… And if you're curious, check it out. It seems to be free on weekday mornings! So, in the strong wind, I went aiming for the opening time of 9 am. I went to Harajuku in a strong wind (I said it twice because it's important)! …… But why is it always windy only on the days I go to interview?
The shop is located behind Tokyu Plaza near Meiji Jingumae Subway Station. As soon as I turned the corner of Tokyu Plaza, I saw a line. You will reach the end of the line. Looking at the clock, it was 8:47. At this point, 47 people were already in line.
■ The shop is very busy
There are already a lot of people in the store. More and more customers came in after me, and it was full in no time. After all there are many young women. There are families here and there. There were also several groups of customers who came with a few men.
The menu is abundant! Not only the popular pancakes, but also waffles, omelets, and Eggs Benedict, which is also popular in "Sarabes", are very diverse. There are plenty of drinks, and it seems that you can have a fulfilling breakfast according to the concept of "All day Breakfast".
At 9:05, I ordered a pancake of "Strawberry whipped cream and macadamia nuts". It is said that it takes time to bake, but I don't care! I came for this. I will wait while observing the audience seats.
Of course, everyone is ordering pancakes. The food will be delivered to other customers. Some people cheer when they see the food. A commemorative photo is indispensable. It looks delicious. I wonder if my pancakes are still ...
■ This is a rumored pancake!
9:33. Finally, the pancakes have arrived! It took 46 minutes from the time I lined up to see the pancakes.
I'll get it right away. Pancakes have a fluffy texture. The flavor of butter that works well spreads in the mouth, and the sweetness of rich fresh cream is added to it. The strawberry compote has a moderately sour taste and goes well with pancakes and fresh cream.
Guava, coconut and maple syrups are placed on the table, and you can enjoy a variety of flavors. My recommendation is guava sauce. The unique flavor and acidity make a nice accent.
Take a picture and try all three sauces while eating for 30 minutes. It's voluminous, so you'll be full. If you want to eat but the amount is large, it may be a good idea to go and share with multiple people. Some groups asked for pancakes for dessert after eating an omelet.
■ Thank you for your feast. Full stomach full!
After 10 o'clock, I went to the first floor for checkout. The terrace seats are almost full of customers, but there were some vacant seats. I was able to enter the store as soon as it opened, and I wonder if the pancake boom has settled down. When I paid for it and went outside, I was surprised !!! The line was getting longer !!! When I counted it, there were 85 people. The procession turns around the corner of Tokyu Plaza and continues to the main street.
When I asked the clerk, the customers who lined up after 10 o'clock will enter the store after 12 o'clock. Due to spring break, the past few days have been crowded regardless of weekdays or holidays. I see, that vacant seat was a replacement of customers, and it happened to come.
The popular store "Eggs'n Things" has a long line, but when I went to Asaichi in the morning, I found that I could enter it almost without waiting. "I think it's okay if you come at 8:30," said the clerk . It seems that there are a total of 108 seats including the terrace seats, so you may be able to enter even if you go to the last minute at 9 o'clock. Today's procession was 67 people as of 9 o'clock. However, if you are a little late, you may be trapped for 2 hours ...! If you want to enter without waiting too much, please aim for the opening time.
And advice for those who want to take beautiful pictures. As the pancakes are hot, the cream melts and the tower goes down. The time to make a beautiful shape is unexpectedly short, so please do your best in a short game. I lost brilliantly.