Sharing my thoughts, experiences, and special moments with you!

Posts tagged “mitsuwa

Asian Snacks, With Funny Names (continued)

Every time I stroll down the snack aisle @ Mitsuwa, I always chuckle at all the funny snack names.  Here’s one that was just plain silly.


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!