The JapanCulture•NYC Holiday Gift Guide – Part III

Here’s a sweet and savory idea for the foodies on your gift list. For this list, we’re focusing on holiday items from Sunrise Mart.

Let them eat cake!

Christmas cakes, to be more specific.

Panya Bakery and Café Japan in Japan Village at Industry City in Brooklyn are taking preorders for their gorgeous and festive Christmas-themed cakes. Limited quantities will be available for in-person purchase at both locations beginning Monday, December 21.

Take a look at this mouth-watering list of cakes!


🍓 Strawberry Shortcake — $31 (8”)   $28 (6”)

🌰 Chestnut Cream Cake — $30 (6”)

🍵 Green Tea Tiramisu — $25 (6”)

🍫 Raspberry Chocolate — $28

🎂 Buche de Noel — $31

How to Preorder

In person at Café Japon at Japan Village – 934 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232


Preorders close on December 19

Holiday Gift Boxes! 🎁

For a limited time, all Sunrise Mart locations are stocked with a variety of gift items. From beautifully packaged cookies to artisanal rice crackers, they’re a delicious, last-minute gift item!

For the New Year

Christmas cakes and cookies are a tasty way to celebrate the holidays, but New Year’s Day is the most important holiday to the Japanese. Osechi Ryori, or traditional New Year’s Day cuisine, is key.

Osechi will be available to pick up from Tuesday, December 29 through Thursday, December 31. You can make your reservation now at all Sunrise Mart locations and online at

Sunrise Mart’s Osechi Menu

Broiled Spanish Mackerel in Citrus Soy Sauce

Boiled Shrimp in Sweet Dashi Sauce

Marinated Octopus in Sweet Vinegar

Roast Pork

Fried Chicken

Washugyu Beef in Sweet Soy Sauce

Red and White Fish Cake

Year-Crossing Noodles

Sunrise Mart’s handmade Toshikoshi Soba for crossing over to the New Year will be available at Gohei in Japan Village the last week of December.

Kagami Mochi

The traditional New Year decoration of kagami mochi is also available at all Sunrise Mart locations. Make sure to pick up a few different styles to add a touch of kawaii to your gift giving!

New Year’s Raffle Day

Sunrise Mart is keeping its New Year’s Raffle Day tradition alive! From Friday, January 1 through Sunday, January 3 at each Sunrise Mart location, everyone is a winner! Simply show a receipt of purchase for every $10 spent, and you’ll be entered into the raffle for a chance to win amazing prizes such as Japanese candy, premium produce, kitchen tools and appliances, and more! You can keep your prizes to yourself, or use them as late Christmas gifts for others!

Support Local Japanese Restaurants!

Buy gift cards from your favorite Japanese restaurants during this holiday season! They make great presents for your foodie friends and will help the restaurants survive during the ongoing pandemic.