This is one of my latest finds during my stay in Roppongi Hills in Tokyo. I can’t read Japanese, but I walked into AM/PM in the wee hours of the morning, looking for a treat. I always love trying new foods/snacks, so I reached for this cute pouch of what appeared to be fruit balls (insert joke here). To my surprise, these tiny balls were packed with fruit flavor! It’s final, they are #2 place, as my #1 place winner still goes to Haagen Daaz Crisp Sandwich (green tea).
For those of you that live in SoCal, you can pick up a free JPY Magazine at most Japanese markets, ramen joints, and tea/dessert shops. This is a quarterly magazine that has great tips on where to shop for cute fashionable clothes (like things you see on the girls in Japan), healthy places to lunch, and also the best nail salons (Japanese nail art). This magazine will be on stands until February, so grab a copy and see if you can spot me out!
Phew, I am so happy to be starting up a new week. Last I had a couple of crazy a** days. I’m pretty laid back 99% of the time, but there are certain things that really irk me. Any who, this weekend was really fun and relaxing!!!
On Saturday, we lucked out and got a chance to try some of the Japanese goodies during the Fall Gourmet Food Fair @ Mitsuwa.
The line for the Okonomiyaki (Osaka Style) was about 10 ppl deep, but that didn’t deter me from waiting. =)
Then we had “waffles” from “Kobe-Fugetsudo. These yummy “waffles” were sooo delicious! You can choose from an assortment of “waffles” filled with custard, matcha red bean paste, and chestnut cream. Jp went with the matcha & azuki bean and I got the chestnut one.
As you can see from my previous entries, we definitely love to eat! One of the most satisfying meals has to be a home cooked one. Some days I cook from Jean Georges book, and other days I prefer something Asian. Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese, you name it, I can cook it! Btw…all of these ingredients can be found at Mitsuwa, Nigiya, or Murakai (Japanese grocery stores).
Soooo, today for dinner, here is what I cooked:
Cold Tofu, topped with daikon, ginger, bonito flakes, and japanese chives (nira)
Organic Green Tea Soba Noodle, topped with toasted seaweed & served w/warm dipping sauce
Broiled Hamachi Kama (Fish) w/citrus ponzu sauce
It feels lovely to be back in Tokyo again and my first day was very exciting! Our journey started with long commute on the “limo bus” to Roppongi Hills. Can’t wait to have a hot bowl of ramen. Yummmmmy.
Umm, how about a Hello Kitty bento box! For more cute bento
creations, please visit E-charaben