Tuesday, March 10, 2009

odds & ends

Cleaning out some photos from my computer...there are just not enough days in a month to blog about everything...

Soy milk cheesecake by Yamaki in Ikeda. The patissier studied under Gerard Mulot. This was fluffy, light...delicious.

A stroopwafel covered with milk chocolate by Cake Box Cafe...ooey gooey goodness.

The rice flour donut from Mister Donut. Covered with arare (rice cracker) bits. The bits were stale and the donut very chewy, like mochi (rice cake), I think I'll stick to the regular donuts.

Goulibeur's Broye du Poitou Gallete, a rich butter cookie.

Berry's pudding roll. A slice of flan inside of a swiss roll...very different, Satoshi said it was delicious.

Sushi party platter from Carrefour...the rice was a bit dry but the fish was good. And for 1380 yen (about US$13.80) it was a great buy. I think there were 12 pieces or 14 pieces.

Prunotto's Italian chestnuts with strawberries and some yogurt. I put some yogurt onto a paper towel to take out some of the moisture then spooned some of the chestnuts which were soaked in lemon and honey, and added some sliced strawberries. It was a nice dessert.

Tofu chige, using the kim chee chige recipe substituting the meat with tofu..I used a grilled tofu. It was spicy and delicious.

Loacker, an Italian brand, Noir tortina, a hazelnut cookie covered with gianduja & dark chocolate.

Haagen Dazs' newest flavor, blueberry cheesecake...blueberry compote, vanilla ice cream, cream cheese and cookie...I was hoping it would taste more like cheesecake but it was more vanilla ice cream with a hint of cream cheese.

Earl grey croissant. I loved the earl grey flavor, it wasn't bitter and there was a sweet glaze.

Byron Bay's fig and pecan cookies. These are addicting and reduced fat too.

Kobutaman by Four-rue. Kobuta means piglet and butaman is a type of pork bun. The butaman that I usually find at the convenience stores use a lot of dried shiitake in their filling. But I really liked this version. It used a lot of kikurage (wood ear) and 5 spice. Plus it was really cute. The eyes were black beans.

Boba tea by Azumi. It said naicha on the side but it also said it was an autumnal darjeeling assam blend. I liked the tapioca too, nice and chewy.

16 comments:

Su-Lin said...

That piglet pork bun is the cutest bun I've ever seen!

K and S said...

Thanks Su-Lin, it was delicious too :)

Take care.
Kat

Paz said...

Delightful treats that you're showing us.

I know what you mean. You're so right that there's not enough days to blog about everything. ;-)

Glad you were able to come around to these eventually.

Paz

Jenster said...

I am SO glad I visited your sight after dinner so I don't have to drool all over my keyboard.

Having said that, I really wish I could find a place here that offered earl gray croissants. It sounds like a wonderful combination.

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - This was a super-duper sized post. And that Kobutaman was really cute....

2kamuela47 said...

Kat,
You really live an awesome foodie life. You are so fortunate to find all these interesting items...keep them coming I love reading about your adventures!

Take care and God Bless,
Laura

K and S said...

Thanks Paz!

I hope you get to try earl grey croissants soon Jenster :)

Thanks Kirkk!

Thanks Laura, I am really fortunate and thankful :)

Take care everyone!
Kat

Debinhawaii said...

You are so good at remembering what everything is and where you got it too. I am so bad with that! I am coveting that Earl Gray croissant. The Kobutaman is very cute but almost too real looking in the picture. I think it might make me sad to eat it. ;-)

K and S said...

Thanks Deb, I actually take notes to remember :)

Take care.
Kat

Rowena said...

Odds and ends looks like a whole stash of stuff! See, you are just more diligent with pics...I'm more lax. The Earl grey croissant sounds very interesting...

Kathy said...

"there are just not enough days in a month to blog about everything" -> how very very true! That pudding roll sounds intense ^_^

K and S said...

Nah Rowena, I just have more time than you.

Satoshi loved it Kathy :)

Take care you two.
Kat

Frank said...

That looks really delicious.
Are these normal foods? ;-))
Frank with Kimba

K and S said...

Thanks Frank! not sure what you mean by normal foods though.

Take care.
Kat

Lori said...

Yum, yum, yum...everything looks great!

K and S said...

Thanks Lori everything was delicious :)

Take care.
Kat