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Friday, May 15, 2009

the jewelry of dessert


T
he Mitsuwa Marketplace in Edgewater, New Jersey is the place to go for hard to find Japanese ingredients. Occasionally you can find some sales like the big bag of bonito flakes I picked up for 4 bucks but typically the prices are hard to believe.



These apples sure came a long way to be here, and I guess we need to pay for their flights.



They have this display case showcasing what I call the 'jewelry of desserts' you have to know what they are for the most part and you have to be ready to pay.



These little desserts come packaged like they are fine gems.





If you are hungry you can see what you want before you order it. I have been going to this store for over twelve years now, the name has changed a couple of times in fact I still call it by the last name it used a few years ago 'yohan mall' but it is now the Mitsuwa Marketplace - one of my secrets.

30 comments:

KennyT said...

still updating the blog post?

Donna-FFW said...

where's the rest? of course brings to mind the slogan where's the beef.. which of course brings naughty thoughts to one's mind.

BTW, in the linkwithin those buttercream cakes look absolutely scrumptious..are you sharing that recipe?

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

The dessert basket looks great I mean pretty!!!

mermayd said...

I went right for the posole!!!!!

mermayd said...

Now where did the posole go???

Reeni♥ said...

A feast for the eyes. Have you indulged in these fancy shmancy espensive goodies? Do they taste as good as they look - and cost? Or are they just eye candy?

doggybloggy said...

kenny: I meant to save the title last night but published accidently...

donna: I couldnt get it up last night but woke up this morning ready to go...

ramya: that was the craziest little chinatown cake ever!

merm: it is the linkwithin - a widget!

reeni: I have not because I cant get english answers as to what the ingredients are...

Dawn said...

what were the two cherries? were they cherries?
you just bought bonito flakes, that's it?

Spin said...

How beautifully displayed.

buffalodick said...

We export Fugi apples to Japan! I can buy home grown ones for a buck a pound! Tart cherries and apples- Michigan has got them!

Stacey Snacks said...

You are telling all of your secrets!
There is a good place not too far from Edgewater called Maywood Market, best cheeses, olives, nuts and the prices can't be beat.
One of my secrets.....

doggybloggy said...

dawn: I think the cherries are marzipan and I bought a few other things...

spin: it feels like you need an appointment to buy the sweets...

buff: the apple growers around NY grow the fuji also but I wonder about the Japanese ones...

stacey: will venture out and find the Maywood Market...thanks for the 'secret'

mermayd said...

this is so delightfully pretty...love that market

Karen Brown Letarte said...

What an interesting store!! I swear, if they make it look pretty, we'll buy it. :) K

snugs said...

Incredible what sort of places you have in the big apple.
You and Donna better not get in to a contest here..I'm not sure I could handle it!

doggybloggy said...

merm: huge sake selection...

KBL: aint that the truth....

snugs: this is in New Jersey....contest? about what?

Micky-T said...

Am I looking at $2.00 a cherry?

shizuokagourmet said...

Interesting!
Exactly like Japan!
Even the price tags are very similar!
The cakes seem comparatively a bit pricey though...
The ceries in jelly are typical!
cheers,
robert-Gilles

Pooja said...

Thanks for sharing the secret! Interesting post. Love the way desserts are packed..gives a treasured appearance!

doggybloggy said...

micky_ did you see that its 12 for 45 - thats about 3 something a cherry

dragon: good to know the prices are high - I suspected that

pooja: one day I will give this gift to someone....

Grace said...

8 bucks for two apples? that just blows my mind. what i want to know is who's buying them?

Tangled Noodle said...

When my mother brought me a gift box of Japanese tea cookies from her vacation, it pained me to tear open the beautiful rice paper wrapper. Then, each of those little thin biscuits were individually wrapped, too! Lovely but I felt like I had to perform a tea ceremony just to get a munch!

Kim, Ordinary Recipes Made Gourmet said...

Thanks for sharing this!!!! :D

Sweta said...

Gosh-I think I'm in love with the place and your camera!!

snowelf said...

So pretty, but I guess beauty has a price!! :)

--snow

Mely (mimk) said...

All those fruits really look like jewels. What are your plans for the bonito flakes? Are you using them in a soup?

TavoLini said...

Wow, steep prices. Excellent presentation, though. What did you decide on?

Leela said...

There is a Mitsuwa Market about an hour from where I live too. I *love* that place. Their food court is amazing and walking up and down the supermarket aisle is always fun. Every time I go there, I always come home with new food "toys" to play with.

Pavithra said...

Wow those are looking so pretty!!!!!!1

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

I am just sitting here dumbfounded...why do I live where I live? I miss out on things like this. Thank you for sharing your secret!

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