Sunday, February 18, 2018

Anmitsu at Hatsune (初音) - Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman Episode 1

If you're reading this then you're probably a Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman fan like we are. And like us, you might be thinking of paying a few of the shops a visit on your next trip to Tokyo. To help you a little in your quest, today we bring you a short write-up of the Shiratama Anmitsu at Hatsune (初音) i.e. the dessert that appeared on the very first episode of the show!

Follow this link to go back to the master list of all the other dessert shops / cafes.

🍨 Anmitsu is a Japanese traditional dessert with red bean paste and other ingredients heaped on to kanten (agar jelly) cubes. Pictured below is the Shiratama Anmitsu at Hatsune (初音)(¥900), which includes ...

Shiratama: Glutinous Rice Flour dumplings
Kanten: Agar Jelly Cubes
Anko: Sweet Bean Paste (normally Azuki beans)
Gyuuhi: Delicate, chewy sweets made of glutinous rice or glutinous rice flour
Kuromame: Sweet Black Soybeans

... plus seasonal fruits, and your choice of shiroi mitsu or kuro mitsu (clear and dark syrup respectively). We personally preferred the additional earthiness of the kuro mitsu over the plain sugary sweetness of the white.

Kantaro Sweet Tooth Salaryman Shiratama Anmitsu at Hatsune

👥 Crowd: We visited on a weekend afternoon and the shop was only about 2/3'rds full, so there shouldn't be any problem getting a seat here for couples or small groups.

Kantaro Sweet Tooth Salaryman Shiratama Anmitsu at Hatsune

🚄 Access: As always, directions via Google Maps rarely ever fail me in Tokyo, but if you won't have Internet connectivity then you should head either to the Ningyocho (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line and Toei Asakusa Line) or Suitengu-Mae (Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line) stations.

Kantaro Sweet Tooth Salaryman Shiratama Anmitsu at Hatsune

Hatsune is facing a decently large street, and it's quite easy to spot from a distance.

Kantaro Sweet Tooth Salaryman Shiratama Anmitsu at Hatsune Kantaro Sweet Tooth Salaryman Shiratama Anmitsu at Hatsune

Tabelog Link for your quick reference on opening days / hours. Reservations and credit cards not accepted.

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