Overall I'd like the feeling of Moments Like Diamonds to be Japan and Japanese things from the viewpoint of a young, single and fashionable lady. I also am a bit fearful I might run low on topics next year, since I can't move to Japan until I graduate and I am running real low on travel fund.
Anyhow, I thought I would get into another topic area by introducing my Mr. Donut photos collected throughout my various trips. I love Japanese food and snacks, and like looking at photos of it as much as I like eating it. I hope everyone enjoys food photos as well haha.
Mr. Donut began as an American company, but over time it was taken over by Dunkin' Donuts. Now there are only about 6 shops running under the name Mr. Donut in the US, however you can find them all over Asia.
The sampler set lets you try 6 standard flavors
The reason I'm so attracted to Mr. Donut, and call myself a fan, is because of the variety and flavors of their donuts are quite unlike anything I can find in the US. They are less sugary as all sweets are in Japan, but they are also more delicate and seem more refined. I like trying the flavors and ingredients like matcha, kinako, tofu, arare and etc.
A limited time item puchi puffs. Super light, melt in your mouth donut holes
The first time I tried Mr. Donut was during my first Japan trip. I was able to eat a strawberry cream coated vanilla doughnut. I had a small amount of knowledge of Mr. Donut at that time, so I wasn't too disappointed to find the shop near my residence was closed.
When I returned to the US I was researching about Japan, Tokyo and tourist sites everyday until my next trip haha. I frequently visited the Mr. Donut website, and become seriously interested in their products. I made lists of the unique doughnuts to try on my next trip.
Black sesame and arare and chocolate Pon de Ring doughnuts
And when I was in Tokyo during my most recent trip this January, I introduced my friend to Mr. Donut (despite him being Japanese and having access to Mr. Donut) so I had several trips to various Mr. Donut shops and enjoyed some previous favorites. They were having a nice sale at the time (almost all donuts reduced to Y100) but there were not too many interesting new types to try.
Selection of doughnuts eaten in Akihabara (before I visited Donki hehe)
I am greatly looking forward to my next trip to Japan, so I can eat more delicious Japanese foods haha! And I would also like to introduce more yummy restaurants in Japan in the future.