Sunday, January 17, 2010

foodie friday in kobe

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" 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!


KirkK said...

Oh my Kat - Most fake meat..... unfortunately seems to taste exactly like real cardboard... ;o)

jalna said...

What a wonderfully yummy day you had!

K and S said...

I think you are right Kirk :)

Thanks Jalna :)

Take care you two.

Deb in Hawaii said...

A fun foodie day. That tartine looks delicious as does the chocolate caviar. ;-)

K and S said...

Hope to recreate that tartine, it was delicious Debinhawaii :)

Take care.

Tamakikat said...

Hi Kat,

that vege pattie looks even worse 2nd time around. Just as well we had some yummy things to chase it with.


Rowena said...

The cook reminded you that the veggie burger was not made of meat? I giggled at that one. Ikea food is only ever tastes good when you are super starving after having walked miles around their maze-like floor plan. My stomach is satisfied but my tastebuds go "meh".

K and S said...

I'm glad we got some decent dessert afterwards TK, even if there was confusion over their "cake set".

I guess they've had complaints over the "burger" Rowena ;) I guess next time we'll have to go through the maze before lunch...

Take care you two.