Thursday, September 20, 2018


Sunday, Satoshi wanted to watch his college team play baseball.

So, while he did that, I went gallavanting around the Omotesando area.

I started off at Dominique Ansel Bakery.

This bakery is known for the cronut (croissant doughnut).

Apparently there are monthly flavors and this month happened to be grape with shiso (perilla).

I wasn't too interested in that, so I ordered the DKA (Dominique's Kouign Amann).

This was served so good.

Flaky and buttery.

My only peeve with this shop was that they do not ask you to find a seat before ordering, so there were people with their sweets, standing so close to me in essence "pressuring" me to finish my food stat!

I'll be back, hopefully when it isn't too crowded.

After leaving the shop, I took my first walk down Takeshita Street in Harajuku...

Talk about sensory overload!

Everything is about rainbows these days.

Not sure we should be eating all that food coloring though...

Then I went walking around an area called Cat Street and had an iced coffee at The Roastery.

This wasn't a good cup...I think it was because the server brewed the cup of coffee first then tried to get it cold by swirling it in some ice...

Not sure I'll be back here...

After the game, Satoshi and I met up and we had lunch at Tokyo Rice.

This shop specializes in Kids Meals for Adults.

In Japanese, Kids Meals are called O-kosama Lunch.

They have 3 types here...buggy which is a hamburger meal, veggy which is a salad meal, and ebi which is a shrimp meal.

Satoshi went with the buggy while I went with the veggy (photo above this one).

I enjoyed my meal while Satoshi felt his was too only during lunch time so be prepared.

After lunch we went to the Nezu Museum.

I must say, that the garden area is a little more impressive than the exhibits itself.

We'll be back when the leaves change color.

The warm weather is back, still there was lots of walking and eating.

Dominique Ansel Bakery (UPDATE: 2/2019 no longer in business)
5-7-14 Jingumae
Shibuya, Tokyo
Phone: 03.3486.1329
Hours: 10:00-19:00

The Roastery
5-17-13 Jingumae
Shibuya, Tokyo
Phone: 03.6450.5755
Hours: 10:00-22:00

Tokyo Rice
5-9-8 Minami Aoyama, 2F
Minato, Tokyo
Phone: 03.6427.4548
Hours: 11:30-21:00

Nezu Museum
6-5-1 Minami Aoyama
Minato, Tokyo
Phone: 03.3400.2536
Hours: 10:00-17:00
Closed Mondays


Anonymous said...

your salad looks really good. I was thinking that American kids wouldn't eat this (hence the obesity). And thanks for the review of Nezu Museum....interesting. I've been wanting to go there but I guess the time to go is when they have special shows. much was the kouign amann? La Tour's is about $4 and Kona Bakery in Waikiki averages $6. Little more or less depending on the flavors. Really good, though.

jalna said...

That rainbow cotton candy is so pretty! My blog post for tomorrow is about La Tour's Kouign Amann. What a coincidence.

Barbara said...

Have you been to Maisen in Omotesando? Delicious tonkatsu in an old bath house building.

K and S said...

V, the Kouign Amann was 550 yen...I hope to try the Kona Bakery's next time I'm home.

Jalna, cool!

no but I have it bookmarked Barbara :)

Take care everyone.

K said...

The Dominique Ansel treats always look so fun!

KirkK said...

That salad looks nice; though too bad about Satoshi's meal. Interesting theme for a restaurant.

Rowena said...

some people go for a Sunday drive, but over there it makes sense to go for a Sunday walk!

K and S said...

they really do K!

different indeed Kirk!

it really does Rowena, when everyone is out for a drive in Japan, it usually means they are all sitting in traffic.

Take care everyone.