Thursday, October 13, 2011

things I'm liking (disliking)

While I like being able to get Illy coffee in a can, I'm not liking that this one was too sweet for my liking.

And that this one, with no sugar added, was way too bitter for my liking. Even Satoshi, who drinks his coffee black said, "whoa?! that is bitter"

I'm liking this exhibit, a huge Hermès Kelly bag in which you can go inside to see how it feels to be inside the bag.

I didn't get to check it out but it looked kinda fun, don't you think?! (by the way that is a real security dude standing next to it, looks like a mannequin, yeah?!)

The cheeseburger from Ferdinand, this had lots of different "stuff" in it...I think there was a demi-glace sauce, ketchup, relish, lettuce, mayo and cheese besides the burger.

Messy for sure, but really delicious.

Love toro-salmon. Toro is usually the term used for the fatty belly of tuna but in recent years it is used for the same area on salmon.

We recently checked out a new kaiten (conveyor belt) sushi place in Minoo and I had a plate of toro salmon among other items...yum!

My cousin once ragged on me for eating only salmon at the sushi shops, "to each his own" I say!

Gianduja chocolates from the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong from my host-sister.

She and her family recently went to Hong Kong Disneyland and this was her omiyage (souvenir) that she brought back for us.

Gianduja (hazelnut) ganache covered with white, milk and dark chocolates. I ate the dark ones and gave Satoshi the bulk of this box. (Thank you!)

Loving these Mariani honey bars...especially the sesame one, it reminded me of Chinese sesame peanut candy only a little softer and a little sweeter.

I thought I should also pass along that the package says they are "gluten & wheat free".

The caramel nougat from La Cure Gourmande was delish!

A soft caramel centered betweeen two pieces of nougat...OM!

And the bolognese udon at Tsurutontan Top Chefs in Daimaru.

The udon was over cooked and a bit too soft for my liking but I liked the idea of using udon for a Western-style dish.

Min Min's shrimp spring roll...these were stuffed with glass noodles, veggies and good!

What have you been enjoying?


KirkK said...

You've been eating real well, Kat!

Rona Y said...

Min Min!!! I miss Min Min's karaage and chahan! :-( Where is La Cure Gourmande located? It will have to go on my list if I ever get back to Japan. . .

K and S said...

thanks Kirk :)

Unfortunately Rona, La Cure Gourmande is in Paris/France, sorry :(

Take care you two.

K said...

Yum, everything looks delicious!

Lately I've been eating everything pumpkin, haha.

Japan Australia said...

The cheeseburger from Ferdinand looks really good and almost sounds like a gourmet burger with those ingredients :)

Japan Australia

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

I think I'm turning a little green with envy seeing all your fabulous food finds! I'd have to pass on the canned coffee, too :)

K and S said...

ooh yeah it's your season for pumpkin K! :)

Thanks J-A, I wish they added a little more burger though :)

Thanks Lizzy :)

Take care everyone!

jalna said...

What variety! Everything looks so yummy!