Numazu Port, in central Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture, was more famous for its seafood dishes and arresting views of Suruga Bay, but ever since photos of a visually striking blue pudding became popular online the port town has become known for its gourmet desserts as well.
Japan is famous for its striking desserts, do you remember the transparent water cake?
The Numazu Deep Sea Pudding Factory (Numazu Shinkai Purin Kōbō), opened its doors in July of 2018 and managed to make a great first impression with the help of an inspired selection of gourmet sweets, that included puddings, ice cream and uniquely-flavored soda. Right from the start, the owners set out to create a product that captured the essence of Numazu, and the adjacent Suruga Bay proved to be the perfect inspiration. Famous for hosting the deepest ocean pits around Japan, Suruga Bay was perfectly represented by a whimsical blue dessert named, not for a coincidence, Deep Sea Pudding.
It consists of a creamy no-bake pudding representing the ocean bottom, topped with a bright blue layer of ramune soda flavored jelly in the image of the deep blue sea.
Looking at this bright blue treat, it’s easy to see why people started posting photos of it on social media soon after Numazu Deep Sea Pudding Factory opened, two years ago. They’ve been doing the rounds online ever since, and last summer, it was rumored that the pudding specialty shop was selling up to 2,500 jars of Deep Sea Pudding a day.
While the success of its dessert put Numazu Deep Sea Pudding Factory on the map, the gourmet sweets shop also has other stunning looking desserts to impress its customers.
They also have puddings in other flavors including regular, salted caramel and matcha.
In addition, there’s the Asahi (Morning Sun) pudding made with marmalade and blood orange jelly available only before noon, and a special “Deep Sea Day” version of the Deep Sea Pudding containing mango and passion fruit pieces available only on the 8th, 18th, and 28th of each month.
The shop also offers soft serve ice cream in pudding flavor, deep sea flavor, and a combination of the two.
Numazu Deep Sea Pudding Factory / 沼津深海プリン工房
Address: Shizuoka-ken, Numazu-shi, Senbon Minatomachi 97