Sunday, March 8, 2015

Amazing food models @ Kappabashi Street, Tokyo

Kappabashi Street also known as kitchen town is a shopping street between Ueno and Asakusa. It have many shops selling everything needed by restaurant operators such as dishes, pots, pans, cooking utensils, stoves, tables, chairs, signs, lanterns and more. There are also a few stores which sell plastic and wax food samples, used by many restaurants in their show windows. If you ever visit to Japan, you will be amazed that most of the restaurant that you visit in Japan have food models outside their shops. For those who can't speak Japanese, these food models are very helpful when comes to food ordering. One can just come outside and point to the waiter on which food item that you would like to have. Not many tourist come here as mostly think this place only selling kitchen utensils. However, I am interested to know the kind of food models which are available in the shops here. Initially, I thought I can buy some of the food models as collection or souvenir. But when I saw, the price, I was shock of how expensive those food models are. By purchasing one of those actual size food models, I can actually have the real food 6 times!

Reached kappabashi kitchen town. I made a mistake of visiting this place on sunday which many shops closed. However, I was still lucky to be able to find some good shops still open.

Variety of tonkatsu. Don't visit here if you are hungry :-) You can't eat the plastic models.

Pasta and tempura. Those meal looks delicious and real.

Variety of crepes.

Sushi clock 15,000 Yen each.

Icy cold Japanese beer.

Small packaging of tempura.

Beef slice. This resembles wagyu beef.

Amazing food models. Looks so real.

Soba and udon sets. Look each costing around 4,000 to 8,000 Yen. Maybe you should buy the real food and preserve it using formaldehyde.

Cheese cakes & strawberry cakes.

Whole cupboard of confectionery.

There are a few shops selling wooden and ceramic bowls on Kappabashi street.


Tsubaya world. Wow, this shop selling all knives. High quality knives and katana blade to ceramic knives.

GPS/Coordinate: 35.710547, 139.788264
Address: Nishi-Asakusa 1-chome and 2-chome, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Hours: Most shops open from 9.00am until 5.00pm.
Public transport: Tawaramachi Station on the Subway Ginza Line.


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