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A Berry Sweet Season

5 (Tue) Jan – 14 (Sun) Feb 2021
@ Harbour City, Times Square, ifc mall and New Town Plaza stores

Enjoy our picks of the best strawberry varieties in this “berry” sweet season. A wide variety of strawberries, delivered directly from premium farms in Japan, are now available at city’super! We specially recommend strawberries which are sourced by our buyers stationed in Japan. Though we may not be able to travel abroad to Japan or other locations, we can still enjoy the sweetest, rarest strawberries in Hong Kong.

A Berry Sweet Season: Direct From Farm Strawberries

city'super has been a pioneer in importing fresh fruits and vegetables from Japan since it was established in December 1996. With over 24 years of experience, we have our specialists stationed in Japan for quality inspection and direct communication with the farmers. Our strawberries are sourced and delivered directly from reliable farms in Japan, selected by city'super buyers to ensure each one is the freshest and of the best quality.

Don’t miss these direct from farm strawberries:

Japanese Amaou Strawberry (DX Grade)
Hailing from Fukuoka prefecture and known as the “King of Sweet Strawberries”, the Amaou Strawberry has a sweetness level of over 11 degrees with a hint of tartness. “DX” is a premium grade and the strawberries are of a beautiful teardrop shape.

Japanese Saga Snow Rabbit White Strawberry
From Ide Farm in Saga prefecture in Japan, the Snow Rabbit strawberry is a very rare variety that is only cultivated by five farms in Japan. This variety has a unique white colour with a very mild sourness, rich sweetness and a peach-like scent.

Japanese Saga Ide Farm Ohkimi Strawberry
Directly from Ide Farm in Saga prefecture in Japan, this strawberry has a bright red appearance and the fruit is big, red, shiny and very sweet.

Japanese Fukuoka Ise Farm Amaou Strawberry (No Chemical Pesticide)
Ise Farm in Fukuoka, Japan cultivates insects and microbes to replace agricultural chemicals, which eliminates harmful insects or pathogens while growing tasty strawberries. Special attention and care are needed to grow this variety of strawberries, hence this precious fruit is only grown in small batches.

Japanese Saga Ide Farm Tenshinomi Strawberry
Japan Saga Ide Farm’s exclusive variety: Tenshinomi. It is a premium, large white strawberry that has a sweetness reminiscent of tropical fruits.

Your Guide to Red Strawberries

It’s strawberry season, and who doesn’t want to get first dibs on the freshest, sweetest strawberries? city'super has sourced a range of strawberries directly from some of the best farms in the world, including the delicious red strawberries from our Japanese farm partners. Here are six rare varieties you don’t want to miss:

Japanese Fukuoka Ise Farm Amaou Strawberry (No Chemical Pesticide)
Cultivated naturally by Ise Farm in Fukuoka, Japan without any use of agricultural chemicals.

Japanese Yamashita Farm Amaou Strawberry

From a long-time partner farm of city'super, this is the farm’s debut strawberry variety and is sold exclusively at city'super.

Japanese Yotsuboshi Strawberry
This cone-shaped fruit has shiny, bright red flesh that has moderate firmness and is balanced in sweetness and acidity. Suitable for making desserts.

Japanese Oita Berryz Strawberry
A new variety of strawberry from Oita prefecture in Japan that only entered the market in 2017. Known for its vivid red appearance and high sweetness level of 12 degrees that is beyond just fruit.

Japanese Saga Ide Farm Ohkimi Strawberry
Directly from Ide Farm in Saga prefecture in Japan, this strawberry has a bright red appearance and the fruit is big, shiny, very sweet and firm in texture.

Japanese Amaou Strawberry (DX Grade)
Hailing from Fukuoka prefecture and known as the “King of Sweet Strawberries”, the Amaou Strawberry has a beautiful teardrop shape and are large and sweet.

Your Guide to White Strawberries

White strawberry is a big hit in recent years, thanks to its unique appearance and irresistible sweetness. city'super is delighted to bring strawberry fanatics four premium varieties that should be on your shopping list!

Japanese Saga Ide Farm Tenshinomi Strawberry
Japan Saga Ide Farm’s exclusive variety: Tenshinomi. It is a premium, large white strawberry that has a sweetness reminiscent of tropical fruits.

Japanese Awayuki Strawberry
A popular Japanese variety with a beautiful light cherry blossom shade and a delicate sweetness. Its rich aroma is irresistible.

Japanese Saga Snow Rabbit White Strawberry
From Ide Farm in Saga prefecture in Japan, the Snow Rabbit strawberry is a very rare variety that is only cultivated by five farms in Japan. It has a mild tartness and a rich sweetness.

Japanese Premium Pearl White Strawberry
With a pearl-like appearance, its pure white flesh has mild acidity. Sweet and refreshing.

The Perfect Strawberry and Wine Pairings

Good fruit and wine pairing can bring about an abundance of sweet surprises. Why not try the below two perfect pairings and experience strawberries and wines like never before?

Spanish Strawberry
With an eye-catching red colour and juicy, sweet flesh, this strawberry is very fragrant and perfect for making desserts.
Wine Recommendation: Santa Margherita Prosecco Rosé NV
With faint golden highlights and fine bubbles, and notes of honey and citrus fruits. Well-balanced on the palate, with good weight and tanginess; elegant, ripe fruit on the finish.

Japanese Amaou Strawberry (DX Grade)
Hailing from Fukuoka prefecture and known as the “King of Sweet Strawberries”, the Amaou Strawberry has a beautiful teardrop shape and are large and sweet.
Wine Recommendation: Champagne Philippe Gonet Roy Soleil Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut NV
Made from Grand Crus LeMesnil grapes with a nose of elegant candied fruits, citrus and gingerbread. With fine bubbles and flavours of matured citrus and minerals on the palate. Refreshing with a lingering finish.

Seasonal Special: 4 Must-try Strawberry Desserts

It is the best time for strawberries as ruby-coloured gems are in season! city’super’s sweets house Cha Cha counter has launched an array of toothsome strawberry-themed desserts, all of which are made with premium ingredients and look as great as they taste! Don’t miss out on these limited-edition seasonal items!

Softcream with Fresh Strawberry
Hokkaido milk soft cream topped with fresh strawberry pieces and strawberry sauce for added texture.

Strawberry Cream Puff
Fresh strawberries paired with homemade custard cream and handmade puff. A sweet surprise in every bite.

Strawberry Custard Puff
Freshly house-made puffs are filled with strawberry custard. Irresistible!

Strawberry Custard with Chocolate Oobanyaki
Oobanyaki made with Japanese flour is filled with strawberry custard and melted chocolate. Crunchy on the outside and has a soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture on the inside. A truly memorable dessert.

 

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