595 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ
web site: http://www.mitsuwanj.com
Before the Korean “invasion” of Bergen County about 15 years ago, the Asian demographic in Fort Lee/Edgewater area was predominantly Japanese and Chinese. While the Japanese contingent is now smaller in comparison with the Korean, it is nevertheless still quite vibrant. Mitsuwa Marketplace in Edgewater, formerly known as Yaohan Plaza, is shopping and eating central for Japanese in Northern New Jersey. Its a Japanese supermarket combined with a food court as well as a mini-mall. If you live in Manhattan, you can get to Mitsuwa via their special buses at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
This is a store that sells ornamental mochi (glutinous rice cakes) and Zeri, gelatin encased fruits.
Plate lunches at the UCC Cafe.
Sanuki / Bukkake Udon.
Court dining area.
Main Dining Area
Ham/Cheese/Asparagus Katsu Rolls.
Taiyaki, sweet griddle cakes shaped like fish.
ITOEN has its own tea store here, where you can get loose leaf and bottled iced teas.
A view of the Katsu and Sanuki take-out windows.
Italian Tomato, an “Italian” pastry store and pasta place, Japanese style.
St. Honore, a Japanese pastry store.
When I took this photo it was Strawberry month, so they put up a display of everything strawberry flavored they sell at the store.
Giant Strawberry Pocky.
The menu at the Ramen specialist.
Hot (spicy) miso ramen.
Display dishes at the Ramen specialist, Sanoku.
A plate display at the Katsu (fried items) specialist, Katsuhana.
A Japanese-style Chinese food display. All of these sample plates are plastic, but they look compellingly yummy up close.
I guess the plastic food displays worked because I decided to get one of the burger steaks with chile sauce on top. Yummy.
Shrimps with Chile Sauce.
One of the combo platters
Berkshire Pork (Kurobuta) Katsu
Giant Shrimp Katsu
More plastic plate lunches on display.