Friday, November 7, 2014
Strangely numbered crepes
In Harajuku there is a place that is famous for crepes. They sell crepes with sweet toppings, and crepes with other things (sausages and lettuce, for example). The others ordered fairly normal sounding things like banana and chocolate or strawberry and whipped cream, so I ordered the Japanese looking one with rice balls, sweet beans, and bitter green tea ice cream.
One thing that was a bit strange was the display case. The crepes were conveniently numbered, so you did not have to be able to pronounce the Japanese name of whatever crepe you wanted, you could just order it by the number. And the staff knew enough English to understand numbers, I think. But the ordering of the display items (or the numbering of the menu items) seemed completely random. 77, 52, 76, 57... We first thought that maybe it was the popularity order, but there was a separate list with the popularity ranking, which was again different.