Saturday, November 26, 2011

foodie couple of days

jouvencelle (2) Tuesday was Ii fufu no hi, Satoshi brought home some sweets from Jouvencelle.

A matcha daifuku (matcha cake with matcha cream, whipped cream wrapped with a thin mochi) and a persimmon cake (fluffy cake with cinnamony cream, whipped cream then covered with kaki (persimmon)

Both were delicious, thank you Satoshi!

minoo (2) Wednesday was a national holiday, Kinro Kansha no hi (Labor Thanksgiving Day)

The weather was forecasted for rain, but the autumn leaves were apparently at its peak...what to do?!

Since we woke to a rather sunny morning, we got out and about early and walked to Saikoji.

minoo (3) It was a mixed bag, some trees were bright red, others were still green.

Kinda weird this year probably because the weather has been weird.

minoo (28) Some of the trees around the Kanon at Benzaiten, had turned red, but for the most part everything was still green.

minoo (11) We walked to the falls but were very disappointed because all the trees around the falls were still green if not brown...boo!

To "cheer" ourselves up, we decided to have some coffee and something sweet and popped in at Hashimoto-tei.

I tried their buttercream cake. I didn't see the small print in the showcase which said "rum raisin"...the cake was filled with rum soaked raisins...which totally over-powered the whole cake, you couldn't even taste the buttercream...blah.

minoo (14) Satoshi still hungry after his cheesecake and coffee, decided to try the yuzu croquette.

It was good, there were bits of yuzu peel here and there, but the majority of the croquette was potato...130 yen.

pupu For dinner, I made some kinpira gobo and spinach goma-ae.

I also used some leftover boneless fried chicken sticks to make some "sushi".

Just nori, freshly cooked rice, lettuce and chicken...no other seasonings.

We dipped these into a tonkatsu-mayo sauce.

Again, Satoshi, who doesn't care for chicken, gave it a thumbs-up!

savory millefeuille for dinner Thursday the weather turned wintry...the wind was icy.

Thank goodness the sun came out for the most part of the day.

Dinner was a repeat of savory mille feuille...this time I added eringi, gobo and eggplant to the pork and chinese cabbage. As well as kim chee.

What have you been enjoying?

14 comments:

Rowena... said...

An awesome foodathon (or so it seems) as always. Love the idea of the chicken sushi and of course savory mille feuille is always good!

jalna said...

Will all the green leaves eventually turn red, just later?

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K and S said...

Thanks Rowena, foodathons are the reason why I cannot seem to lose the weight.. :0

Actually not all will turn red, Jalna, but the ones that are supposed to haven't yet :(

Thanks Anon, your blog looks fabulous!

Take care everyone.
Kat

Rowena... said...

I should also add that the eringi ragu with pasta tonight was a winner! Keep up the easy recipes as I am almost always wanting make myself nuts and throw down the gauntlet when it comes to cooking.

K and S said...

ooh glad it was a hit Rowena :) I love anything that doesn't take much energy and can be "whipped" up in less than 30 minutes.

Take care.
Kat

Japan Australia said...

Wet and Rainy here today, so a day to be indoors. I love the Autumn leaves in Japan and the colours are so vivid and amazing :)

Japan Australia

K and S said...

hopefully we'll be able to check out more places J-A!

Take care.
Kat

K said...

Yum looks delicious!

K and S said...

Thanks K!

Take care.
Kat

Deb in Hawaii said...

You have the best foodie days. ;-) Love the autumn leaves pictures.

K and S said...

Thanks Deb :)

Take care.
Kat

Barbara said...

a nice foodie day kat.

K and S said...

Thanks Barbara :)

Take care.
Kat