Review- 月餅 Mooncake selection box from Minamoto Kitchoan

The Mid-Autumn (or Mooncake) Festival is celebrated mainly in China to celebrate families coming together to celebrate the year’s harvest and also to offer prayers for the family, such as for longevity and conception. Mooncakes are traditionally given out between families during the festival and are traditionally pastry filled with bean paste and sometimes salted […]

Review: Café An-An, Portslade

Visited 2nd August 2016 Café An-An, 27 Boundary Road, Hove, BN3 4EF When I discovered Café An-An online, it first stood out to me because of its trip advisor reviews; every single one has given it five stars and commented on how authentic the food is. It also specialises in wagashi, which since visiting Minamoto […]

Review: Minamoto Kitchoan, Piccadilly, London

Visited: 24th April 2016 Minamoto Kitchoan Minamoto Kitchoan is a small shop in Piccadilly that is exclusively dedicated to Japanese sweets. Japanese sweets are not the hard boiled and gummies candies that Westerners are used to, but small cake type products called wagashi, often with flavoured fillings and decorated to look pretty. There are eleven […]