Farewell Iceland

23 09 2016

I had a chance to enjoy the Icelandic touch all over again as I was leaving from the Keflavik International Airport outside of Reykjavik for Tokyo via Paris.

Just after security where you might sit down and tie your shoelaces if you were told to take off your shoes. Love the color scheme.

Just after security where you might sit down and tie your shoelaces if you were told to take off your shoes going through the metal detector. Love the color scheme and the bench.

The area after secutiry

The area after security as seen from the above bench.

After-security area

Final lunch

Final lunch

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At CDG, in transit. Terminal 1 is an unknown territory for me and this long (much longer than as shown) passage seemed very cool.

At CDG, in transit. Terminal 1 is an unknown territory for me and this long (much longer than as shown) passage seemed very cool.





Smørrebrød, Flowers & Greens

14 03 2014

I knew of this Danish establishment from reading about it on the web but I didn’t know where it was.  I also knew of this big florist on my way to the office from the Omotesando Station that came with a cafe.  I never put the two together until yesterday when I stopped by the wonderful cafe for the first time.

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It was one and the same, owned by a Dane, Nicolai Bergmann.

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Went in for lunch.

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Mushroom soup. Divine.

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Coffee with milk or milk with coffee?  Very good coffee BTW.

Coffee with milk or milk with coffee? Very good coffee BTW.

My smørrebrød lunch.  Excellent.

My smørrebrød lunch. Excellent.

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Full of Arne Jacobsen furniture including 7 Chairs and Swan Chairs.

Full of Arne Jacobsen furniture including 7 and Swan Chairs.

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Lovely decor and atmosphere but I would actually go back for the food – they had other yummy-looking sandwiches that we typically would not find in Japanese shops.

 

Smørrebrød

Nicolai Bergmann





Danish Lunch

8 06 2011

It’s quite amazing how a local bakery based originally in Hiroshima (http://www.andersen-group.jp/english/history.html) has grown to be a nationally recognized chain and has made the Danish name “Andersen” famous in Japan though the Japanese always have had a thing for the Danish author “Andersen”.

The Andersen boulangerie near my office incorporates a proper restaurant.  @ lunch today.

Very tasty mushroom soup (and all-you-can-eat bread).

One of my two open sandwiches - smørrebrød - herring marinated in curry sauce

The second open sandwich - shrimps and boiled egg with a pink sauce.

They have a more casual cafe downstairs in the basement.  If you like eating bread, Tokyo is the place to live (and I don’t necessarily mean because of this shop but because of the standard of bread we have in the city).  Even Parisians say so.

http://www.andersenbakery.com/





Lunch Breaks

11 09 2010

From the past week around the office.

Smørrebrød with salmon

With vichyssoise

http://www.andersen-group.jp/english/

Risotto with scallop and cabbage

In a clothing shop.

http://nestrobe.com/nrtable/

Kao man gai

http://www.sunnypages.jp/travel_guide/tokyo_restaurants/thai/Tinun+Aoyama/921








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