My mama and I were out shopping in Hikarie (ヒカリエShinQs) in Shibuya (渋谷), and were in the basement looking at cosmetics when we stumbled upon Yojiya Cafe (よーじやカフェ). I recognized it from the mascot of the ladies face. Yojiya is most famous for its oil blotting papers or aburatorigami in Japanese. It have bought and used these papers many times. And it uses the same ladies face.
My mama loves matcha/green tea so we decided to take a break and have a light lunch. We ordered wa-fu or Japanese style pepperocino pasta. It was oil based with Kyoto style Japanese pickles and mizuna. It was light and good.
Then we moved onto dessert. I had two colored warabi mochi, which came with ousu or uji matcha. Warabi mochi is a soft jelly like kochi that is usually covered in kinako powder. The warabi mochi was served with vanilla ice cream and came in two flavors, kinako or powdered dried soy beans and matcha.
You can also choose the syrup that you want to drizzle over the warabi mochi. Usually people use kuromitsu (黒蜜) or black honey, but since matcha is rare I decided to order it with the matcha syrup.
My mama order the matcha chiffon cake with red azuki beans.
We just stopped here for a quick lunch and we ended up having delicious green tea treats. I was happy we tried this place. Next time I will be sure to get their famous macha latte.
- Yojiya Cafe (よーじやカフェ 渋谷ヒカリエShinQs店)
- 2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku Tokyo
- Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs B1F
- Mon-Sun 11:00-21:00