{  Tsuru Ton Tan — つるとんたん  }

Tsuru Ton Tan -- つるとんたん
Tsuru Ton Tan -- つるとんたん
Tsuru Ton Tan -- つるとんたん
Tsuru Ton Tan -- つるとんたん

Tsuru: tsuru tsuru tsuru the sound of eating udon
Ton: ton ton ton the sound of making the noodles
Tan: tan tan tan the sound of cutting the noodles

This chain udon restaurant on the 10th floor of Tokyu Plaza in Ginza opened in the Spring of 2016 and is not only beautifully designed but is also spacious and has quite the luxurious feel to it with a grand piano and bar. At night you can enjoy some live Jazz music and surprisingly the udon is affordable despite the location and ambiance.

You can choose from regular thickness or thin noodles and the udon comes in quite a large bowl with a large spoon. Above are the Niku udon (980yen) and Mentaiko udon (1280yen). How pretty is this salad? Tsuruton salad for two (1080yen). Everything was delicious, highly recommend!

PS: They are also located at Haneda Airport International Terminal.

Address // Tokyu Plaza 10F, 5-2-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-6264-5326
Website // http://www.tsurutontan.co.jp/shop/ginza-udon/

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{  Quiche Yoroizuka  }

Quiche Yoroizuka
Quiche Yoroizuka
Quiche Yoroizuka

Known as one of the Top 3 pastry chef’s in Japan, Toshi Yoroizuka, just opened a new venture called Quiche Yoroizuka in a few locations around Tokyo. This location in Minami Aoyama opened on October 16th, 2016.

Since opening, the cafe has been quite crowded with long lines but the concept is pretty simple and easy. The price point is opposite from his salon in Roppongi Midtown. (Blogged about here).

This cafe has both savory and sweet quiches and it’s pretty affordable. We came here for a little dessert and the pudding quiche was 280yen while the apple pie quiche was 380yen. Nothing fancy but if you are a Yoroizuka fan and if you happen to be in the area for something light, this could be a nice quick stop.

Address // 1F, 5-10-19, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-6451-1370
Website // http://www.1016.co.jp/quicheyoroizuka/




{  Aono dokutsu Shibuya — 青の洞窟@渋谷  }

Aono dokutsu Shibuya -- 青の洞窟渋谷
Aono dokutsu Shibuya -- 青の洞窟渋谷
Aono dokutsu Shibuya -- 青の洞窟渋谷
Aono dokutsu Shibuya -- 青の洞窟渋谷
Aono dokutsu Shibuya -- 青の洞窟渋谷

Happy New Year 2017!!
Wishing you all a wonderful year with delicious eats :)

If you haven’t checked out “Aono dokutsu” in Shibuya yet, don’t miss out on this sight! The streets of Shibuya are beautifully lit up until January 9th, 2017!

Lighting Hours: 17:00~23:00
Location: Between Yoyogi park and Shibuya koen dori for about 750m.
(代々木公園ケヤキ並木~渋谷公園通り)

Address // Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Phone Number // n/a
Website // http://shibuya-aonodokutsu.jp/




{  Anpanman Bakery  }

Anpanman Bakery -- ジャムおじさんのパン工場
Anpanman Bakery -- ジャムおじさんのパン工場
Anpanman Bakery -- ジャムおじさんのパン工場
Anpanman Bakery -- ジャムおじさんのパン工場
Anpanman Bakery -- ジャムおじさんのパン工場
Anpanman Bakery -- ジャムおじさんのパン工場

Anpanman Bakery aka ジャムおじさんのパン工場. These delicious breads are not only cute, they are so soft and fluffy plus they are all Anpanman characters. This bakery is located inside of Anpanman Museum, which I blogged about in my previous post and I was pleasantly surprised at how good this bakery was. Constantly crowded with people trying to get their favorite characters, and with all the options they have you can’t go wrong.

I enjoyed the curry bread(kare-panman), the sausage bread(frank furu-to), cream pan(cream panda) and the cheese bread (meiken cheese). My daughter loved this place and the breads. Highly recommend it if you’re close by as you don’t need to pay the museum admission fee just to visit the bakery :)

Address // 4-3-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 045-212-4221
Website // http://www.yokohama-anpanman.jp/main.html

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{  Anpanman Museum  }

Anpanman Museum
Anpanman Museum
Anpanman Museum
Anpanman Museum
Anpanman Museum
Anpanman Museum

Have you heard of Anpanman? It’s pretty much a Japanese sensation that every kid loves and knows about as soon as they are born. It’s a toddler/kid favorite and they happen to have a museum called the “Anpanman Museum” in a few locations across Japan.

My daughter is also now into anpanman and we couldn’t wait to take her here. We visited the Yokohama Minato Mirai location and she absolutely loved everything about it. It’s like Disneyland for little kids but it’s not as big and a lot more compact so it’s easier to get around and still tires your little one out :D

There’s plenty of stimulation for your child from shows, things to see, interaction play area, game centers, food, shopping, even kids haircut. The museum is 1500yen per person (for both adults and kids above age 1). Even if you don’t go into the museum though, there’s plenty of free areas just to have fun so it’s totally worth visiting. In fact, the dancing show was the highlight for our daughter and it was in the courtyard which is in the free area so you can keep coming back but not enter the museum part if you’d like.

If you have a young child, this is definitely a fun place to come explore :)

Address // 4-3-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 045-227-8855
Website // http://www.yokohama-anpanman.jp/main.html