It is the last day of July. There were so many things I wanted to post about, but didn't get around to, so here is a round-up of what we have been eating/drinking this summer:
There was spam fried rice.
Fanta puru puru shaker: this gelatinous soda is the only type of soda that you need to shake before drinking. I wasn't too impressed with these. The orange one tasted like Airborne and the grape one was grape-y, but wasn't even purple!
Salads: orzo with cashews, wheatberry with pumpkin seeds & chinese chicken salad.
Starbuck's shaken lemon passion tea--a tart and refreshing way to cool off.
Dean & Deluca's Super Premium Ice Cream--I actually tried these before summer. Sicilian Pistachio & Californian Strawberry. Both were good, smooth, but I wish there was "stuff" in it.
Ciao Bella's hazelnut gelato--delicious.
Fauchon's cafe latte, milk tea, earl grey ice cream & millefeuille tea. I really liked the cafe latte (black) and milk tea (pink). The earl grey ice cream and millefeuille (gold) tea were just too sweet.
Even though the Fanta shakers were a bomb, A & W root beer wasn't...I hadn't had this in ages! With the heat, I have been craving for fizz and sugar.
These two new beverages from Kirin: Confiture au lait (Milk jam espresso)--creamy delicious and Caramel au lait (salt butter caramel)--if you like salted butter caramels this drink is an interesting, but delicious approach to it.
We've also been eating spicy foods: curry and mabo nasu tofu. When I make mabo tofu, I usually also add some nasu (eggplant) in there. Instant keema curry with ground cashews. 2-curry lunch from Cafe Ata, a cafe in our shopping arcade.
There was also some matcha...bouchee by Kobe Fugetsudo, warabi mochi by Chikujian, matcha yokan by Sasayaiori & matcha latte by Fred's Cafe.
Whew...so, what have you been eating/drinking to keep cool?
p.s. The house right across our lanai is finished. I was shocked to see someone looking out the window one day. The other week, the man of the house and his son came to introduce themselves. They brought a small gift. In Japan, you are supposed to go over to introduce yourself when you are new, but this custom is near obsolete and most people do not know their neighbors.
p.p.s. Oh, remember I sent in my passport for re-newal? Well, I got the new one yesterday, talk about speedy...I think it may rain because my passport was so speedy, but I'm secretly hoping it will snow....