One of the many small pleasures of travel in Asia is a visit to Mister Donut. If you've only ever been to a Mister Donut in America (small chance, since they were bought by Dunkin' in 1990, you have no idea what a treat is in store for you. For starters, there's the mascot, Pon de Lion:
Yes, that is a bald little lion wearing a donut as a mane! Not just any old Homer Simpson donut though, this is the elegant treat known as Pon de ring. Pon de ring donuts are made of 8 bite-sized morsels and make donut eating much more fun. Here's a green tea pon de ring:
And here's Pon de Lion again, peeling an orange and standing up on his desk to roar!
The donut selection here is amazing, including just about every flavor you could want:
They even come in awesome little boxes, with English text that always cheers me up:
Even "regular" donuts are extra-special at a Mister Donut, though. Check out this green tea "old fashioned" donut with just a partial dip in chocoloate:
By the way, the donuts display at Mister Donut not only indicates price and calories, but also a "sweetness level" for those who don't like their snacks too sweet. For you sweetness avoiders, they offer the rice donut, with more of a "salty" flavor. If you've fallen in love with the old fashioned donut, don't forget to pick up your souvenir charms!
Actually, a lot of great charms are available at Mister Donut. Is this the best donut store ever or what?
And there's more cuteness! Here is Pon de Lion with his new friend, French Wooler (apparently a play on "french cruller")
...and all their friends!
Have you visited a Mister Donut shop? What's your favorite memory?