Saturday, February 7, 2009

Chocolate at Denny's

Motoyama Milk Bar

So Lisa and I booked a trip to Sapporo to see the winter snow festival and challenge my lactose intolerance with by chugging Hokkaido milk and other milky products. But that didn't pan out so well as it's impossible to find hotel rooms still open and because domestic travel in Japan is ridiculously expensive. So we decided to get our Hokkaido milk fix in tokyo. Roppongi hills, actually, only a few stops from school.

The interior is dainty and pink as appropo to anything Japanese. I thought the zebra patterned seats were a funny and ironic. There were also cow heads with different colored tongues sticking out. Surprisingly cute and not creepy.

This is their theme dessert plate. The cow roll cake with soft cream on the side.

This is their dessert plate with cake, pudding and iced cream.

I ordered the white day special that was supposed to have pink whitechocolate spots on the cake instead of their usual chocolate, but they had run out of the white day special cake. the staff was very apologetic and offered to replicate the same dish with their usual cake. frankly i didn't care too much because I had gone a month with no cake and felt this withdrawal that made me not want to complain. Everything was so milky and delicious. What made the plate so good was that they used crushed pistachios for garnish and on the side was this strawberry buried under a hillock of strawberry mousse and whipped cream. The mousse was so thick and marshmallowy and reminded me of a montblanc.

They also offer coffee and tea with Hokkaido milk. Too bad I take my coffee black.


104-0061 東京都中央区銀座5-9-18
Tel (030)3571-5351


added 2/11/09:

Two nights later Lisa and I ordered the Camembert cheese fondue pie. The picture on the flier looked so amazing and we were very excited, even if this wasn't one of their double decker pies. Camembert is my favorite type of cheese so I enjoyed my pizza but I have to say would forgo this fondue experience for more layers of cheese and bread. I'm also not a fan of the gridcut on a pizza pie which produces uneven slices and sad little triangular corners. Lisa actually split the middle piece in half in spirit of fairness but I thought that was kind of sad.


Lisa and i were spending our saturday getting over the events of friday, naturally waking up at 4pm, hungry. We decided to be adventurous and try dominos instead of pizzahut [note mild sarcasm]. Dominos pies which are about 3000円 is significantly more expensive than pizzahut, nearly double the price. Here's why.

This is the Garlic2 pizza, wth tomatoes, black olives, onions and slices of garlic (galic - win!).
The first thing I noticed was that when the deliveryboy handed me the pie, it was much heavier than pizza hut's.

Dominos is much more generous with the cheese to the point where the crust is nearly nonexistent because it is overwhemed by all the cheese. I say if it's not nypizza crust theres no reason why crust shouldn't scooch over for a little extra cheese. There are two layers of pizzabread between which there is a lovely layer of cheese which i'm guessing is camembert. It tastes and feels like a hybrid of mozarella and ricotta.

and it oozes!

The dominos menu doesn't have as interesting topping combos as pizzahut (such as their Korean pulkoki and their Clam chowder pies) but they do have a Waku waku pokemon set which features a pie of four different flavor combos. In any case the cheesy middle and the extra layer of carb action gives dominos impunity on this one. pizzahut has been totally pwned.