This past weekend in NYC I went back to two places that I’ve enjoyed visiting because of their uniqueness. One is Minamoto Kitchoan, and the other is Kinokuniya.. (I’ll write about Kinokuniya in my next post.)
Minamoto Kitchoan is this small Japanese sweets shop that deals in traditional Japanese (but more generally Asian) confectionery, also known as wagashi. This includes your daifukus, mochis, dorayakis, etc. I found they also have Chinese moon cakes and adorable rabbit-shaped cakes.
They also switch out their stock for seasonality, so some things you find in the summer, and some things you find in the fall.
And of course, they put it all together in a neat little package.
I bought a bunch of these back in the summer and don’t even remember what everything was. Of course the sakuramochi is easy, but the rest of the names I’ve forgotten.