Hocus Pocus / Little Nap Coffee Stand is a minimalist Donuts & Coffee shop that was conveniently located in front of the conference I attended in Tokyo. It’s the first time I visited this area of Tokyo which is a short distance from National Diet and the Imperial Palace.
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Exploring Tokyo on a bicycle proved to be a great way to discover places I would probably never get to see otherwise. After grabbing lunch in from of the main gate of Yasakuni shrine, I headed back toward my hotel in Akasaka and stopped at Jupiters Coffee Roasters ジュピターズ コーヒー ロースターズ.
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I was siphoning the WIFI connection at Fuglen when I came upon a tweet about C.O.D. where the author mentioned he ate the best chili dog. My plan to eat at Ahiru wine bar had failed and a chili dog sounded like an amazing idea.
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With a bit time on my hands, I let my feet and my stomach guide me in the back streets of Shibuya. I made a right turn up a small hilly alley and I found Kiraku next to somekind of sex shop.
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The famous Tsuta ramen from Tokyo recently struck a deal with the Circle K Sunkus convenience store chain and you can now buy their cold ramen all over the nation for a mere 498 yen.
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Chatei Hatou (茶亭羽當) is one of these coffee shop that keeps popping up in the coffee press. The shop is only a few minutes away from the iconic Shibuya crossing.
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I guess the theme of this recent visit to Tokyo was popular cult food from New York City and it doesn’t get more cultish that the Cronuts. (croissant+donuts)
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I haven’t been to New York City in such a long time, but I did read about Shake Shack and the epic long lines associated with this burger shop. When I heard that a shop had opened a year ago in Tokyo, I knew I would eventually go there and experience the orderlly Japanese line.
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Kikanbo ramen, famous for fiery spicy miso ramen, was my first stop on a 2 days food blitz. I got there straight from the Tokyo station.
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The name of Daibo has been a recurring theme in my discovery of coffee in Japan. Everybody told me I should visit this coffee shop.
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Ramen shops are not created equal, but in the case of Ramen Jiro, we are talking about a category of its own. I wanted to eat at this particular shop since I arrived in Japan. I actually ate at the Shinjuku branch a few years ago, but a pilgrimage at the Mita shop is a must.
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I hesitated between ramen and burger, but the enthusiastic review of Eataku that lead me to Blacow near Ebisu station.
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