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Movie Pairing: Hotel Transylvania (Hulu)
“There’s nothing revolutionary about this animated flick - the plot’s pretty predictable, the humor, a bit one-note, and within the first ten minutes, you’ll realize that Adam Sandler’s Count Dracula is just a toned-down version of Opera Man. But what Hotel Transylvania lacks in ingenuity, it more than makes up for in pleasantry - delightful and charming in the most mild of ways, watching it is like taking a dose of CBD straight to the face. Both the movie (and the CBD) actually pair really nicely with Fugetsu-Do’s mochi. Don’t get me wrong, unlike the movie, the treats at this old-school Little Tokyo confectionery are far from mediocre - soft, supple, and stuffed with fillings like fresh strawberries and chocolate ganache, they’re a perfect, pleasant snack for when everything else in the world is… well, not that.” - KH
If you’re overwhelmed by the persistent feeling that nothing matters and a healthy dose of “hope is a genetic defect,” then maybe it’s time to put down the Medium article and pick up some dessert. And Fugetsu-Do, a very sweet Japanese confectionary in Little Tokyo seems like the right place to start. They sell everything from house-made manju (traditional mochi filled with adzuki, or red bean paste) to mochi made with chocolate ganache - which is, in short, the perfect salve for all of that ultimately boring nihilism. Available for pick-up in-store, or visit their website to place an order.