Takoyaki ** 400 yen ** Various Shaved Ices (Kakigoori) - Strawberry/Pineapple, Mango, Matcha ** 500 yen (S), 700 yen (L)**
Starbucks -- Summer '08 Edition, #1
Starbucks needs no introduction. With hundreds (I’m not sure if thousands yet) of branches worldwide, in the last 10 years or so, it has become one of the leading players in the new premium-luxury coffee category. What makes Starbucks so special here? Well, in Asia, Starbucks releases certain drinks that are not available in the West. Last year, there was the Azuki Frappuccino. Here, I...
Sushi-ro -- Kanayama, Nagoya
Ohhhh, sushi. We all love it and wish we could eat it everyday. Back home, conveyor belt sushi (kaiten-zushi) is not common and quite pricey, isn’t it? At around $4.99 or probably even a bit more these days (thanks inflation) for the least expensive plate, sushi everyday is wishful thinking. I’ve been to this place several times since my co-worker brought me here. Now,...
Juchheim -- Sakae, Nagoya
It was my first time although I’ve passed by the cafe several times since I’ve been in Nagoya. I decided to take my afternoon break here (more like my late lunch!) Juchheim is patissier founded in 1921. Originally from Germany, this German patissier now has branches found only exclusively in Japan. (America needs more European cafes/patissiers like this!) The...
C'est si bon!
Finally, I was able to make it to lunch at La Pérouse, a French bar/restaurant in Lucent Tower. Here’s my Steak Lunch set & Dessert (which I ordered separately). I forgot the exact name, but we’ll go with Steak Lunch set. First, soup and salad. Then, my steak with fries. And, at last, dessert. It was sliced peaches with some cream, raspberry sauce, nuts, and then vanilla...