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Try Seasonal Strawberry Treats in Shinjuku!

Feb 19, 2020

In Japan, February and March are the best time to eat strawberries! Of course, eating strawberries as they are is great! However, in Shinjuku, there are many places where you can try sweets that feature this delicious fruit. Keep reading to find out what our editors recommend that you try. Keep in mind that all of these strawberry sweets are only available for a limited time, so act fast!

Try a Delectable Cream Puff at Beard Papa’s

First up is Beard Papa’s, a cream puff specialty chain that has been beloved in Japan for many years.

For a limited time, Beard Papa’s is offering Strawberry Cream Puffs. This bittersweet fruit is complemented with rich cream made in Hokkaido. On your first bite, the strawberry flavor is quickly apparent, with small pieces of strawberry adding some crunch to the treat. There are four different kinds of crust that you can choose from, including pie chou and cookie chou, all of which are delicious in their own right. Be sure to try Beard Papa’s cream puffs, a beloved Japanese treat, during your trip!

Strawberry Cream Puff
On sale until Saturday, February 29th, 2020
Purchased for this article from Beard Papa’s Shinjuku Odakyu Ace
Odakyu Ace North Wing, 1-1-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Try Bake’s Strawberry Tart

For a limited time, Bake, a cheese tart specialty shop, is offering an Amaou Strawberry Tart made with Amaou Strawberries, a variety that is said to be the “king of strawberries.”

Bake’s standard creamy cheese mousse is pureed with Amaou Strawberries for this limited-time treat. The strawberry’s light sweetness and the tartness of the cheese mousse are perfectly balanced. The pink mousse looks as good as it tastes!

The cookie-like pastry filled with soft mousse is a wonderful treat. The strawberry cheese mousse is especially tasty, as both the cheese and strawberry flavors are perfectly balanced. If you’re looking for limited-time strawberry treats, this a great choice!

Amaou Strawberry Tart
On sale from Saturday, February 15th to Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
Purchased from Bake (Lumine Est Shinjuku Branch)
Lumine Est 1F, 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Indulge in a Stawberry Smoothie at Tully’s Coffee!

Don’t just eat strawberry-flavored sweets – drink them too!

Tully’s Coffee is offering a Strawberry Ruby Chocolate Smoothie during strawberry season. Ruby chocolate is said to be the fourth kind of chocolate, the newest one in 80 years, ever since milk, dark and white chocolate. This fruity chocolate is a striking pink color, making it easy to understand where the chocolate got its name from. The Strawberry Ruby Chocolate Smoothies offered at Tully’s Coffee is made with ruby chocolate and soy milk. The fruitiness of the ruby chocolate and the slight tartness of the strawberries go well together. As the smoothie is made with soy milk, it’s not too sweet and has a light flavor.

This is an excellent chance for you to try the newest addition to the chocolate family, and take some pictures for your social media as well. This drink is only available at Lumine Est, so try it while you can!

Strawberry Ruby Chocolate Smoothie
On sale from Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
Purchased from Tully’s Coffee (Lumine Est Shinjuku Branch)
Lumine Est 5F, 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Japan is a great place for seasonal desserts. Even if you can’t make it in time for strawberry season, the shops introduced in the article are sure to have another seasonal treat on sale. Part of the fun of traveling is trying different food, so seize the opportunity to try something that is both new to you and only on sale for a limited time!