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Tea Time At Kamakura: 甘味処 鎌倉 Kanmidokoro Kamakura

Warabimochi and matcha desserts in the middle of the Komachi Shopping Street in Kamakura.

Misho

Misho

Published on 27 Sep, 12:00

While strolling along Komachi Street in Kamakura at the end of November 2021, my friend and I came across this beautiful Japanese-style shop that we had to try out.

甘味処 鎌倉 Kanmidokoro Kamakura

With all the wooden interior and red lanterns, it gave off a very elegant and cozy atmosphere. And the three drinks on display were drinks with warabimochi in it.

Warabimochi is a kind of Japanese dessert made from warabiko (bracken starch) but nowadays it's made more often with potato starch. Depending on the maker, it usually ranges from sharp easy-to-cut jelly type or the more bouncy and gooey type. It's usually eaten with kinako (toasted soybean flour) and kuromitsu (brown sugar syrup).

Outside Kanmidokoro Kamakura
Outside Kanmidokoro Kamakura

Orders are made at the counter facing the street. If you are eating in, there are seats that can seat probably about 4 people - 2 inside and 2 outside. If there was no pandemic, it probably would seat more. Many people bought the warabimochi as souvenirs to bring home too.

Tea Time At Kamakura: 甘味処 鎌倉 Kanmidokoro Kamakura

You can even opt for the wooden boxes you see in the picture for the warabimochi. It would make such a lovely gift for friends or family. And they can even reuse the pretty box for other purposes if they want to.

Inside Kanmidokoro Kamakura
Inside Kanmidokoro Kamakura

I thought it was really unique how inside the lanterns were double lightbulbs. It has the same theme as the two round balls in the shop name.

Tea Time At Kamakura: 甘味処 鎌倉 Kanmidokoro Kamakura

I'm guessing the double set of two circles symbolizes dango, which is a Japanese dessert as well. There are usually 3-4 balls on a stick in various flavors and is eaten at festivals.

わらびもちドリンク 浅川園のお抹茶 Warabi Mochi Drink Asakawaen Omatcha
わらびもちドリンク 浅川園のお抹茶 Warabi Mochi Drink Asakawaen Omatcha

We thought long and hard on what we should order. There were 3 types of drinks. One was chocolate, one was matcha and the other coffee. As I'm not a fan of coffee and chocolate felt a little too heavy because we just finished lunch, we went for the matcha one to share. The わらびもちドリンク 浅川園のお抹茶 Warabi Mochi Drink Asakawaen Omatcha was available in hot and iced. We went for the iced.

Tea Time At Kamakura: 甘味処 鎌倉 Kanmidokoro Kamakura

It was absolutely lovely. The rich matcha flavors were of a perfect balance. It wasn't too bitter and it wasn't too sweet. It was rich yet it wasn't overbearing. The light warabimochi at the bottom was such a wonderful accent too. The whipped cream on the top mellowed everything out giving it such a gentle taste overall. Even though it was iced, it wasn't watered down even at the end. I love how it was possible to suck up everything and not waste anything too.

Warabimochi (2 Pieces)
Warabimochi (2 Pieces)

Initially, we wanted to go for the 5 pieces of warabimochi that were available for takeaway. But the staff told us it would be difficult to eat and suggested us to get the 2 pieces one. As dessert after lunch, this was a perfect choice.

The warabimochi was a-m-a-z-i-n-g. It was chewy yet it melts in the mouth. You can cut it easily with the little wooden utensil and pop a small piece into your mouth without making too much of a mess. They were so generous with the amount of kinako and it was so well made that I didn't choke on it. Even when some of it felt onto my clothes, it was easily dusted away.

The kuromitsu is from Okinawa and was so good as well. It had such a exquisite taste.

Tea Time At Kamakura: 甘味処 鎌倉 Kanmidokoro Kamakura

Kanmidokoro Kamakura has been around since 1991 and boasts a good 3 decades of deliciousness. If you are a fan of warabimochi, you gotta try this out at least once. It has many other shops nationwide so you might find one that is near you. You can look for it here.

I give it a 4.7/5 because there are other things I want to try on the menu as well. Everything from the location to the staff to the stuff we ordered was so good.

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Misho

Misho

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