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Tamagotchi donuts

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If you’re a 90s kid, you’d remember the time when Tamagotchi took the country by storm. We were all fixated by the idea of cyber this and that at the time that it made sense to have cyber pets, too. That phase passed a long time ago… or so I thought. It’s still alive and hatching in Japan.

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I’ve been to Harajuku a couple of times already, but have only noticed this Tama Depa (in full, Tamagotchi Department Store) last month! It’s located just infront of the Takeshita-dori exit of Harajuku station, on the left side. Tama Depa isn’t exactly a department store, but more of a shop selling Tamagotchi goods. You’ll be amazed at what they have in store – from modern Tamagotchi, its hundreds of stickers, lunchboxes, kid’s clothes and toys for sale (a Youtube video of it here).

On the outside, there’s Tamagotchi Doughnuts, selling mini donuts in different flavors and toppings.

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The place may not seem busy from this picture, but the donut stall was constantly surrounded by kids and their moms. There are ten variations to choose from and they’re all displayed at the front of the store.

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We ordered the one with caramel and almond — eight mini donuts for ¥440. The donuts are all freshly made. We were able to see them preparing the donuts in front of our eyes. Took a couple of minutes.

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Here it this, packed in a really kawaii box that put Happy Meal or Chicky Meal to shame. It comes with a handle, too. How convenient!

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Donuts were still hot when we had them. They were sweet and crunchy (well, caramel and almonds, duh), but without the toppings, they donuts were pretty soft and decent. Good enough for two very hungry people. We finished the whole box within minutes.

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A pink bicycle in front of the store with the exact color of the store. Store owner’s bicycle? Maybe.

Though no amount of mini donuts could make us full, it was still an experience. Come on, they’re Tamagotchi Donuts! Because of the shop, I think I left slightly happier and actually forgot that the main purpose of going to Harajuku was to hunt for cat cafes (they’ve closed down, I learned). Don’t bring little girls to Tama Depa though, they’ll go crazy – and you have been warned.

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    Anonymous
    April 24, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    apa maksud tamagotchi?

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      Miasuraya
      April 24, 2012 at 11:09 PM

      Direct translation: Tamago (egg) Chi (short of “uocci”, Japanese for watch), in other words, ‘watch over the eggs’.

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    Anonymous
    April 25, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    AMAGGAAAAWWWDDDDD two of my favourite things!!!! donut and tamagothchi!!!!!! by the way, have you tried mister donut? it is to die for!!!!!!! the texture of the donut is just nothing that you can find else where 😀

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      Miasuraya
      April 25, 2012 at 10:52 PM

      You’re the second person to tell me to try Mr. Donut! Bought a bunch for my sister but I didn’t have any. Okay la I’ll try next time.

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      Anonymous
      April 26, 2012 at 10:16 PM

      you have to try!!!!!! if you don’t like it’s okay but just try 🙂

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      Miasuraya
      April 26, 2012 at 10:55 PM

      Okay will do if I go there again 🙂

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    kukumalu
    April 25, 2012 at 2:35 AM

    mia, nice sweater! where did you get it?

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      Miasuraya
      April 25, 2012 at 10:53 PM

      In Melbourne. One of the local high street labels there.

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    MOMOKO-chan
    April 26, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    i just loveee reading your blog!!!
    more entries about Japan plsss!!!

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      Miasuraya
      April 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM

      Thanks for reading! More Japan posts coming soon!

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    April 30, 2012 at 10:03 PM

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