Tickle Your Sweet Tooth with these Japanese Dessert Shops Around the Metro

Photo by Shari Shari Kakigori House

Sate your sugar cravings with delicious Japanese desserts around the Metro. Affordable and delivered straight from Japan, these dessert shops let you explore the tastes of Japan without leaving the Philippines!

1. Kumori Japanese Bakery and Cafe

Experience authentic Japanese bakery cuisine when visiting Kumori. Here, you’ll enjoy soft, one-of-a-kind buns shipped fresh from Japan without preservatives. Be sure to try their Hanjuku Cheese(cake) for ₱48, baked with luscious cream cheese that melts in your mouth. The Fuwa-Fuwa Cream Buns (₱58) and savory Salmon Bonito (₱65) are popular among the masses, too.

After rinsing it down with a cup of tea, coffee, or a Japanese Sweet Corn Milkshake (₱165), walk it off by exploring nearby shopping malls, then come right back for more!

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2. Ikigai Kakigori Cafe

Gather your friends and family members to devour a bowl of Kakigori, Japan’s version of halo-halo or shaved ice. Served with fresh ingredients, homemade syrup, and lightly shaved ice, Ikigai Kakigori Cafe’s version certainly hits the spot on a hot day.

Their bestseller, Kuromitsu Kakigori (₱180/solo and ₱240/sharing), is topped with mochi, adzuki beans, and Hojicha ice cream, and drizzled with syrup. A solo size is good for 2 to 3 people. Vegans are also welcome and may opt to choose between their mango and matcha variants, switching up cow’s milk with soy milk.

Stay frosty with Kakigori and always keep on a lookout for their new flavors and desserts!

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3. MochiCream Cafe

While in the area, do not miss the chance to try out MochiCream Cafe’s cream-wrapped mochi imported from Japan. For ₱75 each, you can experience flavors such as Sakura, Orange Cheese, and Green Tea, though other mochi cremes may go up to ₱90.

If you are a matcha lover, try out their DōMatcha™, one of the highest quality variants of matcha tea grown in the southwestern part of Kagoshima. You can try it in hot, cold, soft-serve ice cream, and cake forms.

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4. Shari Shari Kakigori House

Another day, another bite of Kakigori to try! The main difference between kakigori shops are their flavors. Shari Shari offers a unique blend with Earl Grey Milk Tea Kakigori and a refreshing Melon Kakigori (themed after the Philippines). Reviews often comment about the sweetness level of the desserts, labeling it as “just right” without being too bland or too sweet.

Shari Shari’s cheapest bowl is worth ₱270, while its premium bowls are worth ₱350 and above. Regardless, you can always expect quality – and a second serving.

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  • Address: C127, Ground Floor, Serendera, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • Operation Hours: 1:00PM – 10:00PM (Mon to Thurs) / 1:00PM – 11:00PM (Fri to Sun)
  • Contact Number(s): +63 961 201 4136
  • Google Maps Link
  • Facebook Page Link

5. Dezato Mochi Cafe

Adventurous food and ice cream lovers, today is the day to explore your sweet palate with unique Mochi Ice Cream flavors such as Salted Caramel, Apple Pie, Avocado, and Bubble Gum! These treats range from ₱40 to ₱60 at Dezato Mochi Cafe. Those interested in a full meal before dessert may order from their savory menu, which features a variety of pizzas, entrees, and sandwiches that would blow you away.

If you’re looking to sample more of their menu, try out the combo meals. Just don’t forget to save room for dessert after! Meals do not hit heavy on the wallet, with dishes not going beyond ₱200. More reasons to treat yourself!

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  • Address: 100 Doña Hemady St, New Manila, Quezon City, Metro Manila
  • Operation Hours: 12:00NN – 9:00PM (Tues to Sat) / 11:00AM – 8:00PM (Sun)
  • Contact Number(s): (02) 8727 1229 / (02) 727 1229
  • Google Maps Link
  • Facebook Page Link

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