This takeaway doughnut stall has taken over the now closed Starbucks counter underneath Nakameguro Station’s train tracks. Run by Amam Dacotan, a popular bakery from Fukuoka, the shop offers eight types of nama, or fresh doughnuts known for their chewy, melt-in-the-mouth texture.
All the doughnuts are made using trans-fat-free shortening and an original blend of Japanese flour. You can choose from two types of doughnuts, either brioche-based or a more cake-like confectionery dough. Doughnuts start at just ¥205 each, with popular flavours including plain doughnuts, framboise doughnuts filled with raspberry cream cheese and lemon glaze with pistachios. The most unorthodox of them all is the prosciutto doughnut made with chopped olives in the dough and served with a slide of Parma prosciutto.
If you’re hoping to try out these tasty treats, best get there early. The shop has already garnered massive queues that snake down the road with eager folks trying to get their hands on these speciality doughnuts. Service ends as soon as the doughnuts sell out, so you’ll have to be quick.