Featured Image: Night sea in Kamakura, the foam on top of the waves was glowing with an awesome electric blue hue. No camera could capture that view.
You know, my main goal since I came here, is to try every silly food that exists. It’s the country of infinite possibilities! Also, after a quick experimentation session I decided that (apart from maccha that will always have a special space in my heart and stomach) my favourite flavour is kurogoma(黒ゴマ － black sesame). Subsequently, I started using kurogoma oil in pretty much every dish I cook at home.
Also, I tried to cook a traditional Greek dish with green beans the other day, you know? Ah, didn’t work out well. The beans that I bought at the supermarket had the correct colour, correct shape, correct texture – but they were not the normal green beans! It was soy beans, the ones that Japanese grill and eat while drinking alcohol. You cannot eat the outside part, so my whole dish was ruined, it was a disaster. Meh, they do say that ‘as long as you live, you learn’.
Kurogoma icecream. Such in interesting color selection for icecream!
The famous maccha tiramisu in momiji, Kamakura. If it’s too crowded, you can always buy some takeout dorayaki
Abura ramen. In these chain shops every bowl size costs the same. I ordered the biggest and I couldn’t finish it in any way
Maccha ice cream in Harajukuuuuuu
Man actually comes from China, but the Japanese love it, so it’s provided in a million different flavours. This is pizzaman.
japanese wakashi (traditional sweets) – minimal presentation and balanced flavour
guracha snack omiyage from kansai
Takoyaki from the takoyaki museum in odaiba. It even has a tako shrine!
Vietnamese sween from beans. The texture is powderish and it is not so sweet, but is excellent with tea
Greek traditional food with green beans and tomato sauce (fasolakia) accompanied by salmon maki sushi
kurogoma taiyaki, I said it’s my new favourite, right?
I found greek chocolate (love you ION) in a lawson!
coconut biscuits, perfect as an afternoon snack in the lab
Caesar salad with avocado and spaghetti with eggplants
pachi pachi paniku! those soda caramels pop in your mouth (oh, and if japanese people give it to you without explaining, the element of surprise at it’s finest)
First attempt of homemade miso soup – I had no nori so I used green onion and parsley (foreigner fail!)
Ichiryu ramen in shibuya. The first time that I ordered karai-ramen and the dish was actually spicy!
4 flavoured pizza from pizza hat (not as bad as I expected it to be)
The japanese usually eat grilled soy beans while drinking
Italian ice cream with 1.sakura, 2.lemon tart flavours from Venus port in Odaiba
Kit Kat! Top: Rum and Raisins. Bottom: Japanese Sake
Tabehodai with yakiniku. Pay a certain amount and eat as much as you want for two hours. IT’S PARADISE
Red bean paste jelly sweet. Actually, it was fun eating in, with that slimy texture
Driving schools or mobile companies usually give out those snacks for free. A lot of different flavours, one verdict – untasty
Tempura in Kamakura. Worth it!
meiji maccha cookies – oh my god I’m addicted
Some kind of pork donburi, I really didn’t like it, too much fat in the meat
Sashimi plate and beers in Aobadai
Finally, let’s hear what Yotsuba (from Yotsubato!) has to say about Taiyaki.
I personally conclude that the only reason the taiyaki shop went bankrupt was because of bad management – Taiyaki is soooooo much better than pudding.
What about this week’s stuck song?
Hydrogen Sea – Beating Heart (Always thankful to Suicide Sheep for the music he introduces us to)
Chocolate is good, and so are comics.
There are times that I am tired, anxious, frustrated
– a thirsty vampire in short (sth like–>>>) –
so much, that I desperately ask for a miracle to happen and help me pull myself together. Because I can’t. Can’t do it. Nope. Come and pull me, I can’t move. The stars are not in position for this tribute! Stars!… Can’t do it… Not today.
The doorbell rings, but I can’t bother to open. I finally do it -utter curiosity, that’s the one thing that beats boredom- and a strange package appears.