Last week, a group of our users visited a old-school candy bar in Ikebukuro! For a fee of ¥2,000, they enjoyed a 2hour all-you-can-drink and all-you-can-eat candy experience!
The entrance of the shop and the decor are very retro, as though you’ve walked into a 1980s movie set.
Our users were able to try traditional Japanese snacks such as
- Umaibou (a corn snack that comes in many usual and strange Japanese flavours such as spicy cod roe, plum, octopus balls),
- Cocoa Cigarette (chocolates that look like cigarettes, as the name suggests),
- Su Konbu (vinegared seaweed sheets),
- Ume Jam (red jam made of plums, can be sucked from the packet or used as jam spread.)… just to name a few.
Perhaps the most popular snack among our foreigner friends is the Age-pan (literally, fried bread). It is a kind of fried dough coated in sugar. Our Japanese users will remember these from their school days where Age-pan is often served during school lunch. Perhaps it reminds us of those sugar-coated donuts back home?
(Pictures courtesy of N. Kogure, hotpepper.jp, and Dagashi Bar)
☆★ About Dagashi Bar ★☆
Address: Nishi Ikebukuro, 1-24-9, Toshima, Tokyo 171-0021
Website: (Japanese only) http://www.hotpepper.jp/strJ000650222/
- Mon – Thu: 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
- Fri – Sat: 5:00 pm – 4:30 am
- Sun: 5:00 pm – 12:00 am