Thursday, December 02, 2021


These days whenever Satoshi has plans to eat out for dinner, I usually go holo-holo (galavanting) during the day for some "me time".

Tuesday, I went to Takanawa to check out some places I've had on my list for awhile.

I stumbled upon this interesting building and found out it was the Takanawa Fire Station.

And they even have a cool vintage fire engine...which they were showing to some school children.
A couple doors down is Boulangerie Seiji Asakura...I purchased their baguette, a half baguette filled with ratatouille and a yuzu chocolate bread.

The yuzu chocolate bread was stuffed with chocolate but was too sweet for my liking.

I really enjoyed the ratatouille baguette and look forward to having the plain baguette with wine.

Another place on my list was A cote patisserie because the shop was on the top 100 Tokyo sweets list of Tabelog and relatively near Boulangerie Seiji Asakura...bummer the owner was such a grouch.

Dunno if it has to do with the pandemic but I couldn't believe he has this note on his door which says, "if you aren't going to purchase anything, don't come in"...WT?! 

Since I wanted to see what he was selling, I figured I had to buy something so I purchased this teeny expensive bag of cookies (4 cookies in a bag) for 850 yen (tax included)

Not even a “thank you” when I bought them either...

Afterwards, I looked at all the comments on Tabelog, some were nice, most were not…oh well all the best to him, I won’t be back.

Meiji Gakuin University pretty!
Platinum Don Quijote...not sure what makes them different from the other Don Quijote shops we have in Japan, but they did have a grocery area...(V mentioned afterwards that this store also sells high end products)

I know the red maple leaves get most of the attention during the Fall, but I really like how the yellow ginkgo leaves stand out against the blue sky.

This huge ginkgo in front of the Tokyo Garden Museum...beautiful!
A friend shared his photo on IG and the food looked delicious....I don't think I've ever had Texas barbecue, so I was interested in checking them out.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Texas Beef Brisket Burnt tender and meaty.

It comes with two sides...I chose mac & cheese and cole slaw.

The mac & cheese was gloopy and the cole slaw over dressed…bummer!

So expensive (2080 yen tax included) but the meat was so ono! was nice to get out and about to see an area that I had never been to and I was happy to be able to check out some places on my “to try” list.

Boulangerie Seiji Asakura
2-6-20 Takanawa
Minato, Tokyo
Phone: 03.3446.4619
Closed Saturdays
Hours: 9:00-17:30

Dickey's Barbecue Pit
2-17-4 Kamiosaki
Shinagawa, Tokyo
Phone: 03.6417.9866
Open daily 10:00-22:00


jalna said...

Maybe it's time for that grouchy baker to retire, no? I love that vintage firetruck!

K and S said...

Jalna, maybe yeah?!

Take care.

KirkK said...

Man, what the heck happened to that guy to be that way Kat????

K and S said...

dunno Kirk but sad yeah?!

Take care!