Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Harajuku Crepe: A Bit of Rolled Up Tokyo in Beverly Hills

A recent Groupon for 50% off at Harajuku Crepe piqued my interest to try this Tokyo-style creperie. Mochi in their batter? Green tea or Earl Grey flavored batter? As a tea and sweets lover, count me in.

Harajuku Crepe took over the small former Fulfilled space along the rows of high end shops of Santa Monica Blvd in Beverly Hills. Street parking is hard to find but there is a metered parking lot behind the building one block over.

Harajuku Crepe offers organic crepes, sweet or savory. They add mochi powder in their crepe batter, giving it a more elastic and chewy consistency that I really liked.

Choose among four batter flavors: original, buckwheat, green tea, or earl grey tea. Fill it with fruits, red beans, nutella or chocolate sauce, and ice cream - or for the savories choose between tuna/ham/egg/turkey/etc.

I tried the green tea crepe with red bean, banana, whipped cream, and vanilla ice cream. All the crepes here are rolled up into a cone so you can just grab it with your hand and eat it that way. No need for forks and knives!
As I've said, the batter here is unique and worth a try.

Harajuku also has a small but good selection of teas which are all brewed at the right temperatures for the right amount of time. And the topper? Free wi-fi!


Harajuku Crepe
9405 S Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, California 90210
(310) 285-3946
http://www.harajukucrepe.us/
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7 comments:

stuffycheaks

i've been meaning to try this but was kind of hopping for more exciting ingredients, you know.. maybe some pork belly or duck :)

burumun

Haha yeah, the ingredients for the savories are pretty basic. Maybe you should suggest pork belly to them! ;)
I usually get sweet crepes, so fruits, chocolate, and ice cream are expected.

Anna A.

Love the red bean filling. I saw this Groupon, but alas, let this one go. Next time!

Kirbie

Ooh, crepes with mochi powder. Sounds yummy! They are putting mochi powder in everything now. Have you tried mochi pizza from Strawberry Cones?

weezermonkey

My husband goes here all the time because it's close to his office.

I've never been. :(

Kung Food Panda

It looks great, too bad it's so far away. Open one in Pasadena dammit!

Christine
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