Friday, I met up with Tamakikat. She had been wanting to check out IKEA, so we caught the free shuttle out of Sannomiya and grabbed some lunch in their restaurant before checking out the store.
I had the veggie hamburger, which the cook reminded me was "not made of meat"...it was very dry, thank goodness for gravy! with some bottled water it was a reasonable but overall tasteless lunch...739 yen (about US$7.39). At least we had nice conversation.
After checking out the store, we headed back to Kobe and walked to Chocolat Republic to have some dessert.
Their menu noted a cake set, but in actuality, it was just the price of your cake plus the price of your drink. Only if you ordered a cake over 400 yen would they take off 50 yen off the total price.
In Japan, usually a cake set would give you the drink or cake at a cheaper price, rather than a la carte prices.
We ended up having their creme brulee chou & a cafe latte...750 yen (about US$7.50).
We enjoyed the chou, especially the nicely burnt caramel on top.
Since Tamakikat had some time, I dragged her along while I checked out Le Dimanche to pick up something for my lunch on Saturday.
I chose the zucchini, eggplant & anchovy tartine and the baked curry bread...483 yen (about US$4.83).
I've had this baked curry bread before, a chewy baguette outside and curry filling inside...both were delicious!
I also dragged her around the corner to La Pierre Blanche where I picked up nougat & chocolate caviar...610 yen (about US$6.10)
The nougat was tough, not chewy at all. I rather have it on the chewy side. I loved all the nuts in it though (almonds, hazelnuts & pistachios).
And the chocolate caviar was dark and delicious.
Thanks for a great day Tamakikat!