Tuesday, December 12, 2017

spiced mixed nuts

was reminded by @shewhoeats post that I needed to make a batch of @davidlebovitz spice mixed nuts...let the holiday snacking begin❤︎ ・ ・ ・ #spicemixednuts #davidlebovitz #snack #nuts #pretzels #osaka #japan #ナッツ #プレッツェル #おつまみ #大阪 Back in 2014, I tried David Lebovitz's recipe for Spiced Mixed Nuts.

I had used coconut oil then, but didn't like the end result...

Recently, I re-tried it and this time used butter and added pretzels like his recipe instructs...so delicious!

I am thinking to make a small batch again soon...

Monday, December 11, 2017

takibi bakery stollen

@takibibakery stollen morning❤︎ ・ ・ ・ #シュトーレン #柿 #ヨーグルト #かぼちゃの種 #珈琲 #nakayamacoffeeroastery #takibibakery #stollen #persimmon #yogurt #pumpkinseed #coffee #osaka #japan #chillchill #almond #blackbean #soy #powder #アーモンド #黒豆 #きな粉 We recently started eating our stollen from Takibi Bakery.

The type I had purchased before had marzipan in the middle.

This one had lots of chestnut chunks in it.

Love!

p.s. on Saturday, we had a little dusting of snow on the mountains...brr!

Saturday, December 09, 2017

udon bo

1st time trying udon bo’s olive pork tsukemen❤︎delicious with lots of ginger ・ ・ ・ #オリーブ豚のつけ麺 #うどん棒 #大阪 #西梅田 #udonbo #olivepork #tsukemen #udon #osaka #japan #latergram Recently tried Udon Bo.

Their main shop is in Takamatsu, Shikoku and they also have a shop in Umeda (Osaka).

There is always a line for this place but the seating moves fast.

They ask you to pre-order when you stand in line and when you are seated, your order comes out piping hot.

Satoshi had their curry udon while I chose the Olive Pork Tsukemen.

Thinly sliced pork belly, the pork is raised in Shodoshima, which is known for olives.

The soup is shoyu based rich and garnished with slightly fried eggplant, thinly sliced ginger, green onion and sesame seeds.

Satoshi said his curry was super spicy, but super delicious...boy, was he perspiring like crazy!

I really enjoyed my choice, though I want to try their cold noodles next time.

We'll be back.

Udon Bo
Osaka Ekimae Dai-San Building B2F
Umeda, Osaka
Phone: 06.6458.5518
Hours: 11:00-21:00 (Weekdays), 11:00-20:00 (Saturdays), 11:00-16:00 (Sundays)

Friday, December 08, 2017

smart coffee

Untitled Have been wanting to try Smart Coffee for some time now and finally got to a couple of weeks ago.

They are well known for their hot cakes, but I ordered their egg sandwich.

Most egg sandwiches in Japan are the boiled egg with mayo type...egg salad, but the type we usually see in Kansai is a warm omelette type.

This was delicious.

A little dashi (stock) in the egg while making the omelette and butter on the bread.

I really enjoyed their coffee too.

I want to try their lunch menu next...I'll be back.

Smart Coffee
537 Teramachi-Sanjo
Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Phone: 075.231.6547
Hours: 8:00-19:00

Thursday, December 07, 2017

patisserie s

Untitled A couple of weeks back, I went to try Patisserie S.

While the cake (chocolat classique) that I tried was rich and delicious, I thought their customer service was rather cold and kind of robot-like.

Dunno that I would go back.

Patisserie S
300-1 Takatsuji-dori, Kannon Muromachi Shijo 1F
Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
Phone: 075.361.5521
Hours: 11:00-19:00
Closed Wednesdays & Thursdays

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

anzu shiso fuumi

tohoku fair❤︎ ・ ・ ・ #いぶりがっこ #あんずしそ風味#米沢牛 #弁当 #海峡サーモン #青森 #山形 #秋田 #きむらや #刈谷食品 #阪急梅田本店 #大阪 #departmentstore #hankyu #umeda #tohokufair #yamagata #akita #kohakudo #琥珀堂 #yonezawabeef #kaikyosalmon #apricot #perilla #smoked #daikon Recently Hankyu Department Store had a Tohoku fair.

We picked up some bento for dinner (Yonezawa beef for me and salmon for Satoshi), iburigakko and anzu shiso fuumi.

If you recall, the iburigakko is a smoked pickle from Akita.

The anzu shiso fuumi (literally means perilla flavored apricot) and is a sweet-sour pickle/jam of sorts.

The taste reminds me of prune mui, a preserve we have in Hawaii.

We first tried this in Aomori, and reconnected with it at the fair.

This version is made by Kariya Shokuhin from Akita.

The owner, Mr Kariya, was a very friendly and good salesman.

Untitled So far, we've eaten it as is with breakfast and also chopped it up and added it to yogurt.

These apricot are also grown by Mr Kariya and he makes these with honey and shiso (perilla).

I think the syrup might be good on ice cream or pancakes.

What are you enjoying these days?

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

pb m&m's

stores have finally brought pb m&m’s to this part of the world❤︎ ・ ・ ・ #ピーナツバター #大阪 #kaldi #plaza #peanutbutter #mandms #osaka #japan #エムアンドエムズ #よしや I really like peanut butter.

But, it can be hard to find here because it isn't too popular.

So, I was really stoked to find some stores bringing in Peanut Butter M&M's...whoo.

I think I've bought 10 of these single serving bags already...eep!