Sam Shady got me some birthday treats from the fancy Manhattan Japanese treat store, Minamoto Kitchoan. I’ve been there a couple of times and it’s like going to a fancy jewelry store. One time I felt like I was being carefully monitored as if I was going to steal something. Maybe I looked hungry.

Sam gave me a Hakuto Jelly (Peach) that came in a pretty container. It tasted like a juicy peach-flavored canned-pear. It was the firmness of the jelly that reminded me of the canned-pear. Not so much candy sweet like I expected, but it was canned-fruit syrupy sweet.

I also got to try the Green Tea White Chocolate Mochi. Sam shared these around the office and wondered if the people that liked them tended to have an Asian taste for things. Perhaps. Maybe it’s also an adult flavor too. I don’t think I would like these as much if I was five-years old chinolam that was growing up on Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs and Skittles.

Thanks Sam for the birthday treats.

Kamakura Minamoto Kitchoan – 608 5th Ave (btw 48th & 49th St) New York, NY 10020

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2 Responses

  1. Melinda

    The green tea white chocolate mochi looks so good to eat! How was it?

    • chinolam

      @melinda… I thought it was tasty. It got really good when you taste the white chocolate come through… maybe takes a few seconds to come through after the green tea powder flavor.


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