Breads and Pastries for Your Afternoon Tea!

Japan is globally known for their food aesthetics. They really put effort even in the tiniest detail when it comes to preparing and serving food. If you've seen a typical Japanese bento for kids, you would know what I'm talking about. Most kids are really picky and giving them healthy and nutritious food is beyond challenging. That's why I salute not just the Japanese chefs, but also the housewives or homemakers for their creativity when they are feeding their family. They make lunch, dinner or even snack time something to look forward to.

They also take cakes and pastries to a different level. If you haven't tried the Japanese souffle pancake, you better check them out now because there's a growing trend of that in Manila. It's actually something that they've borrowed from French cuisine but of course, they added a Japanese twist to it. I've tried the souffle pancake from Gram Pancake and Cafe last month and I really love its light and airy texture. At the moment, they only serve 30 orders of the souffle pancakes at certain hours of the day. It really takes time and careful preparation to make those legendary pancakes. 

But even before I discovered Gram, I've already been obsessed with Japanese snacks and desserts. When I was living and working in China between 2013 and 2014, I used to go to this pastry shop called Holiland to buy cakes and pastries and what's quite surprising is that they also have Japanese bread and cheesecakes. Their Japanese style cheesecake eventually became one of my favorites and I never thought I could get a taste of that again after coming back home. 

Flash forward to 2020, there's been a growing number of Japanese cafes and pastry shops in the Philippines, and Kumori is definitely one of my favorite places to go to when I'm missing that light, airy and creamy cheesecake that I first tasted in China.     

If you're around Makati, there's a shop at the Lower Ground Floor of SM Makati and another one at the basement of Landmark. I usually go to these branches when I just want something to go after work. They are perfect with my afternoon tea or coffee! These are my mood boosters before I work on my paintings or while I'm working on my blog.

I really want to try them all, but I take it one bread/pastry at a time! My current favorites are Blueberry Brioche, Fuwari Cheese Cup and the super light and creamy Hanjuku Cheese - the Japanese style cheesecake! Hanjuku comes in chocolate flavor too which is something that I highly recommend for every food lover out there. It will just leave you speechless! 

Kumori Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 


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