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Missing Japan? Here are Japanese snacks and drinks you can find inside MITSUKOSHI FRESH

By Camille Santiago Published Jan 05, 2023 9:24 am Updated Jan 05, 2023 9:28 am

The saying "New Year, new me" will never get old. It's a perfect time to reflect and set new goals and trying new things. This 2023, we look forward to experiencing the uniqueness of other places and cultures without having to travel. Yes, it's possible.

If a trip to the country is not possible just yet, why not bring Japan to you? With the soft-opening of MITSUKOSHI BGC, we found a way how you can have the taste of Japan without booking a flight or asking friends to buy for you.

Inside MITSUKOSHI BGC is a premium supermarket called MITSUKOSHI FRESH. Created from the concept of “A Feast of Your Senses,” MITSUKOSHI FRESH is a supermarket that sells fresh food and imported goods from the Land of the Rising Sun that can be enjoyed by all five senses.

Curious to see what’s inside, PhilSTAR L!fe recently visited the newly opened supermarket and discovered a wide range of high-quality selection of food and ingredients straight from Japan.

Located near the food stall section of MITSUKOSHI FRESH, you will find excellent ready-to-eat dishes available for purchase. There’s sashimi, inigiri, inari, and more.

Another highlight of this supermarket is the selection of ISETAN MITSUKOSHI THE FOOD products. There’s everything from soup to pastas, rice meals and even canned goods. Prices range from P285 to P595.

Meanwhile, those with sweet tooth will enjoy readymade desserts from BEBE ROUGE PATISSERIE like the Choco Nama Shortcake (P170), Souffle Cheesecake (P170), and Matcha Roll Cake (P150).

You will also find MITSUKOSHI FRESH’s selection of frozen treats. We spotted a few azuki or red bean ice creams like the Imuraya Milk Bar with Sweet Azuki Bean (P65), Imuraya Grean Tea Bar with Sweet Azuki Bean (P65) and Imuraya Kanasel Dorayaki Roll Matcha 62ml (P115).

If you’re looking for Japanese snacks, they’re available, too! Pasalubong staples such as Pretz and Pocky can be found in MITSUKOSHI FRESH, as with Japanese Baum Kuchen desserts and Morinaga cookies and biscuits like Blemy, Choice, Marie, Moonlight, and Chocochips. We also found the popular Tokyo Banana for just P560 (4pc) per box.

When you’re done shopping, you can order coffee from UCC or have your mixed greens and healthy juice fix from Wildgreens.

For ready to eat authentic Japanese food, MITSUKOSHI FRESH has collaborated with IKOMAI, a Japanese restaurant in Makati, for some original menus such as Teriyaki burger, Rice burger, and Kushikatsu.

You may also want to try their newly opened bakery “THE BAKERY by Café Dolci”. There, you will find all kinds of bread starting from Curry Pan and Melon Pan which are all time Japanese favorite! Also, their gelato will be a great match with the coffee you can get from UCC coffee stand. 

Now that MITSUKOSHI FRESH is here, you can keep your pantry well-stocked with your favorite Japanese products.

All these and more you can find at MITSUKOSHI BGC, a four-level mall found at the podium of The Season Residences, all within Federal Land’s Grand Central Park in Bonifacio Global City.

The Seasons Residences is the country’s first residential project with a distinct Japanese concept. Inspired by the four seasons of Japan—Haru (Spring), Natsu (Summer), Aki (Autumn), and Fuyu (Winter)—The Seasons Residences marries Filipino hospitality with Japanese efficiency to provide its residents with an unparalleled living experience.

MITSUKOSHI BGC is located at 8th Avenue corner 36th Street, Grand Central Park, North BGC, Taguig. It is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

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