I was craving for manjoo. That fluffy sponge cake with creamy custard inside…….I’m drooling. I checked on Google if there was any store nearby selling manjoo. I was happy when I read that there was a stall selling manjoo in Supermall Pakuwon Indah. I decided to go there. When I got there, I immediately headed to the foodcourt to check. I was so sad when I found out that it has been closed. No manjoo 🙁
At that time, I thought to myself that I was going to look for an alternative. While I was waiting for my sister getting her hair cut, I walked pass a stall, Kumayaki. It has been there for a while but it has never interested me. Things are different when I’m craving for something sweet. I decided to give it a try.
Kumayaki is Japanese puff snack. It is made of puff pastry. The puff pastry is shaped a rectangle with bear in the middle for the filling. The price are Rp12.000,00 for standard fillings (chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, taro, matcha, etc.) and Rp15.000,00 for premium fillings (Ovomaltine, Nutella, Richeese, Mozzarella Cheese). I told the young lady that I would like to buy Vanilla and Ovomaltine. Then she asked me why I don’t buy one more so I can get one more for free. It happened that I bought one more with Nutella filling and got one with Strawberry filling (I could choose).
The puff is sweet because it is glazed with sugar. Personally, Ovomaltine is my favorite. It is not too sweet, it goes along perfectly with the puff (although I know Ovomaltine goes well with everything). I love that the crispiness comes not only from the puff but also from the filling. The other ones are also good. I mean, I enjoyed them all. The only thing I don’t really like is the strawberry filling. They use strawberry jam. I like strawberry jam but if it is too much then it will be to sweet. It happened when they used it as a filling.
Lastly, I would like to give a personal serving suggestion hahaha. Kumayaki, for me, is best enjoyed after it is put in the refrigerator for a while. The puff becomes crispier, the filling becomes more solid. I like the filling more solid because when it is creamy, I tend to ‘spill’ it everywhere lol. It is easier to eat, to be exact.
Kumayaki is recommended for anyone with sweet taste buds or anyone, who just like me, simply wants to feel the touch of something sweet.
Kumayaki Japanese Puff Snack
Supermall Pakuwon Indah Lt. 1Jalan Puncak Indah Lontar No. 2
Surabaya, Jawa Timur 60213
Opening hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.