Japanese desserts are legendary throughout the world, and this should not be debated. They are a reflection of what all desserts should aspire to be — assembled with amazing precision and beautiful on the outside, and all sorts of delicious on the inside. It’s not just the ones you find in speciality dessert restaurants — even konbini (convenience stores) in Japan whip up amazing creations at very reasonable prices (and don’t even get us started on their seasonal offerings). For those constantly on the hunt for the latest dessert craze, here’s the latest trend to sink your teeth into: parfaits in cans.
Yes, you heard us right. As if Japanese parfaits aren’t already, er, parfait, these canned desserts by Gaku, an operator of a chain of speciality parfait and risotto restaurants in Hokkaido and Tokyo, have made their way to only one place in Tokyo: Parfaiteria Bel right next to Shibuya Mark City. Modelling after parfaits eaten at night (夜パフェ in Japanese) that first became popular in Hokkaido, Gaku had the idea to create takeaway parfait cans that were available 24/7 — which means not only can you satisfy that sweet tooth after trawling Shibuya at night, you can also have them for picnics, for enjoying a nice summer day in the park, for a road trip with friends...you get the drift. It became an instant hit and sold out quickly once word got out on social media.