Japanese Goodies: Kit Kat Review

There are so many cool snacks and goodies here in Japan; one of my favorites is Kit Kat. Kit Kats are A-MAZING here. Unlike in America, Kit Kat comes in a variety of flavors and some you can even put in a toaster oven to bake! Whenever I’m in the grocery store I head straight to the candy aisle to see if there are any new flavors out. To me, searching for Kit Kats in different stores and in train stations is fun and exciting. My husband says that I’m a Kit Kat hoarder and have a problem, but just because I have ONE drawer with SOME Kit Kats in it doesn’t mean I have a problem, lol.

Recently, I found sweet potato and pumpkin Kit Kats and decided to do a little review on those and two others that I have tried before: Cheesecake and Cookies & Cream.


Pumpkin, Cheesecake, Sweet Potato, Cookies & Cream

Sweet Potato and Pumpkin

Sweet Potato Kit Kat:
The sweet potato in this Kit Kat isn’t the sweet potato you are probably thinking of. Japanese sweet potatoes were used for this Kit Kat. Japanese sweet potatoes are totally different from the ones in the States. I don’t too much care for them but surprisingly the Kit Kat version was pretty good.
Halloween Kit Kat: Pumpkin
I was so excited when I found these. They taste just like a pumpkin spice latte and since I’m trying to stay away from coffee, this was  a treat! Definitely my favorite of the 4..

Cheesecake and Cookies & Cream

Cheesecake Kit Kat:
I didn’t enjoy the cheesecake ones. This may sound silly, but they tasted like cheese lol.  I guess the cheese flavoring was a bit too strong.

Cookies & Cream
Cookies & cream was very good. They actually tasted just like the ice cream! I put them in the freezer so I could really get the feeling that I was eating ice cream, lol.

I have so much fun trying different kinds of Kit Kats and I can’t wait to make another review!
Have you tried any of these crazy flavors?
Or Have you tried a flavor that I didn’t mention in this post?
Let me know!

We don't have a toaster oven, so we broiled them in the oven for about 1-2 mintues. This is what they looked like after

We don’t have a toaster oven, so we broiled them in the oven for about 1-2 minutes. This is what they looked like after


Commune 246: An Outdoor Food Court

At the beginning of the summer my family and I took a trip to Aoyama. Aoyama is an upscale shopping and entertainment district not too far from Harajuku and Shibuya. While exploring, we found a small narrow alley that expanded into a larger sized space called Commune 246.

Commune 246 is host to about 11 food stands, each having their own special style. I was so amazed by the area. it was stylish, cool, and hip. There were different varieties of stands ranging from: vegan, organic Hawaiian food, Indian, and Thai.


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With so many places to choose from it was hard to pick just one place to try, but we agreed to try Brooklyn Ribbon Fries. The ribbons fries came in two different sizes: small and large. There were 4 signature flavors: Sea Salt & Black Pepper, All Spice, Cinnamon Sugar, and Onion Gratin Soup. My husband and I both tried a large Sea Salt & Black Pepper, which cost about ¥550 each. The ribbon fries were delicious and fun to eat! If you decide to check out Brooklyn Ribbon Fries, I would recommend making it the first place on your list while in Aoyama; they run out of potatoes pretty fast. I cannot wait until we head back to try the other stands. I had my eyes on the organic Hawaiian food truck =)tumblr_inline_nnrmxeh0g51seyr40_54011183052_10204282056993799_2145895659_o

 More of Commune 246:

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Pancakes In Tokyo

Before moving to Tokyo my husband and I loved to hit up our favorite breakfast spots. You know, everyone’s favorite breakfast spots: Denny’s, IHOP. When we finally arrived here we quickly realized there weren’t any places to get pancakes in our area, so we settled on making pancakes at home. Months had gone by and we were fed up (YES, fed up. Lol) with making pancakes and decided to search for a place. I mean, we live in Tokyo, there HAS to be at least one place to get pancakes, right?

Well, one weekend while exploring Harajuku we came across a restaurant named Eggs ‘N Things. Super excited about our find, we stood in line waiting to get our hands on some PANCAKES! We both ordered a pancake/omelet combo and dug right in. The pancakes were small (which is fine because we have gotten use to smaller portions here) but just what we needed to extinguish our cravings. Our omelets on the other hand, we didn’t like. But, overall I would still recomend stopping by to check it out for yourself.


* Eggs ‘N Things is located at 4-30-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Open Mon-Fri 9am-10.30pm, Sat, Sun 8am-10.30pm.


So back to the drawing board.. We found a place named Sunday Jam and we love it! The restaurant is small, located on the second floor at 4-28-27 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Open 9am – 10pm daily.

The atmosphere gave off a hipster vibe. The menu isn’t in English but it wasn’t hard to figure out what to get. My husband and I ordered the Honolulu Pancake Nuts and Maple and a mojito. Everything was DELICIOUS! Served with whipped cream  and your choice of Bacon ( I wish I would have gotten the bacon. I tried a bite of my husband’s and it was good) or sausage. The waiter also offered maple syrup! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Tokyo looking for a good pancake breakfast!


*Excuse the baby hand. She was going for the sausage! lol


*Mint  mojito.


*Stairway leading to the restaurant 

The Great Burger

Okay, I must admit I’m a foodie! I love food and whenever I find a good spot with great food and good service I get overwhelmed with excitement. The Great Burger in Harajuku is by far one of the best places to get a burger in Tokyo! Its a little tricky to find but thank goodness for Google Maps! =)


*The Great Burger is located at 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, 神宮前6-12-5. Open 11:30am – 11pm Mon-Sun.


 I absolutely love the inside of this restaurant! Its junky but in a cool funky kind of way! We love to eat in the back of the restaurant where there are two couches and a table in between them. It almost feels as if you are eating at home on the couch in front of the tv.


*(Sorry for the bad crop job. lol)

Let’s get to the best part: THE FOOD! The Great Burger just doesn’t have burgers. They have sandwiches, pancakes, steaks, and salads. There is also a featured Burger of the Month. With so many different types of burgers its hard to choose which one to try, but I’d recommend trying the cheese burger or the grilled chicken sandwich, if its your first time visiting. 


*Cheese burger. Yummm! Not too many potato wedges but that’s okay… Trust me!


* Grilled chicken sandwich. Another Yum! (The Hubs takes the best pictures)

So, if you are in Harajuku for a day of shopping and get hungry, visit The Great Burger! You won’t be sorry.

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