It didn’t take long for us to learn that as far as food is concerned in Japan, good things come to those who wait. Every queue we’ve waited in thus far — and I don’t enjoy queues — has been well worth it. Today was no exception when we lined up for some heavenly cream puffs from Celi Sweets Factory near Tsukiji in Chuo.
I’d seen signs around Tsukiji Station on the Hibiya line for a few months now. After forgoing their delicious-looking pastries for long enough, Craig and I decided today the only way to top off an excellent sushi lunch at the fish market was to pick up a couple cream puffs. After all, waiting in line with a full stomach isn’t so bad.
The shop only offers three options: cream puffs that are crispy on the outside and filled with a sweet custard similar in taste to crème brûlée, bite-size fried donuts you buy according to weight, or a cup of just the custard. At 450 yen for two puffs, each about the size of a baseball, they were an affordable dessert that didn’t disappoint.
Now I have another place to add to my anti-diet list.