Introducing Tokyo Banassu, the Ice Cream Version of Tokyo Banana!

Introducing Tokyo Banassu — the Ice Cream Version of the Much Loved Tokyo Banana!

The first ice cream from Tokyo Banana.

I don’t know about you, but every time I visit Japan, I make a beeline to the Tokyo Banana stalls when I’m shopping for souvenirs. Tokyo Banana is the most perfect cream cake dessert I’ve ever eaten in my life. Aside from being creamy, it’s soft, easy to chew, and the sweetness of the banana custard isn’t overwhelming at all. It’s just the right amount of sugar. Tokyo Banana sells its staple treats in different variations, but this is the first time they’ve released an actual Tokyo Banana ice cream!

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The new Tokyo Banassu

The Tokyo Banana ice cream, aka Tokyo Banassu, is simply the frozen version of the small banana-shaped cake. To distinguish it, the company designed the ice creams with five different penguin illustrations, including one that’s holding a heart. 

Unlike the usual Tokyo Bananas, Tokyo Banassu comes in the colours brown and white, with the brown part acting as a chocolate sponge while the white part tastes like the plain sponge cake. What’s more, you’ll find that the actual banana custard inside has been removed from the traditional ingredients and replaced with real banana ice cream! The company just added some extra banana cream so that the frozen cakes don’t lose flavour in the fridge.

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When in Japan, you can buy some Tokyo Banassu at any 7-Eleven store nationwide. These icy banana treats only cost ¥149 each! We’re already drooling with excitement. Japan can’t reopen to tourists sooner!

All images credited to PR Times Japan | Official Website

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Therese Sta. Maria
Therese Sta. Maria

Therese's close friends know that if they haven’t seen her around recently, then she’s probably having an adventure with her luggage and camera in hand. Though she loves staying at home and spending lazy afternoons with friends, there are times when she has to be "away from home to feel at home," — that’s when she’s bitten by the travel bug. See her travels on Instagram @reesstamaria.