There were numerous food stands offering everything from Sushi to Matcha Waffles. The store was heaving with people.
One of the most popular offerings was the "Tako-Yaki" (Octopus) stand. There was a long line for this one.
I went for the Green Tea and Custard Waffles. Delicious.
Mitsuwa also offers cream-filled Manju in addition to the traditional bean-filled variety offered at the food stands.
For lunch, I had the Uni (Sea Urchin) Croquettes. Really a uniquely Japanese flavor.
Green Tea Waffle.
Custard Cream Waffle
After lunch, we toured the Kinokuniya bookstore, which is attached to the Mitsuwa.
Cat books were particularly popular, including titles like "Cat Getting out of a Bag".
Chinglish guides and books with pictures of appallingly translated signs were on offer.
I loved the stickers - like these Rillakkuma dress-up stickers!
After lunch, we headed off to San Jose Nihonmachi (Japantown). There are lots of restaurants to choose from, with yummy offerings, above.
We stopped off at Nijiya Market to pick up a few items - I even found Obachan's Seedless Li Hing Mui plums and Matcha Kit Kats. The Strawberry Mochi is divine.
We picked up some fresh Manju from Shuei-Do Manju Shop.
We had some Affogato at Roy's Station.
I got some home made firm Tofu at San Jose Tofu - Cat was disappointed because they had sold out of the Silky Tofu.
We were too full to have some Bubbie's Mochi Ice Cream or Hawaiian-style Shave Ice, but I've been promised by my Hawaiian friends that they will treat me to the originals when I'm in Honolulu!
Hope you enjoyed the gastro tour!