Ukeian Higashiyama-branch

Opening hours: 09:00 - 17:00

Closed: 1st and 2nd January

Address: 1-3-1 Higashiyama, Kanazawa, Ishikawa

Post code: 920-0831

Closest bus stop: Hashibacho (橋場町)


Try delicious soft cream at Ukeian 

Posted on 01/07/2015

Before leaving Higashi-chaya district, we dropped by Ukeian for a quick break. Ukeian is a shop famous for Castella sponge cake using eggs of Ukokkei (the silkie) which is said to have black bones. I am a real fan of this Castella cake with smoother and richer tastes than normal Castella cake using chicken eggs. I used to buy one from their branch at Mitsukoshi department store in Tokyo but it’s a shame I can’t find their shop in Kansai where I live now. As Ukeian is originated in Kanazawa, I saw their shops in many corners in town. I tried their soft cream that is available only in Higashiyama branch where we went to and Izumigaoka branch. Here it is again, small pieces of gold leaf are sprinkled on top and the silkie’s eggs are used in this soft cream. I’ve never had such soft cream with unlimitedly smooth and velvety taste so I couldn’t stop saying delicious! If you are in Kanazawa, it is worth going to Higashi-chaya district just to try this soft cream. There is also an Ukeian shop inside Kanazawa station but the soft cream is not available there. I asked them to sell it, though. So for now, you have to visit their Higashiyama branch and try it. If the time allows, there are a lot more places to see in Higashi-chaya district, but we decided to leave for our dinner.