With Love,: That comma is part of the name and it is so bothersome. But it's forgiven because it's a delightful little shop. The menu is essentially soft serve and taiyaki, both of which are done beautifully: the soft serve is delicious (what magic makes the "milk" flavor taste like milk ... but better?) and the taiyaki are crispy outside, soft inside, as they should be. If you get a filled one, it won't have as much filling as you expect. But you realize that's a good thing, it keeps the elements balanced. (San Gabriel)
JJ Bakery Cafe: The little four-bite cheesecake pictured above is just everything you want from a dessert. (Unless you're still hungry; it is pretty light.) This JJ location is pretty big: it's almost overwhelming as you wander with your tongs and tray. But that means there's something for everyone, including anyone who wants something savory. The cheese mochi bun and satay pork song bun are among my favorite options. (Temple City)
Jomi Cake: This bakery within a bakery (I guess the owners are leasing counter space) is famous for its mille crepe cakes, and they are pretty good. But the little guys pictured above, sort of a pudding in a sweet mochi bowl, are the business. If you haven't had one before, get ready to have your socks knocked clean off. (Arcadia)
Editor's note: I consider myself a journalist, not an influencer, so I do not accept free food and I do not tell restaurants who I am.
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