Gokaku Confectionery @ Namba Station, Osaka
With a billboard this huge, it would be hard to miss even if you're brisk walking. Before the trip, we set our heart and minds on trying out the raw cake at least once and thrilled we were to chance upon it in the early leg of the tour.
Gokoku, unlike other confectionaries, does not only specialise in raw cakes but also baumkuchen and cookies.
Packed like a gift. I always feel so bad for tearing the wrapper apart.
I felt bad instantly, for ruining this gorgeously dafodil coloured cake with a stab of the knife.
I don't have to repeat how ingenius the Japanese are but they ARE! By reverse engineering of the typical Molten Hot Chocolate Cake, they have Raw Cake. Cake served chilled yet it is molten within.
A.W.E.S.O.M.E. I said it once.
A.W.E.S.O.M.E. I'll say it again.
The sponge cake was ethereal...so soft that chewing was barely required! The molten center was mind blowing, the way custard egg yolk bun is. Yet this was cold. The fragrance permeates into every bite, every mouthful...not too sweet not cloying, simply brilliant.
Not all molten chocolate cakes spill over the way this cake does! A unanimous favourite from the sweet tooth to the dessert averse folks.
Move over sponge cake, say hello to the new revolutionary kid.
Namba Station Walkway