Japanese love the idea for sightseeing and nibbling on snacks while doing so! Known as “tabearuki,” literally walking while eating, it’s a great way to discover Japanese treats. This time, we introduce a few of our favorites in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.
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Bakudanyaki literally means fried bomb and is a bigger version of the popular takoyaki (octopus balls or dumplings). It’s gigantic and comes in a variety of flavors. Weighing 200 grams with a diameter of over 8 cm, you definitely have to share this one from Bakudan Yaki.
The traditional version of Dorayaki is loved by Doraemon fans. At DOU, you get a slightly different version of the popular Dorayaki!
Instead of being cooked, the flat cake-like base stuffed with sweet red bean paste, mochi and fresh cream is served raw.
An ideal fusion of Japanese and European sweets, if you’re in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, how about trying this? As you can see the queues are quite long, so be ready to wait.
Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Tel : 03-5955-5380
Address: Tobu Ikebukuro station B1F, 1-1-21 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Google map : https://goo.gl/maps/KzDgMJm2ThR2
Official website: https://namadorayaki.com/
Popular for its custard apple pie!
The pie, made with plenty of butter, is crispy and light, stuffed with custard cream and chunks of apple. A perfect sweet treat on a cold winter’s day.
Any chouxcream lover will want to visit this place!
Crunchy on the outside with a gooey cream stuffing that is heavenly. Depending on when you visit, you could try various seasonal items.
Opening hours: 9：30 – 22：00
Address: JR Ikebukuro Station South Exit, 1-28-2 Minami Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Google map : https://goo.gl/maps/keVeU93TKbA2
Official website: https://www.chouxcream-chouxcri.jp/
A popular waffle store with many branches in Japan. We visited the one in Ikebukuro.
The restaurant uses specially selected ingredients and is totally worth the hype. If you love waffles, look up branches so you won’t miss these whether you visit Ikebukuro or not.