Insanely cute and delicious to boot, animal doughnuts have become synonymous with Japanese bakeries since capturing the Internet a decade ago. While wandering through Ikebukuro Station, I chanced upon a popup counter by Ikunimama Animal Doughnuts, a local doughnut store located in Kawasaki.
According to their Instagram page, the store can often be found roving around various train stations in Tokyo, so you might just stumble upon one if you’re lucky!
As its name suggests, Ikunimama churns out all sorts of animal-themed doughnuts, from frogs and tigers to penguins and cats. Doughnuts are sold in sets of three for ¥1,190. Unfortunately, you can’t customise your set but, it’s pretty cool to see different themes including cats, farm animals, and zoo animals!
Compared to mister donut – which I’m a huge fan of – Ikunimama Animal Doughnut’s creations are noticeably denser, with kawaii patterns formed by the thick frosting. As with other reviewers, I did find the doughnuts to be slightly on the oily side but, delicious nonetheless!
Ikumimama Animal Doughnuts is worth a try if you’re looking to check out a business that’s loved by many locals. Look out for them the next time you’re at a train station, or scope out their next pop-up counter on Instagram!
Address: 3 Chome-6-18 Kizuki, Nakahara Ward, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 211-0025, Japan
Nearest Station: Motosumiyoshi
Opening Hours: 10am – 6.30pm daily
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