My day at Shimokitazawa was no way a disappointment. Just getting off the station, I found myself in a local Japanese district, where shopping for vintage and fashionable clothes are popular and dominated. However, there are more to do than shopping. Food is what should not be missed. There are many food selections ranging from Japanese to western styles and from drinks and desserts. Roaming around, I found Nagi ramen noodle store. It is a small place where the owner serves Niboshi dipping noodle. What is good about Nagi is that eaters can choose the size of noodle to eat from 200g to 1000g without additional charges.
〒155-0031, 2 Chome-12-7 Kitazawa, Setagaya, Tokyo 155-0031
I also found Hand Drip Coffee restaurant where “Omu” souffle on tomato rice aka “Omurice” is served. The souffle melted once I put into my mouth, and with the tomato rice, the dish brought the balanced taste. Very delicious!!!
Hand Drip Coffee
東京都 世田谷区 北沢 2-12-12 桑田ビル B1F
After savory food, it is time for sweet treats. I found the cutest cream puff of all time at Shirohige’s Cream Puff factory. It is a Totoro cream puff. I got the peach cream puff in which its texture is so rich in flavor.
Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory
1F・2F Setagaya, 東京都 〒155-0033 Japan
Another dessert place is Shimokita tea garden where shaved ice is served. There are many shaved ice flavors, but the best is creamy green tea shaved ice–the only one in the district. Since this shaved ice is unsweetened, I got to choose one sweetened sauce, which is brown sugar from five different sauces. The green tea, of course, had its bitterness and once adjust with brown sugar, I tasted the bittersweetness [FYI, the store closes on Tuesday and Wednesday and go there before the store opens to get the calling number].
Shimokita tea garden
東京都世田谷区北沢２-３０-２ 丸和センター ２F
Last but not least, I made my last stop at Toyonchi-No-Tomago store where egg products are sold. The store has the best egg pudding. I had an egg and a green tea pudding, and OMG! they are so creamy and tasty.
At the end of my day, I feel so delighted with Shimokitazawa. Travelers and eaters should have these places on your list when staying in Tokyo for its vintage and fashionable shopping and delicious food.