Once, a long time ago, I watched a Japanese TV program that was waxing nostalgic about Japanese summer treats. One of the things they mentioned was Monaka. If I remember correctly, the program was not really talking about the Monaka pictured above, but rather something that was made at a store, or a shop that served it through a tiny window. I had long since moved away from Japan when I saw it, but the program images and nostalgic tone stuck with me.
Today, I had the chance to buy one at J-Town.
This might be an inferior mass produced item. However, it had three things going for it. It was delicious (waffle, chocolate, and thick, cold ice cream–yummy), ticked off the boxes for nostalgia, and I had the chance to share it with someone. It is easy to see why it is Today’s Perfect Moment.