Mr Sato goes head-to-head with a giant cream soda parfait in a Tokyo cafe

Originally published on Sora News by Oona McGee

Enormous dessert’s clown-like face belies the monstrosity that lies within. 

Our food-loving Japanese-language reporter Mr Sato has eaten his way through his fair share of giant desserts in Japan, but none has frightened him more than the Cream Soda Parfait at Kissaten OB.

In Japan, “kissaten” are old-fashioned coffee houses offering retro meals and ambience, with dark wood features and jazz music transporting customers back to their Showa era (1926-89) heyday, when the country was quickly becoming more international.

Kissaten OB has all that in spades, but what drew Mr Sato to the retro coffeehouse was their special cream soda

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