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Not all desserts are created equal.

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).

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See me in JPY Magazine!

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!


Fall Gourmet Food Fair @ Mitsuwa (Torrance)

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.

Mr. Man is making okonomiyaki right before your eyes!

Mr. Man is making okonomiyaki right before your eyes!

Long line, because it takes awhile for okonomiyaki to cook.

Long line, because it takes awhile for okonomiyaki to cook.

Waffles from Fugetsudo.  Light, sweet, and full of flavor.

Waffles from Fugetsudo. Light, sweet, and full of flavor.

Chirashi!

Chirashi!


There’s nothing like a home cooked meal!

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

Our dinner was served in a bento style place setting.

Our dinner was served in a bento style place setting.

Home cooked meal for 2!

Home cooked meal for 2!


Tokyo! (Day 13)

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.

 

Checking in...

Checking in...

Hahah..caught this guy wearing silver glitter shoes!?

Hahah..caught this guy wearing silver glitter shoes!?

 

Ice cream on demand!

Ice cream on demand!

Japan never fails to impress w/novelty drinks

Japan never fails to impress w/novelty drinks

All smiles...

All smiles...

 

Famous ramen joint @ Roppongi crossing

Famous ramen joint @ Roppongi crossing

Japanese deserts after dinner

Japanese desserts after dinner

 

Creme puff shell w/green tea ice cream & azuki beans

Creme puff shell w/green tea ice cream & azuki beans


What’s for lunch?!

Umm, how about a Hello Kitty bento box!  For more cute bento

creations, please visit E-charaben

Hello Kitty Bento