Our love for this flavor just continues to blossom.
We have all come to love matcha (powdered green tea leaves) in our desserts and snacks, but did you know that Japan also has another well-loved flavor?
The sakura (cherry blossoms) flavor only comes every spring, giving our favorite snacks this mild floral taste that’s very light and lovable. Much like how the flower is in real-time, sakura-flavored desserts are often a seasonal treat and only truly bloom during the months of March to April.
We may not be in Japan right now, but you can still get a taste of sakura desserts around the Metro. Here are eight sweets and desserts that have been infused with the elegant sakura flavor.
Sakura Strawberry Rare Cheesecake – Betsubara
These beautiful, ephemeral cakes are not just pleasing to the eyes, but to the tummy as well! Betsubara is famous for them, and they are a part of their limited edition Hanami Series. Their Sakura Strawberry Rare Cheesecake includes sakura jelly topped with real sakura flowers.
Available for: Delivery. Hit them up on their Facebook page or Instagram account and settle the payment via bank transfer to their BDO account.
Sakura Almond Cookies – Cookies PH
They’re soft and chewy, and the perfect partner to your cup of hot green tea! Cookies PH’s Sakura Almond Cookies are the real deal with its crunchy exterior and gooey interior. It’s packed with a lot of almonds for that good ‘ol cookie crunch.
Available for: Delivery. They only have limited slots per month so you better make reservations quick!
Cherry Blossom Cake – Starbucks
The Cherry Blossom Cake is a moist and sweet cherry cake layered with creamy, crushed cherry filling and finished with cherry cream. It doesn’t just look beautiful, but it also tastes heavenly as well.
Available for: Dine-in, take-out, drive-thru, and delivery via GrabFood.
Cherry Blossom Fizz Tea – Sakura Hanami
What better way to cool down and chill than with a refreshing cup of Sakura Hanami’s premium blend, the Cherry Blossom Fizz Tea? It fits your Instagram feed too with its flushed color and edible flowers at the bottom!
Available for: Take out and delivery via GrabFood, foodpanda, and LalaFood. See more here.
Nama Sakura Fromage – Royce
Bring the taste of sakura to your table with Royce Philippines’ Nama Sakura Fromage, their take on cherry blossom nama chocolates. Each piece comes in a pretty pink shade, lightly dusted with powder for that distinct nama chocolate finish.
Available for: Pickup and delivery. You may order via their website here.
Cherry Blossom Swirl with Sakura Pearls – Black Scoop
Launched last 2019, Black Scoop’s Cherry Blossom Series did not disappoint milk tea fans. Their Cherry Blossom Swirl came in with chewy sakura pearls (yes, pink boba!) for an ice cream treat that’s pleasing to the eyes and the mouth.
Available for: Take out and delivery viaGrab Food, LalaFood, and Foodpanda.
Sakura with Matcha Kakigori – Shari Shari Kakigori House
Grab your favorite spoon and dig in to some icy cold treat with Shari Shari’s Sakura with Matcha Kakigori! It’s baby pink on the outside for that delicate sakura flavor and green on the inside for that much-needed matcha fix. What’s more, it comes with Shari Shari’s signature cookie bits to make it extra special.
Shari Shari debuted this flavor back in 2019. While you can’t really time travel to get one, you can always try their other refreshing flavors perfect for the Philippines’ tropical weather.
Available for: Dine in. Check out their schedule on their Instagram account.
Strawberry Sakura McFloat – McDonald’s
Throwback to that time McDonald’s Philippines launched their Japanese set, featuring a pink drink — the Sakura McFloat! It’s basically a mix of Sprite, strawberry, and cherry flavors topped with vanilla ice cream.
Available for: Dine-in, take out, and delivery to selected areas. Delivery orders made via their website and the Mcdo app will be prioritized with varying store hours per branch. Check out available branches here.
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Cover image from Shari Shari Kakigori House’s Instagram account