Mister Donut is THE donut shop in Japan. Cheap, readily available, and filled with delicious pastries, Mister Donut would be the first place I would run to in the event of a zombie apocalypses breaking out in Japan.
Not because it offers any sort of protection, but because I would rather spend my last moments stuffing my face with their honey pon de ring donuts. I’m classy that way.
In fact, most foreigners I’ve met in Tokyo love Mister Donut. It’s possible that everyone else is just as cheap as I am (I mean, come on. It’s between 105yen and 126yen for each treat. That’s pretty awesome). And if you ARE as cheap as me, you should totally check out the Tokyo Cheapo site I guest post for. They have some of the best tips for stretching and saving your yen in Japan (click here for the website).
But it’s also possible that Mister Donut just appeals to a higher taste pallet.
You go there and decide for yourself.
The pon de ring donuts are donuts – with a neat Japanese twist. As you can see form the above pictures, the pon de ring donut is, well, a ring of little donut-hole looking things. And each of those links is, in fact, mochi donuts (mochi is pounded rice, so a mochi donut is donut batter infused with pounded rice). The mochi circles in the pon de ring are delicious, chewy, savory, and not too sweet. It’s a party for the taste buds.
In Mister Donut, I happen to prefer the pon de rings and curry breads. Actually, scratch that:
The best foods in Mister Donut are the Pon De Ring (any flavor) and the curry bread.
The second best thing? No judgement for donut lovers.
They have free water (and sell drinks). You can order a donut, bring your work, and just chill in the cafe for several hours doing work. Or, you can stop by any of the chains while shopping, order a couple donuts, eat them, decide you want MORE donuts (because when given the option between more donuts and less donuts, always pick more donuts), and send your fiance up the counter time and time again – to order more donuts because he loves you. That’s true love.
True love is buying lots of donuts for your future baby mama.
Ryosuke buys me a lot of donuts.
So – next time you’re in Japan, swing by Mister Donut for the Pon De Ring donuts! You won’t regret it!
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