Saturday, May 17, 2008

kiri

Ever since the butter shortage, I've switched to cream cheese for my morning toast.

At the supermarket, 6 slices of cream cheese are about 298 yen (about US$2.98) or 49.6 yen per pat. The other week while shopping at the gourmet supermarket, they had a 10 pack for 375 yen (about US$3.75) or about 37.5 yen per pat...I picked up two boxes.

I've also found a good wheat bread made by Takaki bakery. It is there "ishigama" (stone oven) line. There are only 4 slices in a bag for 273 yen (about US$2.73) (in Japan, most breads do not have more than 6 slices).

With the shortage of butter, most bakeries have turned to using margarine or shortening, but they don't use margarine or shortening to make this bread, they use olive oil.

8 comments:

2kamuela47 said...

Cute cream cheese boxes.

K & S said...

thanks Laura!

Take care.
Kat

OkiHwn said...

By the way, you want some of that bacon I sent before? Get special on it now. Anything else? Mayo?

K & S said...

Yes, please!

Thank you, Nate!
take care.
Kat

Lori said...

That wheat toast looks wonderful! I actually like cream cheese better than butter, so that shot makes my mouth water! :)

K & S said...

Lori,
It's nice to know that I'm making people drool with my photos :)

Take care.
Kat

number said...

This is a nice blog. I like it!

K & S said...

thanks Number.

Take care.
Kat