Japanese Wagashi in New York City

Whenever I saunter off to New York City I must visit Minamoto Kitchoan – a Japanese store near Rockefeller Center that sells at least 50 differnt kinds of Wagashi or Japanese sweets.  As you may have heard, the Japanese consume wagashi with tea in the afternoon.

Every time, I visit the store, there are new treats to sample. In addition to my favorite standbys such Macha Manchu which is made with green tea, I make it a habit to try a new flavor every time I go to the store.  Yesterday, I tried kinkandaifuku, a rice cake stuffed with a sweetened kumquat. I liked the subtle flavor of this daifuku and will add it to my list of standbys.

Website:  Minamoto Kitchoan

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About Robert Kavalek

Robert Kavalek is a travel consultant who shares his love for traveling the world on theTRAVELER (www.RobertKavalek.com). While his specialties are Paris, Mexico and "digital overload escapes", he can advise clients on any type of vacation. In addition, he writes about travel destinations and travel tips on his blog and Facebook page. Robert has visited 31 countries and territories and hopes to check out at least one new country every year. He currently lives in Washington, DC.
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