So many photos backlogged, not enough time to post about each and every one, so I'm putting them into one long post...
Some sweets from Shogetsudo, these were eaten the day after the earthquake when we needed some kibun tenkan.
Found rolled oats here, made by Nisshoku, same company I found these oats by.
Cha-no-ka, matcha langue de chats with white chocolate. I'm not a fan of white chocolate but these were delicious. Received them from a lady in French class (Merci!)
White day (March 14) came and went. Satoshi was nice and got me a box of chocolates and this cute card.
I ate the dark chocolates and shared with him the white and milk chocolates.
Love this tuna sandwich from Cascade. There is so much filling than bread (a good thing) and they also put veggies like green beans & corn in there too.
It had been 5 years since I had eaten Esola's cheesecake, in that time, they have closed a shop and now have other "flavors". We tried their matcha and their strawberry.
All were delicious, though we agree that the original is the best.
Not really liking the "American burgers" from McDs. Satoshi tried them all, I just took a bite from each.
There was Texas2 (patty with cheese, bacon & chili), Idaho (patty with cheese, hash brown, mustard sauce & onions), Miami (patty with salsa, tortilla chips & taco meat), Manhattan (patty with swiss cheese, pastrami, lettuce & onions)
Texas2 and Miami were my favs while Satoshi liked Idaho, Texas & Miami.
Sanuki Hime (Sanuki Princess) is the name of a strawberry from Kagawa Prefecture. Sanuki is the old name for this area.
This one was a bit tart but a nice match with bananas and some yogurt for breakfast.
Mochikichi's chocolate covered arare...totally addicting stuff! My host-mom gave me these when we met up for lunch. (Thank you!)
Love how when you slice off the bruised area of a strawberry it looks like polka dots.
For White Day, I bought myself some teas (and salted butter caramels). From Harney & Sons, I got their tag-along tins, these only had 5 tea bags each. I also got the assorted Kusmi Tea bags. If you click on the photo, you can read all the descriptions for each tea.
All are now gone, but all were very delicious!
I loved the tea tags from the Kusmi tea, laminated and sewn onto the muslin tea bag.
Be sure to hold the tea tag above your tea cup when steeping though or you will find a tea puddle on your counter.
We had our own little tea party at home one afternoon, with some sweets from Chikujian and a pot of green tea.
UPDATE: Because of the disaster, and radiation issues, tourism is really down (among other things), I think they were saying 50% down?? It will take many many months for these devastated areas to re-build but each of us can do our share to help. We are trying to eat locally, trying to buy things "made in Japan" and trying to travel to areas that aren't affected.
What are you liking, disliking?