A must snack?

Near Iidabashi station underground exit
Pekochan yaki shop along Iidabashi-dori street

Walking Kagurazaka-dori street carefully, we can find food shops and standing bars. Some are worth visiting.
Firstly, I take up an amusing shop, Pekochan cake(Pekochan- yaki) shop near Iidabashi station. The word Pekochan is the name of a mascot character of Fujiya, a Japanese sweets manufacturer. Also, Fujiya has a chain of family restaurants besides its sweets.

Pekochan, Fujiya, a Japanese sweet manufacturer

Anyway, Pekochan has been a very popular “kawaii” character for years in Japan. Here, in Kagurazaka, there is a snack shop selling Pekochan cake. The reason I am writing about this cake is that it looks so unique. Though many Japanese people have got used to the pretty girl’s character shown above and its candies, most of us have never seen the sweets which form pekochan three-dimensionally other than pekochan cake.

Due to the form of the cake, pekochan-yaki probably has got very popular. In addition, there are several flavors available now. You can choose one among a few different creams which are put in the cake.
To tell the truth, the owner of this shop happens to be my acquaintance. Once I heard from him that his father started this shop. He took over his father’s shop later.

If you have a chance to visit Kagurazaka, please take a look at this shop. Then try this cake.

Pekochan cake
Pekochan cake
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