Here in the states, Krispy Kreme celebrated their 81st birthday by giving away a box of donuts for $1 and throwing confetti into their Original Glaze.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Krispy Kreme Japan is celebrating something else — the diversity of Asian desserts, according to Sora News.
As a way to taste the different decadent offerings across Asia, Krispy Kreme released a limited menu called Tasty Asian Sweets.
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This menu offers items inspired by the desserts of countries like Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Here’s a look at what treats are being highlighted.
Hong Kong Almond Tofu
Inspired by the Japanese dessert “Almond Tofu,” this donut is filled with a milky cream that’s similar in texture to the bean curd. The donut is glazed in white chocolate and topped with tiny flecks of gold powder and pieces of dried goji berries.
Thai Mango Cheesecake
Mango flavored Cheesecake is a pretty well-known dessert in Thailand, so this donut encompasses all those elements. Stuffed with a cheesecake-flavored cream, the breakfast pastry is coated with a frosting made from pureed Alphonso Mango.
One of Vietnam’s most traditional dessert drinks Che is a blend of diced fruits, jellies, and beans. This donut is topped with a lychee and strawberry glaze and garnished with chunks of dragonfruit and mango pieces.
Taiwan Pineapple Cake
The Feng Li Su（凤梨酥）Pineapple Cake is a popular pastry in Taiwan and this Taiwan Pineapple Cake doughnut draws heavily from just that. The dough is made with powdered cream cheese and pineapple sauce.
Alongside these dessert offerings, Krispy Kreme is also serving up a donut that’s on the more savory side.
Thai Spicy Green Curry
Don’t order this donut expecting something sweet. The Thai Spicy Green Curry donut falls more on the savory side. Stuffed with a chicken and eggplant filling that’s combined with coconut milk and fish sauce, the donut is a hot and spicy pastry more in line with a curry sandwich.
All of the donuts are available now at Krispy Kreme locations in Japan through September.