Kumori: cloudy くもり
Kumori Japanese Bakery launched in the Philippines in 2015. If you’re wondering, like me, what Kumori means, according to the company website, Kumori means cloudy in Japanese. That perfectly describes this bakery chain’s bestseller, the Fuwari Cheese Cups.
I have been hearing about Kumori Japanese Bakery for the longest time but haven’t had the chance to try their pastries because the first few branches that they opened were far from where I am located. So, when they started opening their branches down South, it was only a matter of time when I’ll be able to taste their famous cheese cups.
The Fuwari Cheese Cup, worth P60 each, is a classic Japanese cheese souffle with creamy cheese filling and crunchy crumble base. True to it’s brand, this cheese cup feels like you are biting into a cloud.
The Signature Cheese Tart, priced at also P60 each, is a sweet tart shell infused with a creamy combination of cheeses. The tart crust has the perfect crunch that matches the softness of the cheese filling.
The Signature Hanjuku Cheese, worth P49 each, is a half baked Japanese style cheesecake with a rich & moist cream cheese center. Small yet really good!
My thoughts? I personally loved the Signature Cheese Tart. I am a fan of anything tart so me liking this the most is a giveaway. I liked the crunchiness and bit saltiness of the tart because it is a perfect match for the soft and sweet cheese filling. The Fuwari Cheese Cup is literally biting into a cloud because the cheese souffle is wonderfully soft but since it is too soft it melts in the mouth too quickly. The Hanjuku Cheese was a surprise, sizewise and tastewise. It is tiny but the taste was something totally unexpected. It is fluffy, not too creamy nor too sweet.
I made the entire family taste each one and the Signature Cheese Tart proved to be everybody’s favorite! In Jeron’s words, “So yummy!”
Kumori Japanese Bakery is available at the following branches:
SM: North, Mall of Asia, Fairview, Makati, Sta. Rosa, Bacoor
Robinsons: Galleria, Manila
UP Town Center
Festival Mall Alabang