Japan is known as a country of longevity but today's post is about food from a long living village in China. Following my previous post about an interesting cafe FARO Slow_time in Ginza, Bama Lohas Cafe is also situated in Ginza, just a block away from Matsuzakaya (松坂屋) department store.
"Bama" is the name of city in south-west China. As per explantion on the cafe's official website, in Bama there are more than 80 centenarians out of 250,000 residents. It is said that the longest-living rate is the top rank of the world. One reason of the longevity in Bama is assumed that a food called "hima" seeds help ith keeping human's health for antioxidation.
Well, let's go back to the cafe in Ginza, very central Tokyo. Bama Lohas cafe provides some dishes made with hima seeds as well as peaceful atomosphere like the longest-life village in China.
From 9am, Chinese breakfast is available in the calm and relaxing space.
Chinese congee with 3 kinds of ingredients selected from a list.
Small pieces of hima is also mixed in the bowl.
The small brown ball in center is it...what makes my life longer maybe.
The cafe also provides dim-sums and other Chinese dishes for lunch and dinner.
Our breakfast was ended with these sweet dumplings are also made with hima.
Another important point to be noted for Bama Lohas Cafe is the excellent interior design work by Mr. Kengo Kuma. Morning is also the best time to enjoy his great work, during the lunch and dinner time it is busier and could be filled with diners.
Restaurant name: Bama Lohas Cafe
Address: 1st floor, 6-11-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo