Must watch | Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman

No Spoilers!

This Netflix Original Japanese show is so outrageous that I can’t afford to not recommend it to you. If you’re someone who has a zeal for food particularly sweets, this superb series should be right up your alley. As much as it’s whimsical, it’s quite an informative comedy. It’s an adaptation of the popular manga series Saboriman Ametani Kantarou with an entertaining story that is fictional, but the featured desserts and shops are real which can be found in the big city of Tokyo.

Let me share a few things that totally made me dig this show.

  • I’ve learned to appreciate every little thing that goes into the making of something that gratifies one’s sweets craving.


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A close look of measured nata de coco mixed into a bowl of sweet heaven!


I didn’t give a damn about how sweet treats are carefully made until now. All I ever did was to heartily finish them.

  • New sweets have been introduced to me!

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Recently added to my to-eat list are toothsome desserts that I’ve first seen on the show. Looks like someone’s going to embark on a “sweetscapade” this year! Care to join me?

  • I’ve picked up a few things that might help me in the kitchen.


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So this is how you properly prepare your fresh melon snack.


As someone who’s burning with curiosity, it’s great to know how things are done. For example, how to peel and cut a melon in a satisfactory way, how to make your pancake fluffy, and so on.

  • It has shown me the sweet side of Tokyo.

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Tokyo has a fascinating collection of desserts that a tourist or even a local should try. Every dessert has a great story to tell that deserves to be heard.

  • Lustly, I mean lastly 😀 , it has made me laugh like crazy a dozen times.

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I’ve never boisterously laughed more than once at a foodie show like this before. Not that I’m hard to please, but this one has a bizarre way to tickle me. I’d like to think that it has the Japanese brand of humor. You may cringe at some point but will definitely crack up. For what it’s worth, Matsuya Onoe who played Kantaro in this Japanese gourmet TV show isn’t just a handsome actor but a fine one.


All images are my screenshots.

What do you think of the last image?



15 Comments on “Must watch | Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman

  1. Haha this is hilarious! I would definitely check this one out. Thanks for sharing. The way you sold this is brilliantly convincing.


  2. I’m glad you like it, this is a good show. It goes beyond the food, it’s also about ambiguous relations with his colleagues and his own attitude toward work and… temptation. Some of the desserts are mouth-watering. Special mention for his amazing mom (and how he reacts toward her…). In the same style there’s the adorable characters of 野武士のグルメ (Samurai Gourmet), though my favourite is without a doubt the nightlife-oriented 深夜食堂 (Midnight Dinner), that makes me very nostalgic of Japan by night.


  3. I saw this on Netflix, didn’t care for it as much as *Wakako-zake* or *Samurai Gourmet*… Mostly because it was pretty repetitive without much in the way of a story.


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