Monday, August 13, 2018

foodie saturday

Saturday, it was blazing hot and humid.

Satoshi's been studying for a test, so I decided to get out and about.

I don't know how I found out about the lotus flowers at Shinobazu Pond in Ueno, but I decided to check it out.

Click on the photo to view the video.

The southern area of the pond is called "Lotus Pond" and is filled with lotus plants and flowers.

It was amazing to see.

Since I was near the Ueno Zoo, I stopped in to get cooled off and to try panda stamped anpan from Wholesome Bakery.

Last year, the panda at the Ueno Zoo gave birth, so they've been celebrating with all sorts of panda goods.

The anpan was a brioche bread filled with sweet bean paste.

With an iced coffee, it hit the spot.

Then I headed to Ginza.

I wanted to check out the Hiroshima Antenna Shop, boy! was it hard to find.

I did find it eventually...

It was getting close to lunch time so I popped into Oslo Coffee and ordered their croque monsieur.

The sandwich was oozy and delicious.

Again, it was nice to cool off and take a break.

My last stop was Ginza Six, a relatively new building filled with shops and eateries.

I wanted something sweet so I tried Philippe Conticini's citrus parfait.

Super refreshing with all the different citrus used.

It was fun watching them make the parfait right in front of you too.

It's still brutally hot and humid.

Still, it was nice getting out and about.

Wholesome Bakery
1-57 Ueno Park, 3153 Ueno 1F
Taito, Tokyo
Phone: 03.6806.0430
Hours: 6:00-22:30

Oslo Coffee
5-8 Ginza, inside Ginza Core 1F
Chuo, Tokyo
Phone: 03.3289.2264
Hours: 11:00-22:00, closed when Ginza Core is

Philippe Conticini
6-10-1 Ginza, inside Ginza Six B2F
Chuo, Tokyo
Phone: 03.3289.4011
Hours: 10:30-20:30


Barbara said...

Hi Kat, I hope to check out some of the antenna shops in Ginza the next time I visit Japan. Where was the Hiroshima shop located?

K and S said...

Hi Barbara,
The Hiroshima Antenna shop was located down the street from the Okinawa Antenna shop.
The address is 1-6-10 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, hope you'll be able to find it easily.

Take care.

Cathy Doe said...

That Croque looks really does the parfait. The heat and humidity is so exhausting; good you found a bit of relief.

Rowena said...

so.much.lotus. - just so amazing (while she pouts that you can't even get lotus root at a supermarket here)!

Anonymous said...

do the antenna shops have their names/signs in English?
I thought I heard there was a shop or mall near Ikebukuro Prince that had a whole bunch of different ones too.

K and S said...

Thanks Cathy, the heat & humidity are really exhausting.

It really was an amazing sight Rowena!

not all do have their signs in English, V. I looked online and the only antenna shop in Ikebukuro seems to be the Miyagi/Sendai one.

Take care everyone!

KirkK said...

Very nice Kat! Keep cool!

K and S said...

You keep cool too Kirk!

Take care.