Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Raw Donuts Anyone?

There is a craze going on for "nama donuts" in Nagoya at a shop called Love Sweets Antique(ラブスウィーツ アンティーク). "Nama" basically means "raw" but in this case it is more like "uncooked". Apparently they take sponge cake, mousse, jelly and fruit or other flavors, combine them in a donut shape and freeze them. When you eat one it melts in your mouth and apparently has a very interesting texture. Prices range from 168 Yen~ 189 Yen (less than $2).

This is a new shop and people are willing to wait for up to 1 hour for them.
Here are some of the donuts they offer.

Apple.
Cream cheese.
Chocolate
Strawberry.

Blueberry.

Matcha (green tea).

My honey keeps looking at them and is practically drooling. Too bad Nagoya is so far away!

10 comments:

'Cuz I Felt Like It! said...

Yummy! Wish we could have such things here!

PetiteCreation said...

this looks yummy! i'm going to japan soon too, hope i can try some! =)

Charloli said...

They look scary... especially the chocolate one! D:

Katya Treville said...

haha they look like plastic donuts :))

nomadcraftsetc said...

Yummy! That does sound wrong in the good kind of way!

Chrisy said...

Yes I'd love to taste them! The crowds tho! I'm not used to that...do you have to line up often in Japan...how do you cope with it?

FromJapanWithLove said...

They do kind of look like plastic and I admit the chocolate one looks a bit odd but we haven't read any bad reviews of them so far!
Chrisy-I almost never line up here. If a new shop opens or a shop is very famous for something then yes, people will line up. It's funny but at the Hakata train station (the biggest train station in Kyushu) there is almost always a line for small sized croissants. The smell is divine but I think the smell is better than the taste. I must be in the minority because there is always a line.

And remember these are only available in one shop in Nagoya!

Sabine said...

they look interesting and yummy !

Anonymous said...

WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE SHOP AT THE HAKATA TRAIN STATION THAT SELLS THE small sized croissants THAT SMELL REALLY GOOD,

WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE SHOP,PLEASE ANYONE CAN REMEMBER,

KIRIL

THANKS IN ADVANCE

lauren carney said...

oh gosh.
your blog makes me so happy inside!
all the pretty shops, photographs and vibrant colours rock my world.
Thankyou for being wonderful!
You've given me my daily dose of inspiration

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