HATTENDO (Shinagawa & 2 other locations)

Posted by Tokyo Joe on 22.2012 Sweets, Bakery & Cafe 0 comments 0 trackback
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A small bakery shop from Hiroshima, which was close to going bankrupt decided to take one last chance selling their one of a kind CREAM PAN (Custard cream bun) at a train station in Tokyo. Just by word of month, it became one of the top omiyage's for people to buy when visiting others. This bakery is HATTENDO at JR Shinagawa.

Cream Pan has been one of the most commonly eaten pastries for decades, but Hattendo's is one of a kind. First of all, the bun is extra soft. You also need to put it in the refrigerator and eat it cold, not at room temperature like most pastries. Its also cheap, just 200 yen.

The custard cream is extra soft and smooth as well and once you put the Cream Pan into your mouth, it just melts. Its almost like eating a thin layer of soft bread with custard cream. It is smaller than your fist and most people can eat 2 or 3 at once.

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They have other flavors besides custard cream, which are MATCHA (Green tea cream), OGURA (Red bean cream), CHOCOLATE, and NAMA CREAM (Mix of whip & custard cream). But by far, the most popular one is the regular Cream Pan.

Even though they are open until 10pm, they are usually sold out around rush hour, which is around 6pm. If you are taking the Shinkansen from Shinagawa or Tokyo station, just grab a couple and it will be a great snack to eat while you are on the Shinkansen. All my friends, who have visited Japan and tried one have all fallen in love with Hattendo's Cream Pan and wanting to bring it back to their country. But since they don't use any preservatives it only lasts 2 days in the refrigerator. They have 2 other stores at Tokyo and Akihabara station.

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HATTENDO (in Japanese, 八天堂)
Address: ecute Shinagawa south 1F, which is located inside JR Shinagawa station
(in Japanese, JR 品川駅 エキュート品川サウス1階)
Nearest train station: JR Shinagawa (1 min walk)
Tel: 03-5421-8026
Reservations: No
Website: http://www.hattendo.jp/ (in Japanese only)
English menu: None
Credit Card: No
Open: 8am-10pm (will closed when sold out)
Closed: None

Prices: Cream pan (Custard cream bun) 200 yen

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