Hi, I’m Fumi. Have you ever eaten Japanese bento? There are many foods in a small box. Japanese like eating bento that contains rice or rice ball, fresh sushi, beef and yakitori that kinds of street food.
I tell you that another popular ekibento shop at Tokyo station in another article. The shop sells train bento that comes from various kinds of local specialties in Japan. In this article, I introduce some bentos that are loved by Japanese for a long time.
While you visit Tokyo, probably you drop by or transfer lines at Tokyo station. At that time, I recommend you that you go to the underground shopping mall, because you can find goods that limited Tokyo Station as Japanese souvenirs.
And you’ll enjoy seeing Japanese food too. The price is reasonable, so you can try to get or share some bento with your family or friend!
4 recommend Japanese Bentos at Tokyo Station
First, you can get fresh fish and sushi bento that are from Tsukiji. Do you know Tsukiji? It’s very famous for getting or eating fresh fish sushi at restaurants and popular sightseeing area by tourist in Tokyo.
If you have never eaten fresh fish, try to eat it! Sushi or sushi roll in your country taste are quite different here, Japan. Second, absolutely, Japanese rice ball! Rice are rich and good taste and it contains several different foods in them.
For example, pickled plums, dried salmon, flavored meat, fried shrimp and so on. You’ll enjoy eating various ingredients in them. I recommend you that you’d better to try to have rice balls tasting while you stay in Tokyo or Japan.
It’s very exciting for you.Then, steamed glutinous rice, “okowa”, It’s Japanese traditional food and we eat it with red azuki beans for celebration banquets. Nowadays, we have various okowa.
For example, okowa with vegetables, fish or chicken, mushrooms and sweet flavored chestnuts. You’ll enjoy eating only okowa.
The last recommend thing is “Inarizushi” that a fried bean curd stuffed rice ball with vinegar. That shape is oval. The thin fried tofu bag simmered with a salty sweet sauce. It’s not bitter, mild and sweet! They are very popular traditional food in Japan, so I’m glad that you’ll enjoy eating them.
Japanese street foods in Bento!
Bento shops sell various kinds of bento, so you’ll find a little bit expensive bento or reasonable price bento. Japanese street foods are also in bento. Especially, deep fried chicken, grilled chicken and yakisoba noodle.
These bentos are reasonable and you can eat rice ball, egg roll and Japanese local food with them. It’s easy to get Japanese bento to compare with Japanese restaurant in Tokyo.
You’ll be tired to walk around Tokyo that are crowded with many shops. Famous and delicious bento shops are gathered at Tokyo Station, so you can choose bento, no need to worry.
Recommend bread shop except Japanese Bento
If you are not mood to have Japanese foods or bentos, you can buy delicious sandwiches, breads or pies near bento shops. I sometimes buy Danish bread at bakery shop. I and my husband like some Danish breads here, so I buy them for my husband as Tokyo souvenirs. His favorite Danish is custard cream in it.
My favorite one contains raspberry and probably custard cream in Danish, but it’s seasonal bread I think. They sell sandwiches, scones, cookies and several kinds of bread. You can eat them at the bakery shop and order soup or beverage.
If you are tired to walk for a long time, you can take a rest here. Have fun to eat popular Japanese Bento while you stay in Tokyo!
Information about Bento shops at GRANSTA in Tokyo Station
I tell you how to get to Bento stops at GRANSTA in Tokyo station.
|Adress||1-9-1, chiyodaku Marunouchi, Tokyoto
Tokyo Station GRANSTA
|Business Time||09:00 – 22:00 (Monday to Saturday, holidays)
09:00 – 21:00 (Sundays, the last day of consecutive holidays)
|Access||Soon, Yaesu Underground central gate|
|Nearest Station||Tokyo Station (Tokyo Station’s Underground)|
|Bento shops at GRANSTA in Tokyo Station, Web site||http://www.tokyoinfo.com/shop/search/?c1=shopping&c2-shopping=bento&c3=mall&c3-mall=gransta&c4=&c6=&c7=&c8=&io=ekinaka|
If you want to know more about Bento stops at GRANSTA, you can check the official site.
【The official site, GRANSTA】