I'm a huge fan of Japanese snacks and food and loves the new Japan Confectionery Zone located at Basement 2 which are exclusive to Takashimaya Singapore. It almost feels like being back in Tokyo again as i love going to the food section at the Takashimaya Shopping Centre in Tokyo where i can buy various delicious Japanese snacks and admire its beautiful packaging and now i can also do so in Singapore :)
Japanese Traditional German cake, Baumkuchen, debuts in Singapore with a Japanese touch. Baumkuchen is a popular snack in Japan. Baumkuchen, which literally translates to "tree cake" in German, is baked on a spit by brushing on layers of batter and then rotating the spit around a heat source. When baked, the golden brown layers of cake resemble the growth rings on a crosscut tree. In Japan, this symbolizes long life and baumkuchen cakes are often given as a wedding gift for good luck. Baumkuchen cakes are first baked in Japan by the Juchheim Company. Now, Juchheim is opening its first store in Asia in Singapore. Baumkuchen is a traditional German cake but it has become a familiar name and taste in Japan since Karl Juchheim, the founder of Juchheim Company, introduced the first Baumkuchen to Japan in 1919. Since then, Baumkuchen is synonymous with Juchheim and vice versa.
I love eating my Baumkuchen with a delicious cup of hot milk tea while reading a good book ;)