Thursday, October 17, 2019


The place that I go for rehab is closed on Thursdays (I'm getting my shoulder treated), so I try to go galavanting on these days.

This week, I went to Gotanda, which is at one end of our train line.

I first bought some baked goods from Sugi-no-ki which we'll try tomorrow for breakfast.

As I was waiting at the traffic light to make my way to Les Cacaos, I noticed a woman standing close by with several large paper shopping bags filled with boxes.

On the boxes said 7025 Franklin Avenue...which reminded me that I had bookmarked that I stopped in for lunch.

This shop is "fancy" but they serve burgers and was fun watching the guys in the kitchen "do their thing".

Cutting sandwich towers with precision.

Another frying up burgers on the griddle.

Towers of paper boxes for take out orders.

The delivery staff running in and out.

The shop was only open half an hour and they were doing steady business with their take out orders.

I ordered the 1/4 pound chili cheese burger.

The bun was toasted, cheese oozy and the chili could have been spicier.

I enjoyed this and look forward to coming back to try other items on their menu.

After lunch, I went across to Les Cacaos, a chocolate shop.

The chocolatier/owner worked under Pierre Marcolini.

I purchased the fig orange chocolate cake, pistachio cherry cake, speculoos cookie and dark chocolate cookie.

The cookies are thick and crisp.

The cakes are moist.

Everything was delicious.

I look forward to going back to try their cakes from their showcase.

The weather has been grey, cold, drizzly.

I hope the weather is sunny where you are.

7025 Frankline Avenue
3-15-18 Higashi Gotanda
Shinagawa, Tokyo
Phone: 03.3441.5028
Closed Tuesdays
Hours: Mondays 11:00-15:00, Wednesdays-Saturdays 11:00-21:00, Sundays 11:00-18:00

Les Cacaos
2-19-2 Higashi Gotanda
Shinagawa, Tokyo
Phone: 03.6450.2493
Closed Tuesdays
Hours: 11:00-19:00


Anonymous said...

your shoulder now? Haw your knee has improved?

Not judging but wasn't plan A to eat less sugar when you returned to Tokyo? LOL

K and S said...

lol yeah it was V, but after seeing how much weight Satoshi lost, I got jealous and started stress knee has its bad days, but at least it is better than before. My shoulder actually hurt before but I thought the pain would go away so when I came back from Hawaii, I told the rehab doctor about it...

Take care!

Anonymous said...

Hope your shoulder feels better. I went to physical therapy for my frozen shoulder and it helped a lot, but I haven’t been good about continuing the exercises on my own. 😬 ~@kabocha808

K and S said...

I hope your shoulder feels better too Kabocha808!

Take care!

KirkK said...

Hope your shoulder is improving Kat!

K and S said...

Thanks Kirk, I'm sure it will take some time, but I'm hopeful :)

Take care!