¥1,650 later (aka $20)
Mama always warned me about eating stuff covered in green fuzz….
Enter the World of KYO HAYASHIYA
and, I quote:
‘A cafe with a lineage that can be tracked back to a teahouse established in 1753. Relax as you enjoy the original Japanese sweets featuring powdered or roasted green tea accompanied with fine quality teas.’
Frankly, that’s a lot of green tea. Even if you like the stuff, it’s a lot of tea. And–I’m not sure I ever did the mental gymnastics required to envision my cheesecake like that…FYI, I blasphemously added that berry to the slice…..(remember, BYOB).
Undoubtedly quite sublime, but completely lost on my palate. That said, it makes a lovely hostess gift and IF (this is the escape clause) you should find yourself a guest in a Japanese household someone WILL BE thrilled to receive this…..just hope they serve it Later.