Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Don't you just love Japanese food? I surely do! This also means loving everything else they eat, including their snacks and junk food. Not only do the Japanese pay extra attention to detail, but they're very meticulous with the quality and uniformity of their food products, making sure that it doesn't get "lost in translation" by the time it reaches their consumer. From fancy gift-wrapping and intricately carved boxes to different textures of sticky and crunchy upon eating them, Japanese snacks are the closest snacks I've known to edible works of art. Living in a subdivision near Robinson's Galleria has made the Japanese convenience stores in "Japanese Town" less accessible for me. So it's a blessing that the Northerners have their own Japanese convenience store dislocated from its companions in Makati called "Konbini." Apart from selling foodstuffs and snacks, they also have a small restaurant where the "Tonkatsu Ramen" is to die for. But that's a separate review altogether. For now, there's this snack that the household constantly get when dropping by the store after work called GAUFRES (French for waffles).

It's a big round wafer which has a thin layer of cream inside. There are three packets inside the tin, containing 3 flavors of strawberry, vanilla and chocolate in it. So basically, nine wafers in all. It tastes light, crunchy and slightly sweet all at the same time! It is made by Fugetsu-Do, which is a famous Japanese bakery in Kobe that was founded in 1897. These snacks are a pretty price to pay, but it's worth every peso! Finishing off a pack of these is all the sugar craving you need.

outer wrapper

on the inside

heavenly wafers inside the plastic packet

GAUFRES by Fugetso-Do at the
Konbini Store
57 Connecticut Street
North Greenhills, San Juan
Metro Manila


TM™ said...

Congratulations on passing the Bar! Where are you celebrating?

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