Other than boxes of Tokyo Banana, Shiroi Kobito and Jaga Pokkuru that people grab by the dozens, from the Tokyo Airports, Yoku Moku also ranks as one of the most popular snacks from Japan.
These vanilla-flavoured, ‘cigare’ (cigarette in French) butter cookies are finally here in Singapore. (Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory also just came down.)
Yoku Moku has set up two pop-up stores at ION Orchard Level 1 and Takashimaya Basement 2, just in time for some Christmas shopping – when people start buying impulsively and getting expensive cookies for colleagues seem the right thing to do.
These are no ordinary cookies though.
They are light and delicately rolled, baked with plenty of butter, for that melt-in-mouth experience.
Though a friend quipped, ”Isn’t this like CNY Love Letters?”
No, no, no. These are $16 for 10 pieces. Not the same.
The Cigare are also available in other flavours – Cigare Au Chocolat ($19 for 8) which are filled with milk chocolate; and Cigare au thé ($19 for 8) which includes a special blend of Darjeeling and Earl Grey teas.
A box of Trois Cigare ($73) includes all three varieties. Make sure whoever you are getting it for knows how to appreciate it.
Yoku Moku will open a permanent store at ION Orchard in January.
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