Kappa Chan at Kaldi Store!
If you have the occasion to visit (choose a rainy day!) Shimizu Ku (formerly Shimizu City before it was merged with Shizuoka City), you ought to try and visit S-Pulse Dream Plaza to have a good look at the local gastronomy in markets and taste it in the many restaurants inside! I can assure you there is lot to investigate as Shimizu is a major fishing harbor in Japan and is surrounded by the greatest variety of agricultural producers!
First of all take the Tokaido Line/JR Line and get off at Shimizu.
Once past the ticket machines turn right, walk to the first exit and go down the stairs!
Once downstairs turn left and look for the bus stop ring!
Your bus stop is just beyond this (strange) sign!
This is the schedule (weekdays on the left and week-ends on the right) for the free limousine bus service to S Pulse Dream Plaza!
Incidentally this is also the bus stop for the free limousine bus to the ferry harbor if you want to take a ferry boat to Toi, Izu Peninsula!
This is your bus!
Board in at any of the two doors!
Alright let’s have a good look at the restaurants and shops on the first (ground) floor!
Suruga Wan Shokudo/Suruga Bay Canteen!
Hatoba Kitchen Restaurant!
I told you that Shimizu is a major fishing harbor!
Kaldi Coffee Farm!
They also serve a great selection of wine, sauces, preserved foods, pasta, etc.!
Tezuka Shoten Ramen JIN Restaurant!
Totoraku, serving fried sakuraebi bowl from Yui among others!
Manmaya Eel Shop!
Shimizu Harbor delicatessen and bento shop!
Kaidoya shop specializing in unusual marine products!
Nobu Chan Fish Market specializing in Shimizu Tuna!
Live TV of their kitchen!
Have a god look at the shop, left and right!
Great and so reasonable fresh sushi bento!
Only seasonal and local as far as fresh fish is concerned!
Live seafood also available!
Spicy Shizuoka Tuna preserves!
And of course the Shizuoka specialty, bonito/katsuo (cooked in this case)!
Kanei Suisan Shop specializing in sundried fish/himono and preserved marine products!
First-class preserved seafood!
Irifune Vegetables & Fruit Market!
Benihoppe/Red Cheeks Strawberries, a Shizuoka specialty since 2002!
Shimizu Groceries Store!
Taki Delicatessen Shop!
Tonkatsu Saboten Shop specializing in tonkatsu!
Great variety of very reasonable bento!
Shinoda Liqueur Shop, one of the very best in Shizuoka Prefecture where you will find local and Japanese drinks of all genres!
Rare shochu from Shizuoka Prefecture!
Shizuoka sake mini cups and mini bottles!
Rare sake from Shizuoka and elsewhere!
At the bottom Shizuoka Craft beers by Bryan Baird and Stephan Rager!
Minato Pan, a great bakery where you can eat onsite!
Mount Fuji melon Bread!
I already have introduced Umi Sushi Restaurant there but there are more to come as well as other shops and attractions!
RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES
Shop with Intent by Debbie
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Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,
Must-see tasting websites:
-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery
Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents
HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City