Wednesday, March 21, 2018

What I Ate in Asakusa, Tokyo - New Year's Japan Travel Day 4

       My husband and I traveled Japan during this New Year's holidays. As I mentioned in my previous entry, after walking around Tokyo Tsukiji Fish Market, we decided to go to Asakusa (浅草).

       We got on a train at Higashi Ginza station and headed toward Asakusa station.

       At the Asakusa station, there was the beautiful wall art. The some traditional festivals held in Asakusa are pictured on the huge wall in the station.
Asakusa Station

      This wall had picture of Setsubun (節分). In this picture, these men are throwing dried soy beans from Senso-ji (浅草寺), a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa.
Asakusa Station

      After getting off the train, we had some traditional Japanese sweets on our way to Senso-ji (浅草寺). I'm going to share what I ate there with you.

Taiyaki (鯛焼き)
Kuriko An

Kuriko An (くりこ庵)
1−32−2 Asakusa
Tokyo, Japan
Hours : 10 a.m. through 8 p.m.

Kuriko An
     We decided to purchase some taiyaki at Kuriko An. 
Kuriko An
       As you can see the photos below, taiyaki (鯛焼き) is a Japanese fish-shaped cake. A traditional taiyaki has sweetened azuki bean pastes. My husband purchased taiyaki with koshian (こしあん), sweetened azuki bean pastes for 187 yen, and I purchased custard one (クリーム) for 154 yen. :)
       Tai (鯛, たい) means a red snapper, sea bream, in Japanese. People in Japan eat a broiled red snapper on happy events such as on a wedding day, baby's 100th day, New Year's day and etc. Auspicious is called medetai (めでたい) in Japanese. "Tai ha medetai (鯛はめでたい)" means tai is a good luck fish. That's why taiyaki is a kind of a good luck fish-shaped cake and can be eaten all year round. :) 

Age Manju (あげまんじゅう)

Kikusuidou (菊水堂)
1 Chome-32-3 Asakusa
Tokyo, Japan
Hours : 9 a.m. through 7 p.m.

       At Kikusuidou (菊水堂), we purchased age manju (あげまんじゅう), a deep-fried bun filled with sweetened azuki bean pastes. This one was matcha age manju.
Matcha Age Manju

     We also purchased matcha green tea.
Matcha Green Tea

       We enjoyed traditional Japanese sweets around Asakusa station. :) Then, we went to Senso-ji (浅草寺). I'll write about it next time. :)

       These are also my entries you might like.

What He Got at Haneda Airport, Tokyo International Airport - Japan Haul

Top 10 Most Popular Japanese Foods 

Starbucks Japan Geography Series City Mug - Tokyo

13 Best Japanese Products I Purchased on Amazon Japan! - Beauty, Kitchen and Stationery Items
14 Best Japanese Beauty Products I Purchased in Japan - Drugstore, Discount Store Loft Haul

What You Should Take to Japan - Japan Travel Tips

3 Best Japanese Sunscreen Products to Try This Summer

3 Best Japanese Eye Creams Won Beauty Award This Year

3 Best Facial Sheet Masks Loved in Japan This Year

7 Most Popular Japanese Facial Cleansing Wipes for Removing Makeup  

7 Best Japanese Beauty Products Hall of Fame 

Top 5 Life-Changing Japanese Beauty Products  

Top 5 Most Popular Japanese Charcoal Soap

     My entries related to Tokyo can be seen here

     My entries related to Best Japanese Beauty Products can be seen here.

     My entries related to Japan can be seen here.

     My entries related to beauty can be seen here.

     My entries related to Japan Haul can be seen here.

     You can find my beauty entries by categories from here.

No comments:

Post a Comment