I was actually getting lost inside the massive Tokyo Station when I walked by this fruit parlor.
I have absolutely zero sense of direction, but my greatest discoveries are also those that
I chance upon during times my inner GPS fails me.
My family loves fruits, especially Japanese fruits, so I went in to see what I could buy
to bring home with me on my flight later that day.
Cherries were in season and look how perfect each one was! BUT OOOOPS!!!
Something else caught my attention.
LOOK AT THESE TARTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AND THESE, TOO!!!!!!!!!!! I was like a kid going crazy inside a candy store.
After pointing to my dessert of choice, I joined these fruit-loving locals at the table
How about japanese peaches for table centerpiece?
My Strawberry Cake was ¾ the size of my face!
It was also ¾ my body weight (haha, I wish!) but you get the point.
It was VERY HEAVY.
Please take your time admiring it from all angles.
And this is why it was so heavy:
It was jam-packed with sweet and juicy strawberries. Oh, God!
The thin layer of cake was there only to hold the shape and
the cream was merely to fill up the little pockets where
more strawberries couldn't fit.
Down to the very last bite
What other people were having…
I am not a big fan of parfaits. Cakes are my poison and I will come back for every one of these on my next Tokyo trip:
Mixed Berries Cake
Mixed Berries Chocolate Cake!!!!!!!!
Try to go early because this was the situation when I left Kajitsuen at around noon.
For fruit and other fruit-related shopping, there is also another parlor called Takano (see my post here). They have a wider and more premium variety, but their desserts have got nothing on the cakes at Kajitsuen.
Kajitsuen: Tokyo Station 1F Kitchen Street, 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Tel: +81 50 5869 7755