Part I - Century Southern Tower, some Shinjuku area
Part II - Food in Tokyo
Part III - Jiyugaoka, Musashi-Kosugi
I wanted to head to Kappabashi for kitchen and baking supplies, so decided to drop by Aoyama Flower Market Tea House for an early lunch, since both stops are along the Ginza line.
Reached at noon time and to my surprise, the Tea House was already at full capacity and I had to queue for about 30 mins :(
Ordered a seasonal tea blend.
This is a limited edition Autumn set available only at this Aoyama branch. Thick slices of french bread soaked in egg and milk mixture are pan-fried to a crisp then topped with a caramel and rum syrup, cooked pear and chestnut, whipped cream, icing sugar, edible flowers, feuilletine flakes and vanilla ice-cream. The french toast was creamy and moist inside and crispy and fragrant outside, it was an explosion of flavours with each bite. Sinful but oh-so-yummy! Finally I had my cravings satisfied.
This lovely pink rose in bloom, soooooo sweet. Love the miniature glass vases as well.
The chrysanthemum looked so beautiful.
I was seriously thinking of buying one of the glass vases, either the square or cylindrical one. But changed my mind as it's fragile and hard to transport.
Next stop, Kappabashi for kitchen and baking supplies. This time I took a different exit from the train station (Tawaramachi) and explored the area with a different route.
Delighted to see many interesting kappa statues/figurines. Kappa is a Japanese folklore mythical creature, adopted as the mascot of the area.
New shop discovered, Propack. It's like a supermarket for food supplies, packaging and related products.
Six levels of stuff related to kitchen and baking. Level one is the food section.
Flavorland, a specialty shop selling liquors and flavoring for baking, and a small selection of edible decor/embellishment.
After I was done at Kappabashi, I actually walked all the way to Ueno station, not very far, just 2km :) Took the Yamanote line to Harajuku.
Remember Tamagotchi? Used to be so popular more than 10 years ago.
Many crepes stores here. I think crepes is made popular at Harajuku? It's like a must-eat street food for everyone who visits.
Was very tempted to eat some potato chips, but something else caught my attention.
As I was rushing back to the hotel to meet the hb for dinner, didn't manage to try other snacks, next time must eat a crepe and the Calbee potato chips!
End of post. Stay tuned for the next post on Kichijoji.