Bakery Levain - Japan
In the Japanese alps, a 150 year old wooden home in Ueda is where Mikio Koda runs his bakery, who learned his trade from a French baker who was living in Japan.
Using only quality ingredients, the bakers at Levain use domestically grown wheat and natural salt.
Koda is so serious about his ingredients that he uses a wild yeast he's cultivated for almost 30 years! Just meters away from their kitchen's stone oven, Koda's fare sits on wooden trays that were once used for sake in their previous lives.
Levain, 2-43-13 Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku;
tel: (03) 3468-9669
Open: 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday and holidays).
Closed Monday and 3rd Tuesday.