Awesome eats this Friday: Watanabe Bakery treats


When we saw Watanabe Bakery’s poi and matcha mochi cakes on Instagram we drove straight over to McCully to give them a try. At first bite, we knew the satisfyingly chewy cakes would be perfect for Awesome eats. So heads up, townie sweet tooths: The Beretania bakery known for their pillowy Japanese white bread and cute turtle and bear shaped pastries is coming to downtown this Friday.


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The cakes are baked in small individual pans, so if you enjoy corners and edges, these are for you. The poi and matcha mochi cakes have a firm texture, similar to that of butter mochi. We loved the wide variety of bread, pastries, cakes and other treats, so Friday’s lunchtime pop-offerings will include no less than three different sweet sets, including a mochi box that will only be available through pre-order.

Each box is designed with a different pastry lover in mind. The mochi box is for butter mochi lovers, the “big box” is for those who want to try a little of everything, and the pastry pack is for the traditional pastry fan.

All will be available downtown only this Friday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Bishop and King streets. Note: We’ve been selling out of everything each week, so pre-order to guarantee your box.

dscf15161. $10 “The Mochi Box”: (PRE-SALE ONLY)
3 Poi Mochi Cake
2 Matcha Mochi Cake

2. $10 “The BIG Box”:
1 poi mochi cake
1 matcha mochi cake
1 kouign amann
1 mini maple pecan danish
1 mini croissant
1 mini cinnamon swirl

3. $12 “Pastry Pack”:
2 kouign amann
2 mini maple pecan danish
2 mini croissant
2 mini cinnamon swirl

*We will be adding emails to our newsletter/Awesome Eats database with every pre-order.

Pickup information:
Don’t forget to bring your pre-order receipt when you pick up!

Friday, Dec. 9, 2016
Corner of Bishop and King streets (in front of 24 Hr Fitness and Territorial Savings Bank)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (or until sold out)

Here’s the rest of the Awesome eats lineup for 2016:

Dec. 13 (Tuesday): MW Restaurant special old-school brown bag lunch benefiting the Friends of the Missing Child Center-Hawaii. $1 from each lunch sold will go to help reunify families, executing keiki ID programs and educating parents, guardians and children about child abduction.