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[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

At Kyotofu, miniature cupcakes are sold in ribbon-wrapped quartets. They're bite-sized versions of their regular cupcakes, ideal for those who want a taste of everything. From left, we start with the Matcha cupcake, a Kyotofu classic, the green tea in full force with the dense, even-crumbed cake. Yuzu-Vanilla is to the right, with yuzu providing a tart bite against the subtle vanilla. The Chocolate Soufflé cupcake borders on fudgy; it's decidedly dark with a crunchy top. And finally, the Apple-Cinnamon is a seasonal number dotted with fresh apple bites with a buttery ring of crumble at the edges.

They're somewhere closer to muffins than cupcakes, not too sweet, more on the quick bread side (not cake-like at all), and free of frosting. But whatever you decide to call it, I can confirm it's delicious.

Kyotofu

705 9th Avenue, New York NY 10036 (map)
212-974-6012
kyotofu-nyc.com

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.

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