Sweets

Matsunosuke

Banana split brownie and tea

It seems as if I’ve been working my way through all the wonderful Japanese bakeries and cafés in the city lately. Matsunosuke is the latest one to open, a Japanese chain opening its first Stateside location. It specializes in pies but so far, all I’ve had has been their chocolate offerings. On my first visit at the start of the year, I bought a slice of chocolate cream pie and this past weekend, I ended up with their banana split brownie. I really wanted a slice of the signature apple pie but it was sold out when I visited.

The brownie reminded me of a smore, with the toasted miniature marshmallows and slivered almonds that decorated the top. There was a hint of banana in the brownie itself but it didn’t overpower the chocolate flavors at all. It was also a very rich dessert; I would’ve been happy with an even smaller portion since it was so sweet. And I finished it with a cup of hojicha, the only tea option available but it is a great choice to complement the different sweets served.