Friday, August 22, 2014

Bistro Higashiyama RUE DE SHURI リュード シュリ

Bistro Higashiyama Rue De Shuri
ビストロ 東山 リュード シュリは土曜日料理教室をやっているので、ランチは日曜日・祝日のみになると思います。

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Carolina Hererra Chic (Women)

Found Carolina Hererra Chic for 1260 yen in a little drugstore in Shibuya with a surprisingly extensive inventory of perfume and drugstore items.

In the store, I noticed the signs saying not to touch the perfume after I accidentally knocked a bottle to the floor.  Interestingly, they don't let you test the perfume on skin - perhaps too many people trying to spray without buying?  Many of the testers are broken anyway, including Chic, Mat:Matsuzaki White, and a silver Mat.

Chanel Cristalle EDT can be had for 5600 yen (before tax?) so it's really not a bad place to pick up certain interesting finds.  The Mats all went for about 4000 yen or so.

Anyway, currently testing Chic - it's interesting.  As people have mentioned on fragrantica, the opening is off-putting.  I get some aquatic notes from it so I'm not sure how much I like it...

Chic is listed as in production, but the NY Carolina Herrera site no longer lists the women's version, and the international version only talks about the newer CH fragrance line.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Bistro Tres Mignon has closed

ビストロ トレミニヨン 中目黒店が閉店したことを分かりました。

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Taiwanese tapioca milk tea and Japanese desserts

It seems like I've neglected to talk about my new favorite tea shop - a Taiwanese tapioca milk tea place called Chun Shui Tang 春水堂 that has come to Japan.  I don't actually like tapioca that much (I'll eat it without problems but I don't need it) but I love milk tea that has a strong tea flavor - Chun Shui Tang does that nicely!  The nicely-furnished shops in Omotesando, Daikanyama, and Roppongi Icchome all have free wi-fi too, which is a nice bonus.

Also, Ginza Budou no Ki 銀座ぶどうの木, a French-style "Maison de Dessert" Japanese dessert parlor, has my favorite chocolat fondant in Tokyo so far.  The accent of pepper is amazing.  Their Crepes Suzette and Cheese Souffle are famous too, I believe.