Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Minamoto Kitchoan in Midtown West

This is a different bakery from any you have ever seen. The items here are works of art. Japanese Bakeries are probably not found in many of our hometowns. The staff is very pleasant and I think happy I was taking photos of their items. I felt the need to buy something and did get a dessert and some tea. I can't even describe what I ate but it was amazing and like nothing I ever had before. This is a great place to stop to bring something home to family and friends that would be very, very different. Let's take a peek inside.....

window looked great for Father's Day 

their windows are always pretty amazing

these desserts look quite interesting..like an eyeball? 

this one looks like an eclair ......

these cherries were my favorite

next time I am in the city I have to try one....

these must be very unique for the price...

this was the chocolate section...I really wanted to try one of those little chocolate filled items

these looked like a biscuit or cookie

don't forget to mark this on your list of shops to see in Rockefeller Center!!! 

Minamoto Kitchoan on Urbanspoon

608 5th Ave
(between 48th St & 49th St)
New YorkNY 10020
Neighborhoods: Midtown West, Midtown East
(212) 489-3747
Nearest Transit:

47-50th Sts-Rockefeller Center (B, D, F, V)
5th Ave-53rd St (E, V)
Lexington-3rd Aves-51st St (6, E, V)

Today's Words of Wisdom:  Sometimes things that hurt, teach 

Cannoli Dreams for You.....until next post 


Ally said...

Oooh! I just came back from lunch and you've already made me hungry! haha

Thankyou for the online shopping ideas! xoxo


Parisbreakfasts said...

Love the look of Japanese sweet treats.
I really love those little pancake/red bean sandwiches the best...I'm a conservative I guess...

irinapictures said...

It is veeery dangerous blog. I cann't stop watching it, my mind is in cackes, I completety forgot that I am overweight and photos quality is so good!

Paris Pastry said...

Wow! That looks so different! I love to try new things so I bet if I was there I would have eaten a lot!

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable that this is food! Works of art - is right! They're so good at presentation. And they're usually subtle flavours, not too sweet - I like that.

highheeledlife said...

I am so enjoying your blog - your postings are both informative and mouth watering!!!

We are hoping to make it to NYC this summer - and will be adding this shop to our sweet tooth fix. cheers, HHL

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Mmmmmm...everything in Kitochen looks so exotic and delightful! I would have a hard time chosing something except I know I'd pass on the $63 item ...lol!

My daughter works in this area...I will send this post to her. Thanks Rosemary!

Vær våken said...

Look delicious!

Kristin xo

McKellen.Rattray said...

It's great that you're featuring Minamoto because I think Japanese desserts are just not given enough attention :) Typically they are pancake, mochi (pounded sticky rice cake) treats filled with sweet red, green or white bean paste or chestnuts. Seasonal sweets tend to be fruits, like the cherries or melon. The most common ones, daifuku, which you photographed (the eyeballs--which actually only look like that because they are display items), are mochi filled with red bean paste and chestnut, they are soft and chewy and really delicious (and dangerously addictive). Another really popular one is the taiyaki which is pancake with red bean paste (this is a childhood favorite for many and a great introduction to Japanese desserts). All these desserts go perfectly with a nice bitter tea such barley, green or black. Another wonderful place where you can try delicious Japanese desserts is Cha-An near St. Mark's Place. It's a Japanese tea-house essentially. Check it out! I hope this little description helps!

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