10 must-try savoury food around to Tokyo (Part 1)
1. Hybrid Sweets – Croissant taiyaki Shinjuku
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From New York to London, hybrid sweets are undergoing a boom. Everyone’s favourite sweets are combined to create new flavours and textures. Everyone loves how unique it tastes, with its gorgeous appearance and new flavours.
The first outlet of the taiyaki store that’s making waves. Azuki (red bean) from Hokkaido is used in their specially made in-house filling, and it matches the croissant covering perfectly. The coarse sugar on top adds an extra crunch.
A 24 layer croissant covers the inner filling, and after baking, becomes a crispy shell. Seasonal flavours are also available. Because the products are sold at room temperature, you might want to heat it up before eating it.
Ginnoan . Shinjuku ALTA 1F store 銀のあん 新宿アルタ1F店 ¥210 each
Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 3-24-3
Next to JR Shinjuku East exit
11 am-10 pm
No rest days
2. Pancake Harajuku
The pancake boom continues. From dessert pancakes to a full pancake meal, there are plenty of eye-catching items on the menu. Eat all you can from popular pancakes from overseas to noteworthy pancakes
Special pancake with strawberries and mixed fruit cream. Only served in the main store in Hawaii and Harajuku
Cream and fruits are sandwiched between three pieces of pancakes and made in the shape of the Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii.
MoenaCAFE ¥2158 each
A cafe with its main store in Hawaii. Pancakes made by carefully mixed flour and meticulous frying methods.
4-27-2, Jingumae, Shibuya Ward
5 min walk from exit 5 of Meiji-jingumae ‘Harajuku’ subway station
11 am – 10.30 pm (Sat, Sun & holidays 8am-)
3. Steaks Ginza
Selling by weight, dry-aging that draws out the flavor of the beef, Brazilian churrasco － new trends of meat-cooking have arrived in Tokyo!
Wild Steak 300g ¥1296
A value meal that comes with rice, salad, and soup. Available on weekdays 11am-3pm
Ribeye steak 440g ¥2613
A standing bar steak store. Steaks are sold by weight. Ribeye steak orders starts from 300g (JPY 5.5 per gram), and tenderloin steak orders start from 200g. The beef will be cut in front of you and charcoal grilled.
Ikinari！Steak Ginza 6 Chome store いきなり！ステーキ銀座6丁目店
There are only standing counters in the store. Takeout is available.
6-4-14, Ginza, Chuo Ward
2 min walk from the C2 exit of the Ginza subway station
11 am – 11 pm
4. Calbee+ Fresly Made Snacks Tokyo station
The three big sweet companies, Calbee, Morinaga, Glico have set up antenna shops. The most popular of the three is Calbee+, which serves up freshly made snacks.
The snacks made in their in-house kitchen are popular. You can also go on a factory tour, so let’s go!
There are two styles of cut potatoes, and there are six flavours, so you can pick and choose.
The warm, freshly made chips have a special taste! The spicy pepperoncino chips are addictive. Because it’s a Tokyo Limited Edition flavour, you definitely have to try it.
Basement 1st Floor First Avenue Tokyo Station, 1-9-1, Marunochi , Chiyoda Ward
Right outside the basement central exit ticket gate of JR Tokyo Station Yaesu
9 am – 9 pm
5. Karaage Shibuya
Repeated customers come one after another. Best food for eating while walking.
Enjoy sauces and spices on the freshly fried karaage.
The freshly fried karaage is succulent and very juicy!
Takeout specialty stall that sells fried food in sticks that are convenient to eat while walking. Made using Japanese reared chicken breast meat, the stall always offers it freshly deep-fried. All of the various spices and sauces are all for your unlimited use, so feel free to customize your food as you like.
Its affordable price and convenient size have attracted queues of students. During crowded periods, number tickets are also distributed.
Kinnotorikara Shibuya Center street store 金のとりから 渋谷センター街店 From ¥290
25-3 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku
5 min by walking from Hachiko Exit of JR Shibuya Station
11 am – 11 pm (Sat, Sun & holidays 8am-)
Waiting time on weekend evening: 10 minutes
Target time: Weekday mornings
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