Tuesday, March 23, 2010


We're back from a little trip, but until I can get things sorted out, I hope this post will tide you over.

The last time we had sweets from Hamburg was Christmas.

On a recent trip to Daimaru in Umeda, I noticed these and asked Satoshi to pick some up on his way home...Pudding a la mode...420 yen (about US$4.20) each.

While the colorful fruit jumps out at you, it was actually the ceramic cups that they were in that caught my eye.

All the fruit on top was perfectly ripe and delicious with a light layer of gelatin to hold everything in place.

When you make your way to the bottom of the cup, there is the caramel....mmm, one more, please!

How cute are these? Perfect for a cup of Sakura Vert (a blend of green tea and sakura leaves) by Lupicia.

I forget when I learned of this tea, but to me, it truly represents Spring and the cherry blossoms.

UPDATE: Hamburg is no longer in Daimaru Umeda.


K said...

So cute! I would've been happy with just the cups but love that there was a bonus dessert ;o)

tigr3blanco said...

I absolutely adore these types of tarts, I mean I love them so much that I want to learn how to make them.

I am convinced it's a French recipe and it uses the heavy stuff: real butter and whole milk. I am not sure if that is how the pastry chefs over there make them, but I found this:


I confirmed all of my speculations! :)

Happy fooding ^-^ .

KirkK said...

"A little trip?" I can't wait....

Rowena said...

What a lovely way to present this dessert. Score on the ceramic cups!

Kim said...

Those are gorgeous, cups and all. Ahh!! Gelatin, I've always wondered what that shiny layer was. lol
Nice touch with the caramel. Looks so delicious. :)

K and S said...

you are so right K :)

Thanks Tig3rblanco, this didn't have any crust, just the flan, caramel and fruits.

Thanks Kirk, I hope I don't disappoint.

I really look out for these ceramic containers Rowena ;)

I guess because it is unflavored gelatin Pocky, they use it like adhesive :)

Take care everyone!

Trish said...

cute ceramic! the dessert is a bonus! i used to make something like those for work! yummm i miss it!

Dennis K. said...

Darn, I was lured by the word "hamburg" haha. But that pudding looks great too. :)

K and S said...

ooh, your co-workers must've been very lucky, Trish :)

That is funny Dennis :)

Take care you two.

Unknown said...

Those fruits look so nice and shiny. I love sakura tea!

K and S said...

Thanks Rick! I guess you need to get some of this to go along with the bear cake??

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I would get them just for the cups too! ;-) So pretty. Someone gave me the Lupicia Sakura Vert as a gift once and it is a delicious tea. You just made me crave it again...Uh oh... ;-)

K and S said...

We are alike in so many ways Debinhawaii :) I hope you can get some at the Lupicia in AMSC.

Take care.

Rowena said...

KAT!!! The post lady just rang at curbside...the package is here! I'm gonna go down, take the dogs for a walk (thank god no rain today) and be right back.

K and S said...


Take care.

Kathy YL Chan said...

So beautiful! I love the colours of fresh fruit ^_^

K and S said...


With the dreariness of winter, these fruit really brighten things up!

Take care.

Barbara said...

Such beautiful fruit.

K and S said...

Thanks Barbara, doesn't it just jump out at you??

Take care.