If there's one place that visitors to Tokyo will go, it has to be Asakusa! With the famous Senso-ji Temple as its main highlight and traditional streets like Nakamise-dori, Asakusa is a great place to immerse in Japanese culture and soak in the atmosphere 😍
[P.S. Heading to Asakusa? Make sure you check out our Muslim-friendly guide to Asakusa!]
Well, if you're planning a trip to Asakusa anytime soon, we've got great news! A newly opened supermarket called Rogers Mart at the Shin-Nakamise shopping street is selling halal cream daifuku and halal bento 😱 Plus, it's just a 4 minutes' walk away from the popular Kaminarimon gate in Asakusa, making it really accessible.
[P.S. Here's another mart you'd love - the first halal mart in Tokyo's biggest mosque!]
Credit: Rogers Mart
For the uninitiated, daifuku is something like mochi (Japanese rice cake) with a sweet filling and red bean paste. This particular item is halal-certified by the Japan Halal Standard and similar ones have been sold in other Japanese cities like Osaka, but this is one of the few places to sell it in Tokyo.
Credit: @CupidYamato on TwitterThe best part is, there are different flavours to suit your fancy
- from green tea to mango, strawberry and cafe au lait. The cream in the daifuku enhances its taste, making it a great snack to have when you're walking around Asakusa 😊 One daifuku packet costs JPY128.[P.S. Looking for a place to stay in Tokyo? We've got you covered with these 9 amazing accommodations in Tokyo near halal food!]
Credit: @halal_matsuri on Instagram
The best part about the Rogers Mart in Asakusa is that they have a whole refrigerated section dedicated to halal food. Besides halal daifuku, you can also get halal bento priced at just JPY598 😱 Some of the bento selections include curry and omelette rice. With such an affordable price, it's perfect for those days when you're on a tight budget!
So, bookmark this article and the next time you're in Asakusa, head over to Rogers Mart for a quick meal and dessert. But if you're looking for a nice restaurant to have your meal, be sure to check out our ultimate halal food guide for Tokyo
1-22-2 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032
10am - 9.30pm