Jason Truesdell : Pursuing My Passions

A life in flux. Soon to be immigrant to Japan. Recently migrated this blog from another platform after many years of neglect (about March 6, 2017). Sorry for the styling and functionality potholes; I am working on cleaning things up and making it usable again.

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re: More from Shin-Marunouchi Building

Unfortunately, I think you're right about the espresso. Maybe it's my Seattle upbringing coming out when I flinch every time the radio ad comes on here touting the "expresso" at the new coffee bar in the grocery store.

Lily

re: More from Shin-Marunouchi Building

try going to juheim die meister in the basement of maru biru (if you haven't yet) they make great germen style breads with a bit of wafu in it. They also make pretty good baumkuchen. I go there almost daily. My office is in marunouchi, and I walked over to shin marunouchi this afternoon. It was busy on a weekday afternoon. Oh well, it will tone down eventually. I wish the Seijo Ishii had as good of a selection as the one in Shinjuku because I hate going to shinjuku (they don't have the tom yan kun paste that I like there or at the one in Shinagawa station :/)

travis

re: More from Shin-Marunouchi Building

oh, and I'm sure you plan to, but make your way over to Tokyo midtown, the food court in the basement there is pretty decent as well.

travis

re: More from Shin-Marunouchi Building

Expresso is the common name here.  I am not sure why but maybe it is because they know the word "express" and that with an "o" sounds right.  There are many other mistakes here but if you were Italian, you would probably also laugh at the Americans drinking cappucino after dinner :-)

Joe

re: More from Shin-Marunouchi Building

Alas I didn't quite make it to Tokyo Midtown on this trip, but I'm sure I'll get there in September if I'm not completely overwhelmed.

I know "expresso" is a common English mispronunciation, but I've seen and heard it only very rarely in Japan.  エスプレッソ brings up nearly 3 million results on Google to エクスプレッソ's 3000, most of which aren't even about actual coffee, so I think most people in Japan get it right.

Seattle is still Latteland, so only a small minority of people drink straight espresso in the afternoon here.... But we do have a few places good enough that the espresso is worth drinking straight.

jason