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Japans’s popular cat-shaped cake gets miniature feline bites with 'Chibineko Cheesecake'

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By grape Japan

Heart Bread Antique Bakery's cat-shaped Neko Neko Shokupan (neko being the word for “cat” in Japanese, and shokupan being the word for fluffy, white bread) has become a hit in Japan, with branches opening up in Tokyo and Kyoto, and even watermelon cat bread being served up.

Recently, the bakery opened up a new sister shop that specializes in "Neko Neko Cheesecake" that makes use of "king of cheeses" Brie de Meaux and a home-made sweet and sour apricot jam for a feline-shaped cheesecake. The popular cheesecake will be a miniature kitty companion with bite-sized cheesecakes called the "Chibineko Cheesecake."

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The chibi version of the cat-shaped cake comes in strawberry, blueberry, mango, and kiwi jam flavors, along with the usual Brie de Meaux cheese baked into each tiny cake.

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The Chibineko Cheesecakes are available at "Nekoneko Cheesecake", "Tokyo Nekoneko", "Kyoto Nekoneko", and "Nekoneko Factory" stores nationwide, priced at 1,100 yen for a pack of four.

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