Perhaps it’s just a Japanese thing, I found myself smiling all the way through my kitchenware shopping trip with Kappabashi Dōgugai song int he background. Kappabashi is famous for kitchen/restaurant equipment imaginable. You will find everything – from aprons to knives, chairs to cute cookie cutters, charcoals to fancy cake molds! Any cooking maniac could spend the entire day in Kappabashi (see below for direction).
It was only October but I managed to get myself some new molds as an early Christmas presents. This madeleine mold was my love at first sight! I actually met some copper canele molds too but I think I had enough. So yea, see the reference down below.
Mold picture curtsy of Majimaya’s online website (which I found after the trip – -). I highly recommend you guys visiting them or have their online store shipped to your door.
First batch of shell-liked madeleines here. I’m not sure the hump didn’t happen because of the resting period or the temperature. Will see for more. Happy baking! 😉
How to get there:
- Get on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line to Tawaramachi station.
- Take the exit to Asakusa-Dori. (sorry I don’t remember number)
- Walk straight for 3 blocks. You will see the building with a very big chef head then you know you’re at the right street.