Thursday, November 5, 2015

Gin no Budou Tokyo 銀のぶどう : Gorgeous Cakes Beyond Looks

If you have walked through any department stores in Tokyo, chances are you would have walked past Gin No Budou. In fact, you might have eaten one of the products by their sister brand without even flying to Japan because Gin No Budou belongs to the same company as the (in)famous Tokyo Banana cake.

Tokyo Banana is one of the brands owned by Grapestone company, a sweets conglomerate which started its first played dessert restaurant "Budou no Ki" in Ginza back in 1979. In 1985, it branched into the "omiyage" market as "Gin no Budou" by selling cookies and pies in pretty packaging in department stores. I have always been a regular fan of their signature cracker pies that tasted better than a sugar-dusted wheat bran biscuit.
However, what attracted me the most is their entremets, which are equally or even more complex than even some renowned French patisseries. They encompassed all the desirable combination of textures; smooth, crunchy, pillowy and delved deep into the flavors. Compared to the other cake boutiques in depachika, these creations glow gorgeously on the shelves, as if deliberately designed in a way to grab customers' attention. (Scroll below for the pictures)

But they are a world apart from those kawaii character cakes. 
Their taste do not deceive. 

Strawberry St Honore

Planetes Chocolate

Glacage Chocolate, chocolate sponge, chocolate mousse, chocolate sauce, chocolate crunch base

Assorted snacks, baked goods are available at all outlets but cakes are only at selected stores such as Shinjuku Odakyu, Ikebukuro Seibu and Tokyo Daimaru
Gin no budou 銀のぶどう
For full outlets, refer to:
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