McDonald’s Japan adding sweet red bean pies to menu for a limited time



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Apple Pies? Nah, son. McDonald’s Japan is introducing Anko Pies for the fall season. Anko, also known as sweet red beans, is a popular base filling for snacks and sweets throughout Asia. Combining a rich sweetness with a subtle saltiness, it’s definitely a noticeable difference from a standard fruit pie.

The Anko Pies are available starting Oct. 1 at participating McDonald’s Japan locations for 124 yen ($1.10 US). The pies will only be available for a limited time through November. Though two months should be plenty of time to get your fill for the year, right?





BLVD Creamery’s Asian Spumoni Ice Cream has red bean, green tea & black Sssame flavors with cinnamon wonton strips







Its name means foam. It’s made with three layers of cherry, pistachio, and chocolate ice cream. It’s also generally considered Italian, except at the BLVD Creamery at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas, where, believe it or not, the spumoni ice cream is 100% Asian.

Furnished with red beans, green tea powder, toasted black sesame seeds and sesame seed paste, and toasted cinnamon sugar wonton strips, the BLVD’s Asian Spumoni ice cream trades the traditional Italian red, green, and brown creams for three of their most iconic Asian counterparts. The brainchild of our very own Geoff Kutnick and friend Eunice Kim, the specialty Foodbeast flavor is available at BLVD through September.