Monday, October 17, 2011


Saturday before Satoshi's German class, we stopped in at Hope de Est for something sweet.

Their creation, Ghost, is a chocolate cake, topped with cream and pumpkin puree, like a Mont Blanc.

I notice that with every year that passes, Japan is getting into Halloween more and more.

The whole thing is wrapped with a thin soft mochi...cute and tasty.

Not too sweet too...with coffees, 1210 yen (about US$12.10)

While I was waiting for Satoshi to finish his class, I went up to the rooftop where they have a sitting area and many gardens.

I found this cosmos...loved the reflection in the pool behind.

Have a great week!

Hope de Est
Lucua B1
Umeda, Osaka
Phone: 06.6151.1216
Open 10:00-22:00 UPDATE: this shop is no longer at this location


Kathy YL Chan said...

So cute! Wish we could find more mochi things in NYC. The carry very basic mochi at all the Japanese markets, but nothing creative like that!!

jalna said...

So cute . . . and wrapped in mochi!

Christine's Pantry said...

Great post. I like the photos.

Japan Australia said...

Halloween in Japan has started gaining in popularity with more and more cities, towns, shopping centers and theme parks displaying colourful Halloween decorations and having fun events.

One of the fun things I enjoy around this time of year in Japan is the Halloween special edition of Japanese treats and snacks. This includes such things as Halloween Pumpkin Kit Kat to Koala no March Halloween.

The Little Foodie said...

That is soooo cool! I love that. And I want one right now. Let's face it, I want to eat anything in Japan.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Gosh, I would never have thought that Japan celebrated fun!

K and S said...

you must make a trip here soon then Kathy :)

Thanks Jalna, cute, yeah?!

Thanks Christine :)

don't think I've seen the pumpkin kit kat, J-A, sounds interesting though.

Thanks Little Foodie, hope you get some Japanese food soon :)

It's been many years before it started catching on, Lizzy.

Take care everyone.

K said...

Omg so cute! And sounds delicious which is always a plus ;o)

K and S said...

I think you would've enjoyed this K, as you love pumpkin :)

Take care.

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Mochi around it? That will be my favorite... I love mochi in sweets! I am afraid I can eat a lot of it.

K and S said...

I am afraid I can eat a lot of them too Nami :0

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

That ghost is so cute! ;-)

K and S said...

and yummy Deb ;)

Take care.