Tuesday, December 25, 2007

odds & ends

So many things that I've eaten and haven't posted about!

Kobe's Isuzu Bakery has been in business since 1946, their chocolate france, a tiny french bread filled with milk chocolate and peanuts is great for snack or breakfast.




A rich caramel mousse covered with gooey rich chocolate from Palet d'Or.

Yuzumame, peanuts covered with a light rice cracker, then dusted with yuzu(citron) powder.

Yuzu yokan, a bar of jellied sweet beans and citron. I received this from a fellow blogger, Martin. I answered a quiz that he had on his blog and he sent me this delicious yokan. (Thank you Martin!)

Venchi's Unico, a hazelnut paste and caramel bits covered with a 56% milk chocolate--delicious.

Venchi's Cubigusto, a layer of milk, dark and extra bitter chocolate mixed with almond paste--perfect with coffee in the afternoon.

Shogoin's namayatsuhashi, a thin mochi (rice cake) that is flavored with nikkei (cinnamon).

best of 2007
And lastly, Zorra & Sandra are hosting a huge event.

Send them your favorite recipe of 2007! The whole thing will be round-up here. Check back on December 31st, they should have everything listed. To find out more info about the event, check out Zorra or Sandra's blogs.

Thanks Zorra & Sandra!

12 comments:

Chien said...

Hi, yuzumame sure sounds delicious and hopefully I can find them at one of the Japanese supermarkets when I go back to Singapore in 2 weeks’ time.

Thank you again for such a brilliant blog!

creampuff said...

What a lovely assortment of treats, Kat! Happy Holidays!

BB.Boy said...

Good...!!!

^ ^

K & S said...

Thanks Chien, I hope you can find them too.

Thanks Creampuff, Happy Holidays to you too.

Thank BB.Boy!

Take care everyone.
Kat

littlehouseonthehill said...

Sounds like a fabulous day to me - chocolate, chai, mochi, and even yuzu! Merry Christmas, you lucky things! :)

K & S said...

Oh gosh, Littlehouseonthehill, these weren't eaten in one day, though I probably could...

Merry Christmas!

Take care.
Kat

Martin J Frid said...

Hi there, happy holidays! You have gotten quite a collection of suberb sweets... Happy to hear you liked the yuzu (citron) yokan from Saitama, Japan.

I'm just back from a hotspring trip back up there. There were fruit orchards on the way back to the train station, and I had a great treat, enjoying the yuzu picked fresh of a tree...

Nature's blessings..

K & S said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip, Martin! Especially being able to pick fresh yuzu :)

Happy Holidays to you too.
Take care.
Kat

Jann said...

My mouth is watering -which one was your favorite?

K & S said...

They were all very good, Jann, I don't think I could choose...

Take care.
Kat

Jen said...

Oh my!! i haven't had a choco france in YEARS...could be a decade!!! SO jealous!! Now you're making me all excited about going back to japan next year!!

K & S said...

You gotta come back soon then, Jen!

Take care.
Kat