Get ready, raw egg-lovers. We’re not yolking when we say that there’s a new egg-citing pop-up in town. From June 26th to July 7th, 2023, the elusive “Phantom Egg Shop” will be taking roost at JR Kanda Station.

Popping up more unexpectedly than your hangover after a night in Roppongi, the “Phantom Egg Shop” is a feather-ruffling project from the “Japan Egg Rice Research Institute”. Yes, you read that right, there is an institute researching the art of egg over rice – only in Japan.

Why Did the Egg-lover Cross the Road?

Photo Phantom Egg Shop
Photo Phantom Egg Shop

The curiously named “Phantom Egg Shop” was born in the heart of the coronavirus pandemic in April 2020 when this egg-ceptional shop (sorry, last one I promise) began as a way to support egg farmers who had lost their outlets due to the outbreak.

Initially, it was a weekend-only gig in Sugamo, Tokyo. However, like a snowball rolling down a hill or a salaryman on his third Highball, it quickly gained momentum. With successful pop-ups at major Tokyo train stations and city department stores, it’s now making a shell-shocking appearance at JR Kanda Station.

Variety is the Spice of Life, and Eggs

Photo Phantom Egg Shop
Photo Phantom Egg Shop

So, what makes the “Phantom Egg Shop” more fun than a karaoke night in Shinjuku? It’s all in the eggs. The shop sources freshly-laid eggs directly from producers across Japan, letting customers mix and match to their heart’s (or stomach’s) content. All for a flat rate of 900 yen for 6 eggs, irrespective of the type you choose.

Ever seen a blue-shelled egg? Or how about a yolk with the fragrance of yuzu? You can find these and around 100 different varieties of eggs, with 20 or so available on any given day.

It’s More Than Just an Egg Shop

It’s not just about the eggs, though. The “Phantom Egg Shop” also sells various toppings and soy sauces that go perfectly with egg rice dishes. It’s like they’ve thought of everything, right?

So mark the dates, bring your reusable bag, and let’s get cracking.

Event Details

  • Name: Phantom Egg Shop
  • Dates: June 26th (Mon) – July 7th (Fri), 2023
  • Note: Closed on July 1st (Sat) and 2nd (Sun)
  • Time: 10:00 – 21:00
  • Location: JR Kanda Station, outside the south ticket gate in the Information area
  • Address: 2 Kajicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Happy egg hunting, Tokyo.

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