Recently, I was invited in SM Megamall for a food tasting event of Hattendo Japanese Chilled Cream Buns. *some photos were grabbed from Hattendo Philippine's page.
|Hattendo Japanese Chilled Cream Buns|
First, let me tell you about their history.
"HATTENDO" is named after a small shrine that stood for centuries in Hiroshima, Japan. Travelers used to rest at this small temple and prayed for their safety. Hattendo also means "unlimited prosperity" .
|Mr. Kaoru Morimitsu|
Mr. Kaoru Morimitsu, the original founder, believed Hattendo should be the brand name of his new venture, and opened the very first store in 1933
Hattendo takes pride in presenting "Japanese Chilled Cream Buns" to a new Asian market with over 80 years of experience to the highest quality of its products. In 2014, HATTENDO sought out partners outside Japan to share its success, offering dealership in many store formats. Today there are 16 stores in Japan, 3 in Korea, 2 in the Philippines, and the company is looking forward to opening more stores in the years to come.
|The dough is very delicate. It is always handmade |
So that it is never subjected to vibration or shock.
In order to ensure great taste and safe food, the bread-making, cream preparation, and wrapping are all done by hand. All cream buns are baked in Hiroshima, Japan and they go through a special freezing process for international shipping. With careful packaging and excellent logistic services, frozen buns are shipped exclusively to C3 Premium Partnership, Inc., via refrigerated trasportation to ensure that safe sanitary conditions are maintained throughout the products journey to the Philippines. From the port, products are transported by a reefer container, then stored in a temperature-controlled storage. Cream buns are thawed per batch for 24 hours prior to distribution and selling at stores. Because the buns are shipped frozen and already thawed properly, consumers are advised of proper product handling and shelf life, as per Japan's standards.
You will notice in the wrapper, there are 3 dates:
1. Consume before date ( 8-28-15) by 2pm. - This event was held last August 27. Why 2:00 PM? Because they thaw the buns every 9:00AM the same day everyday. This one was thawed on August 26 prior to selling at store on the 27th. It's best consumed after the 24-26 hrs thawing, that's why it is best consumed on the 28th before 2pm to enjoy its freshness. Once, it is thawed, DO NOT REFREEZE , they are best served chilled.
2. Production Date - The date when the buns were baked in Japan.
3. Expiry Date - If the buns were kept frozen and not thawed at all, the buns will last up to almost 6 months.
Hattendo cream buns are available in 7 flavors :
I love their Custard, Mango, Chestnut, Azuki, Whipped Cream, Chocolate and Matcha. Oh, wait! Did I mention all the 7 flavors?! That only means I love them all. ♥♥♥ What I love is the light airy texture and delicate taste of cream that melts in my mouth and its refreshing taste.
|My Custard Chilled bun best paired with Jasmine Green Tea|
Pair up the tasty chilled buns with your favorite drink and get more awesomeness. Best shared with family and friends.
|Mr. MITD and our unica love the buns too!!! ♥♥♥|
Look at those faces... PRICELESS!
|And because he can't get enough of Hattendo, |
we braved the heavy rains and traffic
because of the rally the next day for this! :)
Visit their stores at SM Megamall ( Level 2, Mega Fashion Hall), and SM Mall of Asia (GroundFloor, Main Mall). They are also available every weekend at thePower Plant Mall in Rockwell, as part of the Baker's Dozen
For more information, visit their:
Facebook page : Hattendo Philippines
IG : @hattendophilippines
Twitter : @hattendo_ph
You may also send queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Success with authenticity, high quality of products and services has continued for more than 80 years.
Domo Arigatou Gozaimasu.
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