2151 Lemoine Ave, Fort Lee, NJ
As I alluded to in a previous post about Parisienne, Japanese-style bakeries are quite popular in Northern NJ. I’m particularly fond of Sunmerry’s, which is a Japanese chain that has a number of locations in the US. As far as I can tell, its only NY Metro branch is in Fort Lee.
The Japanese bakery style originated from French baking methods, and you do see things made at places like Sunmerry’s and Parisienne such as traditional baguette and pan loaf, but for the most part, the products have evolved to something considerably different. I particularly like to go to Sunmerry’s for their unique pastries, which to the average Westerner would seem bizarre because of their unique flavor and condiment combinations (which are actually quite good). For example, a popular item is a pizza square with corn and mayonnaise on top. I’m also fond of the sweet doughnuts they make that are filled with Japanese vegetable curry (which my wife is revolted by).
Storefront on Lemoine Ave in Fort Lee.
At Sunmerry’s, everything is self serve. Grab a pair of metal tongs and put a few pastries on your tray, then head to the cashier.
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These are filled with potato and tuna fish.
Potato with Onions and Salad Dressing.
French-style pan bread. French loaves and baguettes are also available.
These are rolls with soba noodles and salad on them.
These are soft pastry rolls with hot dogs and ketchup. One of my favorites.
These are buns with chocolate on the top, filled with a thick, eggy custard.