These Cinnamon Rolls in Japan Are So Popular, They’re Always Sold Out
The scent alone will make your mouth water.
1813 Noborito, Tama District, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Open at 2 p.m. (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) and at 11 a.m. (Saturdays). The shop is closed on Japanese holidays.
How to get there: It’s a 7-minute walk from North Exit of Odakyu Line Mukogaoka-yuen Station.
CEYLON is a specialty store near the Mukogaoka-yuen Station where you can purchase delicious and mouthwatering cinnamon rolls. They offer seven kinds, each made with the highest quality of Ceylon cinnamon.
The cinnamon roll specialty shop is a seven-minute walk from Mukogaoka-yuen Station.
The shop owner, Mori Mariko, is a skilled pastry chef who visited Sri Lanka as a member of the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers. For two years, she worked as a teacher at a food processing training institute, eventually falling in love with the scent and taste of cinnamon. Mariko wanted to introduce this foreign flavor to Japan, and thus, she decided to open CEYLON in 2012.
The owner, Mori Mariko.
Together with her family, she transformed a former izakaya into a shop with a bakery at the back. It normally takes them 12 hours to make about a hundred cinnamon rolls, making the necessary preparations as early as 12 a.m.
Other items that are being sold at the shop include cinnamon cookies, Ceylon Tea, and the famous Sri Lankan coffee beans.
The shop’s interiors are decorated with Sri Lankan items and hand-woven cloths.
One of the cinnamon roll flavors that you should definitely try at the store is the Kurosato Sweet Potato (¥430). It is made with sweet potato paste and organic sweet potatoes grown at the Hyakusho Farm in Chiba. The gooey sweet potato perfectly combines with the melt-in-your-mouth batter. Heating the rolls in the toaster will make their icing melt and make them even more delicious.
The Kurosato Sweet Potato will be available at the store until around March.
Aside from this, CEYLON is also best known for its three popular cinnamon roll classics. The Honey Butter Triple Nuts (¥430 each) uses a batter that consists of fermented butter, roasted walnuts, almonds, cashew nuts, cinnamon, and sweet honey taken from the flowers of Kituru Palm Trees. The nuts’ texture and aroma add to the special quality of this cinnamon roll.
The Honey Butter Triple Nuts has the best combination of honey and nuts.
Ceylon Cinnamon Cookies
Rice powder and wheat are blended in the Ceylon Cinnamon Cookies’ (¥390 for 7 pieces) batter. These ingredients make the cookies crumbly and allow them to melt in your mouth easily. Eggs aren’t used for the batter so that customers can better enjoy the cookies’ cinnamon scent. They make great souvenirs to give to your family and friends at home.
The Plain Cinnamon Roll is best enjoyed after heating in a toaster.
The Plain Cinnamon Roll (¥390) is a classic favorite in this shop and is made from locally produced wheat, soy milk, cane sugar, honey, and natural yeast. The soy milk combines well with the cinnamon and makes the rolls’ batter moist and tender.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Yokohama Walker™ (22 January 2018)