Thursday, March 24, 2011


While waiting for Satoshi to finish with an appointment that he had on Saturday, I went to check out the new Starbucks which opened inside of Daimaru in Umeda.

I think they can seat about 20 people, it was quite small.

Luckily I was able to get a seat.

I ordered the marshmallow pie chocolate. I think in the States this is called a whoopie pie, but think that in Japanese, "whoopie pie" wouldn't sell, so they changed the name.

It's cute, like a little macaron, but the bottom cake was kinda soggy.

The top was covered with shaved chocolates and the inside had a whipped cream, I don't think there was any marshmallow in there.

I actually found out about Starbucks through a postcard from Daimaru introducing the various cafes that just opened with their renovation and as part of their opening, Starbucks was giving away 20 grams of coffee when you showed them the postcard.

Since coffee prices are rising all around the world, this was a great gift.

The weather is still quite nippy, hopefully this is the last week for this kind of weather.

I do see some activity on my lanai, some tulips coming up, cilantro. The cyclamen is starting to bloom and the honeybees are out and is good.


Rowena said...

I've never seen that type of shaped plastic wrapper. Very convenient and stylish!

K and S said...

seemed like a cupcake wrapper Rowena, though I don't think you could bake in it.

Take care.

manju said...

Yay, honeybees... aren't honeybees awesome?! I've been getting a little spring crazy with plants. We've got 48 seedlings going and about a dozen starter plants in the enclosed patio just waiting for the danger of frost to pass...

K said...

What a tiny little whoopie pie! But yes I agree the translation probably wouldn't make much sense in Japan, haha.

K and S said...

whoa 48 seedlings Manju that is a lot! hope they all take :)

It was tiny but delish K, I think Starbucks in the States have a red velvet version.

Take care you two.

Deb in Hawaii said...

That is one tiny little pie. I tried a coconut whoopie pie from Cake Couture this weekend that dwarfed it. ;-)

K and S said...

I wonder if whoopie pies are gonna be the new trend Deb in Hawaii??

Take care.