

Nice dorayaki packaging. The shop keeper informed me that I must consume the dorayaki within a day.

Fresh dorayaki.

The red bean is still in whole. Unlike some dorayaki which only consist of red bean paste.

GPS/Coordinate: 35.706119, 139.771894
Address: 1-10-10 Ueno, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Public transport: Ueno station via JR or Tokyo metro.


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