Tag Archives: Japan

Bento Time!

5 Apr


I saw this Bento box the other day that had fruit that was is in cutout shapes and snagged up that idea! I think I’ll get some cute cutlery or toothpicks over the weekend to maximize the fun lunch experience!


Dinner was so good I saw stars!

9 Feb

I felt like getting a quick and cute dinner together. I bought the star cookie cutters 2 months ago and I just used them today for the first time. When I saw them I knew exactly what I wanted from them.

Dinner consists of a rice, with a rolled egg omelette with Garlic chives, steamed Chinese broccoli that was pan fried with garlic, ginger, a tablespoon of soy sauce, and a dash of sesame oil.


Tamago Yaki with Garlic Chives

4 Feb

Cooked up some Tamago Yaki today with my special Tamago Yaki Omlette pan. The pan is square and pretty pointless outside of making rolled pan fried items.  Took a while to make but I it was worth the wait.

I made it with:

2 eggs
mirin (Sweet Sake)
soy sauce
Dashi (Dried Fish stock)
Garlic Chives (Fresh from the Farmers Market)

I have not made one of these in very long time. Thank to Sa-chan and Yu-chan for teaching me how to make these when we lived together.  There were some really handy tricks that I thankfully didn’t forget.

Previous engagements….

2 Feb

There have most definitely been past loves that have stood the test of time and I look back them with fond memories and many thanks to my past self’s for-sight for having the sense of mind to snap a photo.

You have seen this picture on the main page, but I thought it would be a great injustice not give the full view of this dessert bomb that was dropped on me while traveling to visit a friend in Kyoto, Japan.

I had no idea that this dessert heifer was coming my way when I ordered it. I still remember the way they served it with a cute little metal pour,  like you might see milk served with for coffee. Only it was filled with a delicate green tea sweet syrup that I poured all over my amistu dessert. You can see  a little bit of it on the banana. One of the best I ever had.

I really wish I could have remembered the location it was served at, but we were visiting so many temples in this temple town I can’t remember which one that it was near. If you ever find yourself in Kyoto, there are several tea shops to enjoy these at so I recommend doing just that.