Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Minamoto Kitchoan

Minamoto Kitchoan - 608 5th Avenue, Ste. 1 (on the SW corner of 49th) (Japanese)
An exquisitely packaged Wagashi shop, near Rockefeller Center.

I'd been here years before, and recently revisited. Same as I remembered, the shoppe was full of mochi, yokan and lots of sweet bean paste confectionaries - done up in delicate, wonderful wrappings. Unfortunately, the prices are strictly Fifth Avenue - daifuku (for instance) costs three times what you'd pay at Sunrise, JASMart or even closeby Katagiri (on 59th and 3rd Ave.) But its very, very pretty - and worth window shopping, at least once. You might even try some, if the urge strikes deeply enough. I'm sure they're quite tasty. On the other hand, you could head down to St. Mark's...for the better value/bargain...! (Besides, then you won't have to deal with the *&()&*&(^% crowds!!)

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