During my December trip to Tokyo, Japan, I spent half a day at Harajuku/ Omotesando area for a food search. Both areas are centrally-located neighbourhoods in Tokyo. It is my first time to Japan and I am enjoyed every moment here. Omotesando is one of the luxury neighbourhoods in Tokyo where luxury brands are located along the streets. There are amazing modern architecture buildings that are worth taking a shot.
Other than the luxury brand shops, the food options here are rather affordable and fascinating as well. Some are hidden gems back at the alley of the streets that you might miss it.
So, here are the foods that we check out during the trip:
1. Tenshi No Namida a.k.a Tears of Angels (Raindrop Cake)
While we were browsing for food to explore in Omotesando, “Tenshi no Namida” is one of the recommended dessert to check it out. It is also known as raindrop dessert which is instagram-worthy. The giant crystal ball texture is firmer as compared with the one I tried back in Johor Bahru. The taste here is so much nicer with the aromatic Hokkaido kinako powder and kuromitsu (black sugar syrup).
Shibuya ku, Jingu-mae 4-15-2
Opening Hours: 12:00PM-18:00PM (Closed on Mondays)
2. Green Tea / Matcha Soft Serve & Tea
Under the same roof as 甘味 Club at Urasando Garden, there is another stall that specializes in matcha (green tea) drinks and desserts. We checked out the chilled green tea and also their matcha soft serve. One of the best thick in flavours chilled green tea that I ever drank so far. The taste is closed to traditional whisk matcha. The matcha softserve is as good as it looks. Since it was Christmas session, the staff added bit of décor on the softserve to fit the festive mood.
Shibuya ku, Jingu-mae 4-15-2
Saturday/Sunday & Public Holiday 11:00AM-19:00PM
3. Luke Lobster
Luke’s lobster which is originated from New York has arrived in Tokyo, Japan in 2015. And since then those who travelled to Japan will surely include this in their must-eat food list. So, we decided to check it out since it is located on Cat Street, Harajuku. It is consider to Omotesando area as it is a few minutes walk from the station itself. You can easily spot the stall with queues and people sitting in front of their counter. It is rather a take-away stall where customers buy and take away. We queue approximately 20minutes and ordered their signature lobster roll. The lobster meat is indeed fresh and sweet along with the buttered bun. This taste is so good especially during winter weather. I would say worth queuing to try it for the first time.
Luke’s Lobster Tokyo
Address: 6-7-1 Jingumae,
Opening Hours: Daily 11:00AM – 8:00PM
4. Dominique Ansel Bakery
Dominique Ansel Bakery was awarded “Best New Bakery” by Time Out New York City and gained their popularity with the cronut, doughnut and croissant bakeries. The bakery is also known with its Frozen S’more which the staff will torch it in front of the customers. It is attached onto a smoked apple-wood willow branch.
Other than this, their blossoming hot chocolate is quite a hit too. Check out my instagram video.
I think the bakery has more than these to offer. Their other bakeries look pretty and taste good as well. We ordered non-popular bread to try and it does taste pretty decent and not overly sweet.
Do find your own seating place before you place your order. Otherwise, you will end up standing instead.
Dominique Ansel Bakery Tokyo
Address: Jingumae, Shibuyaku- Tokyo 5-7-14
Opening Hours: 10:00AM – 7:00PM
5. Gourmet Coffee
While we were searching for Urasando Garden, we saw this hipster-looking van among the houses in the Omotesando area. It is a pop-up coffee gourmet café that serves take-away cuppa and small bites. You may want to grab one when you are nearby the area.
The Airstream Garden
Address: 4 Chome-13-8 Jingumae,
Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001