Next time I’m tempted to be lazy about reading the Japanese descriptions of seasonal specialties, I’ll remember today’s “Creamy Cheese” doughnut experience.
I was stuck doing errands around Ikebukuro Station way past lunchtime, and that powdered sugar-dusted doughnut with cream cheese filling looked too good to pass up. I bit into it and thought hmm, not quite what I expected.
I looked up the description later and discovered why: “Gouda cheese is added to mascarpone cheese for a rich filling with deep flavor. It is finished with cream cheese powder and parmesan cheese.” Eek.
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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!