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Minamoto Kitchoan

January 29, 2017

Minamoto Kitchoan

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Grace Dew and Grace Dew Chocolate (prices vary) Resembling the dew that forms overnight on plant life, Minamoto Kitchoan’s Grace Dew jellies offer delicately juicy bites of fruit-shaped confections, made from Mother Nature’s best. And while these irresistible sweets are at the top of most patrons’ lists,…

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December 25, 2016

Bite Into A Sweet Piece Of Japan

Take a brief trip to Japan when you step into Minamoto Kitchoan. With locations at Ala Moana Center and Kahala Mall, guests immediately forget they are in Hawaii the minute they see all of the Japanese gourmet sweets, also known as wagashi, beautifully presented in glass cases throughout the confectionery. Minamoto Kitchoan makes it easy…

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November 27, 2016

Give A Holiday Box Of Wagashi

At Minamoto Kitchoan, the traditional Japanese culture of gift giving makes it easy to find the perfect omiyage (edible present) for everyone on your list. With a store in Ala Moana Center and a kiosk in Kahala Mall, this confectionery presents a variety of Japanese gourmet sweets called wagashi, flown in directly from the prefecture…

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October 9, 2016

Shop’s anniversary sparks sweet deals

Minamoto Kitchoan serves up hand-crafted wagashi — sweets that feature flavors and cultural accents within edible sculptures — and it’s not surprising to see them displayed and served out of the shop’s glass showcases worthy of fine jewelry. In addition to offering delicious Japanese-style treats, the dessert destination strives to share its confectionery works of…

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September 9, 2016

Over the moon for these cakes

The Mid-Autumn Festival is an important celebration in Chinese culture, but Chinatown isn’t the only place you can get your hands on delicious moon cakes. You can enjoy Geppei — Japanese-style moon cakes — at Minamoto Kitchoan, located on Street Level 1 of Ala Moana Center. The light delicacy features a thin layer of pastry…

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August 7, 2016

Edible Jewels

Minamoto Kitchoan manager Yayoi Akana comments on how Grace Dew products look almost like expensive jewelry, as each piece of the naturally flavored fruit confection glimmers in a glass display case at the establishment’s Ala Moana Center location. The prestigious Japanese confectionery is known for its aesthetically pleasing and high-quality treats, which feature flavors from…

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July 3, 2016

No fruits are forbidden at this sweet shop

Japanese desserts or confections are known as wagashi, and Minamoto Kitchoan is the place to get them. Located near the main stage in Ala Moana Center, Minamoto Kitchoan brings authentic sweets to Oahu throughout all four seasons. The treats come from Okayama Prefecture, where treats are created using only real fruit. The fruity delights are…

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May 29, 2016

Treats are peaches and cream at this shop

Within the hustle and bustle of Ala Moana Center, you’ll find a peaceful oasis the minute you walk into Minamoto Kitchoan. The confectionery exudes elegance and perfection with ease, offering a wide selection of wagashi, or Japanese sweets, including candies, cookies, mochi and cakes. Not only does Minamoto Kitchoan satisfy your every treat craving, but…

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April 17, 2016

The Sweet Spot

Minamoto Kitchoan opened its doors at Ala Moana Center in 2013 offering its famous wagashi, or Japanese-style sweets, including candies, cookies, mochi and cakes. Everything is made in Japan using high-quality ingredients and presented exquisitely, making for great gifts, favors or simply for you to enjoy anytime of the year. The store also has its…

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March 15, 2016

Hopping on over to Minamoto

Stepping inside Minamoto Kitchoan at Ala Moana Center is like entering a secret garden of mouthwatering treats made fresh with real fruits from Japan. The famous confectionery offers a wide selection of wagashi, or Japanese sweets, including candies, cookies, mochi and cakes. Each item is a masterpiece in taste and design — inside and outside,…

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