January 21, 2018: After our ramen lunch at Konjiki Ramen, we continued strolling down Yonge Street in North York and came across Tsujiri. This is their second location (the original one is in “Little Tokyo” downtown Toronto — blogged about here).
We stopped inside Tsujiri North York to see what they had for sale. It was quite a spacious cafe with counter seating along the windows and more seating in the back of the cafe too. It was a bigger and comfortable space than their downtown location for sure!
There was a constant flow of customers when we were here and we watched the staff for a bit preparing the orders for the customers which included matcha drinks and plating the baked goods. They didn’t have the Swiss rolls here or many desserts for that matter.
We ended up ordering the Matcha Cookie Puff and the Matcha Daifuku. (Prior to placing our order, we actually watched the staff restock these matcha goods (from a full tray that was stored under the counter since they were running low) and rearranging their display baked goods too. I love observing how cafes operate. :D)
The Matcha Cookie Puff is “crispy outside with original Matcha cream filling”. This was crispy indeed and the inside was full of creamy matcha filling! It was really good! The matcha was dense as I remembered Tsujiri’s matcha to be.
The Matcha Daifuku is a “mix of modern style with filling of original Matcha cream”. Daifuku is like a soft mochi sweet dessert that’s soft and chewy. I was really pleasantly surprised with how soft this was! The skin of the daifuku was airy and so silky soft. When I bit into it, it was like it melted into my mouth with the oozing matcha cream. I was very impressed.
We noticed that after the batch of Matcha Cookie Puffs were sold out, the staff didn’t replenish any more into the display case even though we had previously seen that they had more under the counter. They moved the remaining baked goods together and didn’t seem like they were going to make room for the Matcha Cookie Puffs anymore in the display counter. I guess they only sell a set number each day?