Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends. – Aberhjani
When I was in higschool, I used to put an inspiration board over my bed, and one of them states: “Always look up, that’s where the rainbows are.” Whenever I felt blue or worried I’d think of it and I would feels bit better. Really, what are rainbows anyway? For some it’s a mere product of reflection and refraction of light, but for me it always symbolizes hope and for some time when I was young I thought it to be magic. In Japan where people use fashion and food to express themselves, I found a certain pattern: They adore rainbows. Go to Harajuku and you will find different cafes selling rainbow cotton candies, rainbow pasta and rainbow ice creams. So I wondered, how did this start? What started this trend? Who is the original? My search brought me here: “Le Shiner”, the first store to introduce rainbow food in Tokyo.
Address in Japanese:東京都 渋谷区 神宮前 1-7-10 COXY176ビル 1F
Address in English: 1 Chome-7-10 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo-to
Schedule:11:00 AM – 06:00 PM
ABOUT LE SHINER
Le Shiner prides itself with its rainbow food specialty and for being the first to bring the rainbow food trend from Korea to Japan. At first they started with menu like rainbow soft-serve ice creams and later on added more fun stuffs like their rainbow potato hotdogs and rainbow grilled cheese sandwich.
FEES AND MENU
The menu is made up of a variety of fun and unique stuffs. They place it outside the stall and is easy to choose from. The unique ones are their baby bottle drinks and lightbulb drinks but since we were not yet thirsty, we decided to try out their potato rainbow cheese hotdog! I must say that honestly, except for the famously “toxic” look the cheese presents itself when it melts, the overall taste was oh-so-good! Of all the potato cheese hotdogs I’ve tried before, this is by far the most delicious one. I’m planning to go back with my friends if we ever find ourselves in need of a light meal while strolling the streets of Takeshita avenue.
- Red fruits and vegetables are coloured by a natural plant pigment called lycopene
- Carotenoids give yelllow and orange food their vibrant colour
- The plant pigment anthocyanin is what gives blue/purple fruits and vegetables their colour. It also has antioxidant properties that helps cells from damage & can help reduce the risk of cancer, stroke & heart disease
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