[Tokyo] Delicious foods with a touch of luxury: Part 2
Akasaka Mitsuke, a soothing place for the soul
Small moments of joy recharge body and mind.
The Akasaka area is home to countless places where you can forget the hustle and bustle of the city and move at your own pace. These include luxe hotels, high-end cuisine, and other delights that contrast with the image of Tokyo as a town of highrises and lively arcades.
Tokyo: Delicious foods with a touch of luxury: Part 2
Add a touch of luxury to your everyday foods.
Delicious food puts a spring in your step!
Luxurious cakes to put a smile on your face.
This unique shortcake is the brainchild of Shinsuke Nakajima, the head chef at the Hotel New Otani. It features the finest grade of melon from Shizuoka. The sweet melon and delicately sweet cream will have you reaching for just one more bite. Limited to 40 items per day, this is one you will want to beat the crowds for.
Super Melon Shortcake
Hotel New Otani The Main Lobby Floor, 4-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku
Find a plethora of fragrant sweets.
Shirotae is a veteran Western-style sweets shop known for its baked goods, including a “no-bake” cheesecake. They have fluffy madeleines, raisin sandwiches (“raisands”) with chocolate on one side, and more... They are all as beautiful to look at as they are to eat.
Clockwise from right
Chocolate madeleine: 150 JPY
Raisand: 170 JPY
Madeleine: 140 JPY
Financier: 180 JPY
Gâteau aux pignons: 220 JPY
Gâteau aux l’orange: 220 JPY
Open:Weekdays and Satdays 10:30- 20:30（L.O.19:00）;
Bring fine dining to your breakfast.
Akasaka Matsubaya is a traditional Japanese cuisine establishment known for its matsutake mushrooms and Hida beef. The shop also sells the “ochazuke” (tea over rice) that they serve at the end of meals as a take-home option. This mixture contains matsutake mushrooms, yuba tofu skin, salmon, and clams, a true luxury. The ingredients are preserved in a gel-like state. Place this over your rice and pour hot water on it, then break up with chopsticks.
Ochazuke (tea over rice)
3-13-16 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Enjoy the rich flavor of each ingredient.
This bento box features miniature wrapped sushi, mixed vegetables, and rolled sushi in one set. The wrapped “chakin-zushi” is a specialty dating to the Taisho period and features rice wrapped in a gentle egg cloth. The flaked grilled salmon and crab meat inside the rice break apart as you bite into the sushi, creating a luxurious taste sensation.
Nagatacho Hoso Building B1, 2-2-21 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Open:Weekdays, Satdays 9:00-17:00; Sundays 9:00-15:00