Brooklyn Ribbon Fries is one of the stores inside of 246 COMMON, a hip outdoor mobile/trailer community in the middle of Omotesando. We couldn’t help but notice these curly ribbon fries as we were passing by so we ordered the Small “spicy ribbon fries” for 500yen and it took about 5~10min for it to be served. The wait felt a little long but it was definitely worth it. We added some mayo on top of these crispy warm ribbon fries and they were so good. Even though we ordered the spicy one, they weren’t really spicy at all. Either way, this is a perfect street food snack in the middle of the cold winter and it made us happy.
246 Common is an outdoor mobile/trailer food court/farmer’s market community in the middle of Aoyama/Omotesando. They have over 20 or so very small shops which range from flower & clothing shops to bakeries, restaurants or drinks/snacks. If you’re not paying attention, you could easily miss this little gem in the middle of the busy city. Everything at 246 Common is located outdoors but there are two tents with heaters inside as well if you plan to dine here. If you’re ever in this area, I recommend checking it out.
This is what we snacked on when we came here :)
Are you a sweet potato fan? If so, you’ll love this. This Japanese dessert is filled with condensed sweet potato and it only lasts 24hrs from when you purchase it at the store! It’s best eaten freshly-made when it’s crispy on the outside and warm in the inside. If you save it for later, they suggest you toast it first. Give it a try if you’re ever near an “Imo-kin” shop. There’s multiple locations with the main shop in Asakusa as well as one inside of Haneda Airport. I happened to go to the one in Ueno inside of the Matsuzakaya building so that’s the one pictured here.
Opened on December 6, 2012, this Moomin Shop is the first official brand shop to open in Japan. Located inside of Dogwood Plaza in Futakotamagawa, it’s located on the 2nd floor right off the escalator. For those of you who don’t know Moomin, it’s a central character in a series of books and comic strip by a Swedish-Finn illustrator and has been very popular here in Japan for a long time. The shop has the cutest items along with a small coffee corner where you can order lattes for 550yen with a choice of your favorite Moomin character on top of the foam drawn with coco powder. The coffee was surprisingly good so I wasn’t dissapointed despite having to pay 550yen for a latte. This is a great place to come for Moomin fans.
We’ve been coming to Futakotamagawa more frequently as it’s less crowded and has many of the shops we want to go to. Got hungry at 4pm… so decided to snack here after choosing from many options in this mall. Ended up deciding on Bistro Tama, a French inspired bistro that I was immediately drawn to.
They had a “Mont Sant Michel Rice Omelet with demiglace sauce” for 1100yen so I got that and the other dish pictured above is the Bistro Tama European Spicy Curry for 1200yen. Both were pretty good and satisfied our empty tummy’s. The omelet was so fluffy that it felt like air. Loved the presentation of the dish too. They also had baumkuchen desserts so you can choose that for a mid-day snack too. Since the restaurant is on the 7th floor, you get a nice view of Futakotamagawa if you get to sit by the window.