hogetsu bakery / chula vista, ca


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

7 Responses

  1. leanne says:

    Fresh mochi is so good! I’ve always wanted to visit Hogetsu but we’re so rarely ever in Chula Vista. I forget what the one wrapped in the thin pancake is called, but that’s my favorite.

    • mary says:

      Hi Leanne – The only other time I had it fresh was when I was in LA, and Chula Vista is much closer! I tried to find out the name of that “branded” one but I guess I didn’t use the right search terms. Maybe someone will comment and tell us!

  2. Hi mary – i really like this place. it has been there FOREVER, like since I was in high school (late 80’s). i used to go there with a friend who was half-Japanese. his mom would send him there with me to buy mochi cakes for her parties.

    here’s a link to my post in 2011:

    which also links my first visits in 2010…

  3. the striped one is called “suama”

  4. Kirk says:

    Glad you enjoyed Hogetsu Mary. Hope you enjoy it while you can. The folks there are getting a bit on in years, so I’m not sure how much longer they’ll keep going.

    • mary says:

      Hi Kirk – Yeah, I’ll have to try and come back a few more times. We go to Chula Vista every other week so I hope we can get it a few more times. Hopefully they will run it for a bit longer!

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