Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Visiting Chef Mochizuki at Tamon Tea, Berkeley USA

Chef Mochizuki and me
GOOD NEWS! Chef was able to order Yokan (Sweet bean jelly) from one of the most famous traditional 400 year-old Yokan maker/shops in Kyoto Japan. (Toraya?) The sweets will arrive in 2 weeks. (1 week making and 1 week shipping) Let's plan to make a trip back very soon!

Today I actually told the chef of Tamon Tea, Mochizuki-san about how great his food is and how his snacks inspired me in designing for my upcoming poster project. He was surprised and excited about what I told him and thank me for coming to the shop all these times.

Honestly, I am very glad that I found this Japanese snack shop near the area. Sometimes a cup of iced Matcha and fresh Japanese snacks really made my day. (Ramen will do too of course!)

As usual, I tried something new again, it'a called Fruit Mochi. It is a three-colored mochi flavored with fruit syrup. It is like eating candy but with chewy sticky mochi texture. :)

Fruit Mochi $2
Last and not least, Hokkaido Sakura Mochi(s) are always good for to-go. Remember not to leave out the pickled cherry blossom leaf!

Sakura Mochi $2

Me in front of Tamon Tea

Tamon Tea

Address: 2055 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704 

Phone: (510) 647-9370

10:30 am – 7:30 pm
10:30 am – 7:30 pm
10:30 am – 7:30 pm
10:30 am – 7:30 pm
10:30 am – 7:30 pm
10:30 am – 6:00 pm


 Visit early to avoid sold-out items
 Sometimes, they close an hour early too


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