Look out for the yummiest garlic bread in the post below
My Japanese friend recommended Kichijoji (吉祥寺), a neighbourhood near Mitaka, for a walk before I proceed to Ghibli Museum. I explored a little around the station, wanting to find a shrine but instead found myself @ a shopping street called Nakamichi.
This street is filled with a variety of unique shops.
your alternative frog prince
Hungry as I was, I decided to venture into this French bistro – Talkback Bistro for my lunch
Apparently this place is a favourite for the local diners and was founded by Masayuki Sugai & 3 partners way back since 1987.
The place was packed with mostly ladies.
Was memorized by the little decors ard the place
Most should know, food in Japan is not exactly cheap, hence it’s always wise to choose a lunch/dinner set when you can
The 6-course lunch set @ Talk Back was the most money-for-value meal I had in Tokyo. I was served a mini salad, followed by the cold carrot cream soup below. The cream soup was perfect for the hot & humid weather on that day!
this is a freshly grilled garlic bread littered with chopped walnuts prepared by the cutest chef (see below)
Basically I can’t read Japanese for nuts. Hence, ordering food from a Japanese menu is totally IMPOSSIBLE. But a very kind waiter used the most limited English translations to let me know what’s on the menu for set lunch. He only managed “pasta” & “shrimp”, so I took it up!
And tada, here’s my main course Aglio olio pasta with prawns!
happy food, happy colours
the final courses were ice coffee & orange sorbet. Orange sorbet really made my day
And all these, for 900 yen ONLY!
How delighted I was! VERY. Can’t believe my luck after I walked into the bistro
The bistro has good reviews. You may consider trying it if you visit Tokyo next time!
Talk Back Bistro (0422-21-0275) is located five minutes from Kichijoji station. They are open for lunch from 12:00-14:00 and for dinner from 17:00-23:00.