Smore Puffle at Toland!
Many desserts and sweets gaining popularity in Japan are somehow influenced by Western baking techniques. Some of these include coffee and wine jelly, cakes and crème brûlée, and fruit-filled cakes. You can find great examples ranging from Nori Crème brûlée with Wasabi to Choux à la Crème, Fruits Short Cup, fresh fruit-filled crêpes with creamy filling, and flavored custard puddings.
One of these wonderful desserts is the Smore Puffle from Toland, in Nagoya, Japan. “Puffle” was first served in Hong Kong, but nowadays has grown popularity in places like New York city. So it is not completely western but with a strong influence by British presence at Hong Kong. Puffle comes from the words “pancake” and “waffle”, as it resemble both. With thin crispy borders and soft puffy in between spots, it is a fun and unique tasting experience.
The Smore Puffle is the specialty of Toland, a crispy on the outside and puffy on the inside with marshmallows. A Most Try when you come to Japan.
Of course, it is not the only option. You can have your Puffle with some ice-cream, fruits, syrups and honey. Served on a plate as reminding more a waffle or inside a parfait (waffy) to bring you a extremely cute, delicious and colorful experience. This is a heaven for your mouth and your instagram account!
Another great point for Toland, is the drinks. Have you heard about Tapioca? There is a huge trend for tapioca in Japan and Toland has master it in every possible way.
And on top of all, Toland place is awesome! Try closing your eyes and imagine a fancy “Friends” style “Central Perk” coffee shop, but in Japan and family friendly, and you have it right! This place is so nice, calm but with a young vibe, where you can find group of friends chatting or even some people reading while enjoying their dessert. I would recommend it for a “perfect date” or just hanging around with your bff. The perfect meeting place for the girls and catch up with each other.
If your are ready to enjoy the great Puffles at Toland, click on the following link to get their address and more reviews!