Food & drink
Pastizzi in Japan?! This Yokohama joint is selling some quintessentially Maltese treats
Would you try Japanese pastizzi?

Benjamin Abela

As small as our islands might be, traditional Maltese food can’t seem to stop growing in popularity.

We’ve seen our fair share of pastizzerias opening up all around the world in past years – from a McSims in Wales to The Original Maltese Pastizzi Co. in Australia – having said that, the location of the latest international pastizzi shop still managed to catch us off-guard…

Believe it or not, Yokohama, that is, Japan’s second largest city, is now home to its very own pastizzeria!

Operating right out of a cute brown-and-white van, ‘Shibuya Arrowin’ is offering Japanese locals a taste of some of Malta’s best treats.

This quaint spot is proudly selling two types of pastizzi (ricotta and spicy beans), ftajjar, Cisk, and even Kinnie – it can’t really get more Maltese than this.

The ricotta pastizzi are being sold for €1.67 a piece, whilst the spicy bean pastizzi are going at €1.82 a piece. You can get your hands on a Maltese cheese ftira for €7.27.

Photos of the shop’s delicacies show that the Japanese versions of these delectable treats look pretty similar to their Maltese counterparts.

Would you try Japanese pastizzi?

Main images: Malta Glass Japan マルタガラスジャパン / Facebook

30th May 2022


Benjamin  Abela
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Benjamin Abela
Benjamin is a Writer at Content House Group. With his background in journalism, marketing, and the arts, Benjamin enjoys finding the human aspect to any story he gets a hold of. When he's not too busy writing his next article, you could probably find him playing with his cats or performing on a stage.

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