It's sakura time in Japan! A cherry blossom is the flower of any of several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese Cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is called sakura after the Japanese.
From March, April and May, the bloom of Cherry Blossom ( the Japan's iconic sakura) captured the attention of visitors and locals as their beautiful pink flowers blanket the country in soft and colorful splendor.
Here in the Philippines, you have to try the best cake you will love. A japanese designer cake shop unveiled a new product in time for the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan. It’s the cake of the season (Spring in Japan) called Sakura Mango Cake!
'Sakura Mango Cake" is a seasonal cake that's only available for a limited time in commemoration of the sakura, cherry blossom season in Japan.
I got invited to the unveiling of Honeybon’s Sakura Mango Cake. I got the chance to try it and it tastes deliciously good, It's light and not overly sweet, for me - it's perfect. Cherry infused soft fluffy chiffon with fresh Guimaras mangoes fillings covered in pink ice cream frosting.
The Sakura Mango Cake Roll sells for P550/whole and P120/slice and It will be available in all Tokyo Bubble Tea branches this March to May.
Honeybon Katipunan, the flagship branch of this Japanese designer cake shop. It’s the sister company of Tokyo Bubble Tea, that’s why the 2-floor restaurant houses the two brands. Tokyo Bubble Tea and Honeybon are basically Japanese food chains with the former being known for serving Japanese fusion food and sensational milk teas and the latter serving pastries.
At first, there was a confusion because the signage says “Honeybee Patisserie and Cafe” It was later explained to us by their marketing people that they are in the process of rebranding the cake shop to its new name - “Honeybon.”
Aside from Cakes, Honeybon also serves breads like Ensaymada, Cheesy loaf, Cinnamon loaf, Manila Pandesal, Hokkaido loaf and Honey Raisins Loaf.
For Pasalubong, Honeybon offers boxes of Brownies, Banana Loaf, Ofudge Bar, Food for the Gods, Lengua, Crinkles, White Choco Chunk, and Double Choco Chunk.
And together with cakes and pastries, Honeybon also serves Espresso (P85), Just Coffee/Decaf (P85), Hokkaido Coffee Latte (P120), Matcha Café Latte (P135), Mocha Café Latte (P125), and Gran’s Chocolate Mallows (P135).
They also have fruit juices like Fresh Mango (P115), Fresh Watermelon (P115), Fresh Calamansi (P115), Fresh Orange (P145), Fresh Dalandan (P125) and Fresh Lemonade (P125).
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Honeybon Pastry Shop
253 Katipunan Ave.,
Quezon City, Philippines
Tel. No.(02) 961 8904
Honeybon Cakes and Pastry Shop is located along the street of Katipunan a few meters away from Quirino Memorial Medical Center and at the same building of the Honeybee Patisserie & Cafe , Tokyo Bubble Tea.