Saturday, August 09, 2008

foodie couple of days

The other night Satoshi had a party to attend to for the Hyatt. I think everyone received this "goodie bag"--pancake mix, maple syrup, darjeeling tea, herb tea & a black insulated bag for lunches. Can't wait to make the pancakes, though I want to serve it with bacon. I want to try making candied bacon. Got the idea from Kathy's blog.

The other day I had a lesson at Starbucks. Since the lesson was in the morning I had a muffin with my coffee. This is their soy milk banana muffin. I'm glad they heated this up, it was really dry. Can you imagine how it would have been if it were straight out of their refrigerated case? I don't think they use the actual fruit, just banana flavoring. I think if they used the fruit it would have been moist. Oh and the big slice of banana on top was a banana chip.

The Japanese love to shorten words. It gets to the point where they themselves don't know what the actual word is or means...yipes! A donut shop equivalent to Dunkin Donuts is MisDo (short for Mister Donut). I usually don't frequent this place, but had a craving for donuts, so this was the only place (unless you live in Tokyo where they have Krispy Kreme and Doughnut Planet) to get a donut fix. I got the double matcha ring & coconut chocolate donut.

The matcha ring was soft, chewy. I think they use the holes from the other donuts to make this. This one had just enough sweetness.

The coconut one was a cake donut. Kind of dry but the coconut on the outside was delicious.

Did you all watch the opening ceremony of the Olympics? I cannot believe that I watched it from beginning to end. Well, actually I cheated, since we have a two screen television, I had it on, but surfed and watched other things on the other half while I waited for them to light the torch almost 3 hours after the ceremonies started!

Hope your weekend is going well, it is Saturday here but Satoshi is working.


Le Flâneur Novice said...

Hello Kat :)

I found your blog from FoodBuzz (by that cute cappucino cup:)

Japan has always been an adorable country to me. Hope to visit there someday :)
Just dropped in to say hi.

Best wishes from Istanbul,

K and S said...

Thanks for stopping by Banu! I hope you get a chance to visit Japan soon :) I have never been to Istanbul but would like to be able to visit your country someday!

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

The matcha donut is very interesting looking. I watched the whole opening ceremony too (well while reading a book anyway--I have a short attention span!) it was pretty incredible.

K and S said...

That opening ceremony was so long, Deb! Satoshi was nodding off towards the end :) (was already 1:30am when it finished!)