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Mahakara Ureshii Purin マハカラ うれしいプリン
Add: 1-17-5 Aobadai Meguro Tokyo
Price: ~350 yen/pudding
Visited: Oct 2016
I was strolling along the Meguro River the other day and passed by a super cute pudding shop called “Mahakara Ureshii Purin”. It’s a tiny store with not much other than a kitchen and a counter, displaying a myriad of delicious-looking puddings in glass jars – matcha, coffee, pumpkin, chestnut, yam, cheese…though eventually I went for the classic custard pudding with caramel. Sitting on the bench in front of the shop, eating the soft and fragrant pudding by the spoonful…what a lovely, lovely neighborhood vibe.
某天在目黑河邊路過一家可愛的布丁店 “マハカラ うれしいプリン”。店面小小的，除了廚房和櫃台之外幾乎沒有空間放其他東西，冰櫃裡排列著各種誘人口味的布丁 － 抹茶、咖啡、南瓜、栗子、番薯、起司…不過最後還是選擇了經典焦糖雞蛋布丁。店門口放了幾張椅子，坐在街邊吃著香濃柔滑的布丁、邊感受著中目黑悠閑的步調，很是惬意。
Mahakara Ureshii Purin uses a high grade Japanese eggs from Hyogo Prefecture called “日本一こだわり卵” (kodawari tamago), and doesn’t add any preservatives in their pudding.
マハカラ うれしいプリン的布丁裡完全無添加防腐劑，而且使用的是兵庫縣產的 “日本一こだわり卵” 高級蛋，格外香濃。
Add: 2-14-1 Kamimeguro, Meguro, Tokyo / 東京都 目黒区 上目黒 2-14-1
Price: coffee around 500 yen
Visited: Oct 2016
This time in Tokyo, I visited Nakameguro for the first time. This neighborhood might seem a bit too quiet for those looking for the typical hustle and bustle of Tokyo, but if you, like I, enjoy wandering along small alleyways to discover the everyday life of the locals, you might really like this residential area.
And my reason for visiting Nakameguro was Onibus, a coffee shop and roaster sandwiched between a small park and train tracks. Its founder Sakao Atsushi, an architect-turned-barista, has been attracting coffee lovers from all over the world since he opened his first shop in Okusawa a few years ago, and he named the shop “Onibus” (which means public bus in Portuguese) for exactly this reason – to connect people via coffee.
會來到中目黑，是爲了 Onibus 這家咖啡店。老板坂尾篤史不僅在東京咖啡界是個名人，也紅到了國外 － 我到訪的當天就有從世界各地來喝咖啡的人，包括幾個從加州來的咖啡師。店名 Onibus 在葡萄牙語中是公車的意思，代表著坂尾先生想通過咖啡將人和人聯系起來的概念。
The shop offers espresso-based coffee brewed on a La Marzocco Linea PB, as well as drip coffee done with Hario V60s. For drip coffee, four choices of coffee beans are available: Ethiopia, Kenya, Colombia, and Guatemala. I went with the first.
店裡提供義式咖啡和手沖，義式用 La Marzocco Linea PB 做，手沖則是用Hario V60s。我點了手沖，在下面四種豆子中選了 Ethiopia。