Friday, June 11, 2010

ukeian

Another item we found in Kanazawa were sweets made from the eggs of the ukkokei (silkie bantam).

This chicken's feathers are supposed to feel silky which is why they are named such and its eggs are supposedly the top rank in Japan.

The egg yolks are so rich and dense that you can pick them up whole with chopsticks!

We got the slice of castella (sponge cake) 242 yen (about US$2.42) each.

This was rich, not too sweet...mmm!

And the custard pudding...420 yen (about US$4.20) each.

Again, rich and delicious.

I can see why the eggs and chicken are prized in Japan.

Ukeian
JR Kanazawa Omiyage Annex

p.s. this ends my posts on Ishikawa prefecture, back to the kitchen I go! Have a nice weekend!

13 comments:

kirbie said...

The eggs sound so interesting!

Rowena... said...

Gourmet eggs is what I'm thinking. Are they easy to find at the supermarket or is this only a specialty item at high end grocers? I wanna raise ukkokei in my yard!

K and S said...

Thanks Kirbie :)

Nah they don't sell the eggs in the markets, I think you gotta go to the source (the farm) to get them Rowena, and be prepared to pay about US$35 for 10!

Take care you two.
Kat

Michelle said...

I haven't been on your blog (or my own blog for that matter) in so long! They look yummy. $35 for 10 eggs are pretty pricey! Glad you had a fun time.

momijitomitsukoshi said...

Thanks for sharing all your wonderous food adventures. I've loved seeing all this different food. Only wish I could taste some of it (all of it, actually) too....

Debinhawaii said...

You ate so many wonderful things on this trip. Love the bright, buttery color of that pound cake. ;-)

K and S said...

Thanks Michelle :)

I hope you get a chance to come back soon Momiji :)

Debinhawaii, the yolks here in Japan seem to be bright yellow or orange :)

Take care everyone.
Kat

Rick said...

I just went to a house last week that had some nice chickens in the garden. The Realtor showed us the various eggs the different chickens laid. I wish I took a picture of the eggs! Here's my picture of the fancy rooster. http://picplz.com/VwN.jpg

K and S said...

I've seen on some blogs bluish greenish colored egg shells Rick, I think it depends on what they eat.

Take care.
Kat

Barbara said...

A new store has opened in our shopping mall. It reminds me of a little pastry shop near my hotel in Tokyo. You have a tray and tongs and go along the line serving yourself and they parcel it up at the end. Just into a bag, not like in Tokyo where they wrapped it beautifully with a ribbon. Today I bought some white custard that came in little glass jars. I wanted the jars more than the food.

K and S said...

I am guilty of buying sweets for their containers too Barbara :)

Take care.
Kat

Su-Lin said...

I love the look of Japanese cakes and desserts - they always look so perfect! These really highlight the yellowness of the yolk!

K and S said...

Thanks Su-Lin, yolks in Japan are bright orange or bright yellow :)

Take care.
Kat