With the arrival of summer, the dessert space in The 6ix is about to get busier than ever. Daigyo Cafe, the new Japanese tea house in Toronto is also chiming in, with its launch of two special desserts. It’s located at 4909 Yonge Street in North York. The items are in honour of kitsune (Japanese foxes) and neko (cats), which is portrayed in the dessert names: Shizuki Kitsune and Hatsuki Neko. And both are only available to customers in the evening.
Japanese tea house in Toronto
The Hatsuki Neko draws inspiration from Japanese folkloric neko, which again is typically seen after dark. It’s the reason why the tea house offers the desserts in the evening after 6pm. The base of this sweet item is black sugar crystal jelly. It comes with matcha ice cream and a rice cracker in the shape of a paw.
The Shizuki Kitsune dessert is inspired by the nine-tailed kitsune, which can be seen at night, according to Japanese legend. The frozen treat itself is a dragon fruit and yuzu-flavoured ice cream. It is then topped with sesame and dragon fruit mochi to give the dish an added texture. The combination contributes to the bright shades of pink colour as well.
Both desserts will be available from July 1. As part of the launch, the tea house will be giving away 10 free cups of either dessert every day after 6pm from July 1-8.