10 June 2008
Tempted to have the last...
Although Nagano isn't all plains, farms and devoid of modern facilities, its features are a far cry from what bustling Tokyo offers.
Personally, I don't really enjoy Tokyo due to an ' unexplainable unease '. Rough crowds rushing to God-knows-where with most carrying a stress-wrenched face. I often feel that I'm surrounded with offended people who are ready to snap anytime, and I always move with caution especially at night. That's -1.
For the positive face it has, Tokyo spoils you for anything you can derive from head to toe, everything unmistakenly foremost in style or version. I'll give it a 2. The catch is : go search for your target in the wild maze, and that's -1 again.
Sweets hunting is nice, I'm overwhelmed by the variety but then again, it's a pain to choose from so many and it's impossible to have them all, not forgetting excellent ones I hate to miss.
There's one confectionary in Shinjuku that I will never fail to drop by for its promised bakes. The picture shown above is the last packet of what's left from the recent purchase, so I share now before we relish it tonight. Sob... If you can't resist ridiculously crispy, buttery-fragrant bake complete with refined sweetness, this is one awesome purchase that you'll not regret joining the tedious line. Forget it if you're thinking about returning later when the queue subsides. From my observation, the queue persists all day long, and this is the only confectionary that I've known to have a queue.
Location : Food & tidbits basement of Keio shopping center. Nearest station : Keio Shinjuku station, JR Shinjuku station, Odakyu line Shinjuku station. The stall is located at a corner of the floor, not very conspicuous until you've realized how awful the queue is. Well, who knows, you might patronize on a lucky day!
See the confectionary's website for its products. The stall in Shinjuku however, offers only limited dry bakes, with different flavours at periodic times. The basic plain bake shown in picture is one of the reknown goods. It is one heavenly product I'll bring back to Nagano everytime.
Stardust has recovered from recent discomfort, but is going slow again, oops. Trying to perform a recovery for the notebook and busy transferring files and etc. Hopefully, I'll make a comeback by end of the week. Meanwhile, I'll still be seeing you. =)
P/S : Maybe I should have the last pack of goodie, since I was the one queuing for it, and now performing the backup for our notebooks?