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Posted by Tokyo Joe on 24.2011 Sweets, Bakery & Cafe 1 comments 0 trackback
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Wanna try Japanese deserts at a traditional Japanese cafe, one of my favorites is MIHASHI at Ueno. Mihashi has multiple locations including one inside Tokyo station, but their main shop is the one in Ueno. I usually takeout instead of eating at the shop since there could be a decent wait especially on weekends & holidays.

mihashi iriguchi
When you enter Mihashi, you place your order first at the cashier and they will give you a ticket. They will have a menu with pictures right in front of the cashier.

mihashi inside
If you want to take time to decide on what to order just get a table first, check the menu there and then go to the cashier.

mihashi menu 2
Many restaurants in the past used this system, but Mihashi is one of the few which still do.

みはし ichigo cream anmitsu
Their signiture item is ANMITSU, which is a made of small cubes of agar jell. It is a white translucent jelly made from red algae or seaweed. On top of it is syrup covered red bean paste with fruits. You can add ice cream or soft cream with it and my favorite and probably the most popular Anmitsu is ICHIGO CREAM ANMITSU (Anmitsu with strawberries & vanilla soft cream) for 700 yen.

mihashi 苺クリームあんみつ(700円)+白玉(100円)
You can also add SHIRATAMA (Rice floor dumplings) for an additional 100 yen, which is used for many Japanese sweets.

mihashi フルーツクリームあんみつ(690円)
If you want other fruits than strawberries, try FRUITS CREAM ANMITSU (Anmitsu with various fruits & vanilla soft cream) for 690 yen.

mihashi 抹茶あんみつ(560円)
Other popular Anmitsu's are MATCHA ANMITSU (Anmitsu with green tea ice cream) for 560 yen. What makes Mihashi's Anmitsu different from others is their original syrup. It is not as sweet as others. And also, their ANKO (red bean paste) isn't as well. Delicate balance of just being at the perfect sweetness, when you put everything in your mouth.

mihashi あわぜんざい
They have other traditional items like AWAZENZAI (Millet with sweet red bean soup) for 520 yen,

mihashi 田舎汁粉
INAKA SHIRUKO (Sticky rice cake in sweet red bean soup) for 520 yen

mihashi 抹茶フロート
or if you are thirsty, there is MATCHA FLOUT (Green tea milkshake) for 450 yen.

mihashi お雑煮
If you want to have something not sweet and filling, they offer OZOHNI (Sticky rice cake in clear dry bonito broth with egg & chicken) for 590 yen.

mihashi 夏はかき氷
They offer various KAKIGOHRI (Shaved ice) during the summer

mihashi 小倉最中アイス
and you can take out any Anmitsu without ice cream/soft cream and also OGURA ICE MONAKA (red bean ice cream with wafers) as well.

mihashi anmitsu takeout
Mihashi opened in 1948 and my grandmother brought me to Mihashi for the 1st time when I was 11 yrs old. Since then I have tried many other famous and older Japanese desert shops, but to many people including myself, when it comes down to Anmitsu, Mihashi's is the best with or without soft cream.

MIHASHI (in Japanese, みはし)
Address: 4-7-9 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
(in Japanese, 東京都台東区上野4-7-9)
Nearest train station: JR Ueno & Tokyo Metro Ueno-Hirokouji (3 min walk)
Tel: 03-3831-0384
Reservations: No
Website: http://www.mihashi.co.jp/ (in Japanese only)
English menu: None
Credit Card: No
Open: 10:30am-9:00pm
Closed: Undecided

Prices: Ichigo Cream Anmitsu (Anmitsu with strawberries & vanilla soft cream) 700 yen
Fruits Cream Anmitsu (Anmitsu with various fruits & vanilla soft cream) 690 yen
Matcha Anmitsu (Anmitsu with green tea ice cream) 560 yen
Awazenzai (Millet with sweet red bean soup) 520 yen
Inaka Shiruko (Sticky rice cake in sweet red bean soup) 520 yen
Matcha Float (Green tea milkshake) 450 yen
Ozohni (Sticky rice cake in clear dry bonito broth with egg & chicken) 590 yen

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