Sunday, April 20, 2008

My First Bite Of Krispy Kreme

Disclaimer: This is not an advertorial entry and I am NOT paid to write this.
I have always wanted to try the famous doughnut from Krispy Kreme ever since I hear people heaping praise for this doughnut. The last time I paid a visit to Shinjuku which happened to be almost a year ago, I was told by one of my senpai that the long queue was due to people lining up to buy doughnuts but I didn't know that it was for Krispy Kreme doughnuts. I was not aware that Japan has Krispy Kreme outlets until Joann forced me to accompany her to get the doughnuts near Shinjuku station as we do not go down to Tokyo that often. Apparently, there are two Krispy Kreme outlets in Shinjuku but I only got to know about it after more than ten months living in Japan.
However, one weird thing about the Krispy Kreme in Japan is that they sell nuts instead of doughnuts.
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Okay, that was just one of my missed-shot on the signboard. Anyway, we decided to tapao the doughnuts back to our place as the time to board our train back was approaching. It was a rare chance for we people who live in places so far up north to get to buy these doughnuts, and that is why even when it was drizzling a bit that time, we just queue-up without even bother to look for umbrellas.
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The queue was not that long, partly due to the poor weather. It was stated there that the waiting queue will be around 45 minutes, but we got to place our orders in less than 20 minutes after I queue-up. Just like in some other places like Brisbane, they will give you a piece of original flavour doughnut while you are waiting in the queue. That is when I got my first bite on Krispy Kreme.
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Prior to this, I was wondering whether Krispy Kreme doughnuts taste just like any other doughnuts and they are merely being over-rated by people. That was until I bite onto the hot fluffy doughnut and it was just orgasmic delicious. It is easily the best doughnut I have ever tasted. I will make sure I will get another dozen of this doughnuts again the next time I go down to Shinjuku. Even when I took them back to Nagaoka and eat them the following day, the fluffy texture of the doughnuts was still there after I put them into the microwave for a few minutes. I couldn't remember if there is any better doughnuts than Krispy Kreme, not even Mister Doughnut, I guess. Trust me, you ought to try Krispy Kreme whenever you have the chance.
While waiting for my turn to come, the glass wall enabled us to look through the process of producing the original doughnuts. First, they were transferred into some instant oven which made the doughnuts turned from yellow into golden brown in just a matter of seconds.
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They were later transferred with conveyor belts to be glazed.
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The five of us got two dozens of doughnuts – one dozen of original flavour and another one dozen of assorted doughnuts. One dozen of original doughnuts is priced at 1,500yen (RM50) while the assorted ones cost a little bit more at 1,700yen (RM57). Since we bought one original and assorted doughnuts each, we got to buy them at a discounted price of 3,000yen (RM100).
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Some people back home must be thinking that I have gone crazy for spending that much for doughnuts.

28 comments:

Kevin Tan said...

yay first... y dun have pictures of u sayang :(

cl3m` said...

krispy kreme! queues in japan are just crazy.only the original rocks. and its only 15 seconds on the microwave :P

michelleg said...

next time must buy for me.. when u come.. =P

syaza said...

i think, kalau u dah pernah rasa j.co,u akan kata j.co is d best!
sedap!!!!

specialhuman said...

yup...j.co vs krispy kreme. i tasted j.co. It's magical. Krispy kreme...hmm...no branches in Malaysia?

amalina aisyah said...

didnt taste j.co yet.so with krispy kreme...
only tasted big apple ones...
katne krispy kreme nih?shinjuku celah mana?

Reenybob said...

I AM ALSO A FELLOW KRIPSY KREME FAN!! WOOT! devils food (the last pic the rought brown one) IS THE BEST ESP WITH RASPBERRY SORBET ON IT!

calvin said...

@ kevin tan:
i thought you've always been the first here most of the time? this entry is about doughnuts and putting my goat face there is just a not-so-right thing to do >.<

calvin said...

@ cl3m:
i was lucky as the queue was not that long that day. the first time i was there earlier last year, it streched all the way until the overhead bridge near the outlet.

and i must say the original is one of the best among all available flavours, if not the best :)

calvin said...

@ michelleg:
no problem, provided you get me cookie time when you visit me here =D

calvin said...

@ syaza:
well, someone told me before that j.co is simply over-rated. i have yet to try it myself, so i won't be judgemental here until i have a bite on it one day =)

calvin said...

@ specialhuman:
i am looking forward to have a taste on j.co and see how the two stack up against each other. as far as i know, there is not a single branch of krispy kreme in malaysia.

apparently, it cost US$1million just to open one franchise of krispy kreme o.O

calvin said...

@ amalina:
i know j.co and big apple are the top two doughnuts outlets that are making their names in malaysia. as for japan, they are proud of their mister doughnut ^^

the one i went in shinjuku the other day is about a 200-meter walk from the south exit of shinjuku station. there is a starbucks cafe next to krispy kreme.

calvin said...

@ reena:
yeay! i got someone who has the same taste with me ^^
however, i just feel that the devils food is a tad too much of sorbet in between the doughnut.

cl3m` said...

mister doughnet is actually an american franchise i think while j.co and big apple are indonesian ones.

i think mister doughnut aint too bad. they got some nice flavours.

pinksterz said...

damn ihatechu. it's official.

amalina aisyah said...

i frequent mster donuts..eps when I crave foe sweet things......
eee???dkt ngn starbuck????been to shinjuku`s starbuck few times...but I xprasan KK....

calvin said...

@ cl3m:
yup, i think i read about that from lasilasi's blog in the past. i'm not so sure about j.co and big apple though. so, when would be malaysia's turn? perhaps i can start a KK franchise one day in malaysia.

i mean KK as in "kalvin kreme" =P

calvin said...

@ pinksterz:
hatred will lead to nothing good.
don't hate, but spread the love ^^

calvin said...

@ amalina:
i think there are quite a number of starbucks outlet in shinjuku station itself. this starbucks is located outside the station. worst come to worst, if you still can't find it, when you are near the station, you just go against the flow of walking people carrying boxes of KK. i am quite sure that you will eventually find it :)

cl3m` said...

urm, i forgot which exit, i think the central exit near kinnokuniya. some terrace or sth. its somewhere there.

amalina aisyah said...

kinokuniya is near the south rite?

cant go there yet ma....I am in shikoku...far far away from tokyo~

calvin said...

@ cl3m:
that's right. i think you've got the location correctly. i was told that kinokuniya is somewhere near that area too =)

calvin said...

@ amalina:
i am not very sure about the exact location of kinokuniya; me being someone who've never been there before. but i know that krispy kreme is nearest to the south exit.

drop by there when you're in tokyo the next time, which i think should be this summer, right? someone is going home ^^

Reenybob said...

wei the KALVIN KREME name is MY credit! i made it up for u! hahaha

calvin said...

@ reena:
it looks like people are returning to claim her copyrights.
since it was you who came out with that KALVIN KREME name, i will offer you 1% of the royalty.

fair enough =)

Sham said...

you are nuts!
RM100 for doughnuts...never ate doughnuts before ar...siao!

calvin said...

@ sham:
haha, i thought of trying the doughnuts only. it's not like it's often we buy them.

anyway, how much does one doughnut at ipoh bakery cost? 60 cents? imagine how many doughnuts can i get with rm100 from ipoh bakery lol xD