Sakura Food: Sakura Sweets, Sakura Donuts, and Sakura Tea

I was thankful enough to be in Japan for cherry blossom (sakura) season this year and of course that means I tried to eat all the sakura food (previous sakura food post from 2011)! Sadly I think I saw less this year than past years. I was talking to a Japanese friend who came to visit me in Houston and she agreed. I wasn’t at many festivals so maybe there’s more there?

Although Starbucks Sakura Latte was as popular as ever. Going on sale and selling out before sakura even started to bloom! That’s the only one I can’t stand the taste of (yuck).


As soon as I arrived in Japan I met my bestie Alice in Shinjuku and with my luggage in tow we had sakura foods. I got the Sakura Tiramisu tart. Was super delicious!


The next day Alice brought home Sakura and Matcha-old fashioned donuts from Krispy Kreme to share. Alice is the best. :cheery:


The inside of a sakura flavored traditional Japanese-style donut I bought from a bakery in Tottori. They’re called An-Donuts (あんドーナッツ) because there’s usually red bean paste inside, but this one was sakura instead.


Sakura and Red Bean Mushipan (蒸しパン) with actual blossoms! From a bakery in Osaka. Mushipan is like steamed cake puffiness. You can find them inside convenience stores and bakeries. They are my crack. Also matcha bread with peanut powder. I was full of “wa” that day :smiley:

Here’s an easy Mushipan recipe. I really want to try it, but… diet  :regret:


The most gorgeous traditional sakura dango from a stall in Hiroshima. Wrapped in a shiso leaf it was so good. I really regret not getting two. Sakura food is the best.

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Sakura roll cake, sakura eclair and sakura tea all from Sweets Paradise in Shibuya. The tea was really delicious!

That’s not all the sakura foods I have to show, but that’ll be left when I talk about Sweets Forest.  :dotbow: I really wish sakura was available year ’round.

I also came back with Sakura Matcha Kit Kat for my man, he loves Japanese flavors of Kit Kat. I bought my man two boxes and one box of Matcha kit kat as well. Since coming back in June he’s slowly saved them and will now finish this month. He’s been savoring them so slowly. It’s really funny!


  1. August 23, 2013 / 5:20 am

    Everything looks so delicious and cute!!

    • Mitsu
      August 24, 2013 / 10:48 am

      I love when food LOOKS and TASTES equally as good XD

  2. August 23, 2013 / 6:06 am

    I can’t imagine sakura tasting nice, but I’m guessing it does!
    All these do look super yum, I don’t even like pies and tarts but I would nom the crap out of the one in this post XD

    • Mitsu
      August 24, 2013 / 10:48 am

      It does! It’s very subtle. Kind of like rose sweets?
      Tiramisu tart was really good, no regrets XD

  3. August 23, 2013 / 8:46 am

    OMG :3. I`d eat them all…and they look so delicious and cute! TwT

    • Mitsu
      August 24, 2013 / 10:47 am

      Definitely! Who can resist pink foods XD

  4. August 23, 2013 / 11:06 am

    I miss Sweets Paradise! All of those sweets you posted, they looks so delicious I feel like licking my screen… ^__^

    • Mitsu
      August 24, 2013 / 10:46 am

      I do, too! Although Sweets Forrest is so much better XD

  5. August 23, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    Oh my gosh, now I’m hungry >////< Everything looks so yummy!!

    • Mitsu
      August 24, 2013 / 10:46 am

      I know!! I am off of sugar so these pictures are like ohhh sweet sweet memories (literally XD)

  6. Jali
    August 31, 2013 / 2:56 pm

    Have you tried the Cherry Blossom line from The Body Shop? Their eau de parfume is my every-day scent, but the body lotion is great for after shaving/waxing, as it makes your skin really soft and the little sting of alcohol keeps blemishes at bay. Obviously you can’t eat it, but the smell is really really nice! I’ve gotten so many compliments; it’s mature, but sweet and playful, and not at all heavy or nauseating. <3

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