Lawson’s Fresh Chewy Uji Matcha Dorayaki – A conbini sweets report

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Fresh chewy Uji Matcha Dorayaki

Available at:Lawson
Price:160 yen (Tax incl.)
Sale date:September 13, 2016
Calories:192 kcal

Right now Lawson has a “seriously delicious project” campaign that is releasing lots of products.

For their dessert line-up, ("Uchi Café SWEETS" series), they released 4 different kinds of desserts using well-known local ingredients in Japan.

This dessert represents Kyoto. It’s called “Dorayaki”! It’s a Japanese dessert of 2 disk shaped pan cakes forming a sandwich with red bean paste inside. This is known for Doraemon’s favourite dessert. Doraemon is a Japanese cartoon character loved by many young and old. The Lawson product however has Mathca cream in it. You cannot go wrong with that combination! The package is completely opaque in order to keep the Mathca fresh.

The Dorayaki is about 8 cm wide. For the red bean paste, famous Yume Murasaki red beans from Hokkaido were sourced. Kyoto’s famous green tea company Tsujiri Honten Matcha was used for the Matcha cream. What a treat!

A generous portion of Matcha cream! Have a look!

As the title of this sweet indicated the dough was very moist and chewy. The Mathca cream was rich and smooth. It was bitter sweet from the Matcha green tea

I enjoyed the overall performance of this sweet. Lawson put it together very well. The Matcha cream, red bean paste, and the chewy pancake all went so well together! I have a feeling that this taste will be addictive because it has the advantage of both western and Japanese sweets.

In my opinion it was even better served cold. Try it with green tea!