Tuesday, December 20, 2011

things I'm liking

yamaya Well, there was no snow this weekend, not even a flurry, but the wind was fahreezing cutting through everything and anything you were wearing...still hoping for a white Christmas, though I know Satoshi is not.

So many things to post, so little time, so I'm putting them all in a "things I'm liking" post...starting off with the 400 grams of La Mere Poulard's chocolate chip cookies. Not liking that it is 100 grams less than her buttery sables, those are 500 grams.

Kinda liking Italy's Crik Crok chips...while I liked the flavor, the texture reminded me of crunchy Pringles and there was just way too much salt.

anri The kinoko tartine from Anri...a fourth of a baguette slathered with white sauce, lots of mushrooms and cheese.

meiji Earlier this year, I tried the chocolate kakinotane which Kameda and Meiji collaborated on, this time they added almonds.

I would have enjoyed this more had the almonds been covered with chocolate too, seemed out of place.

maisen (2) Maisen's tamatoro menchikatsu pocket sandwich...whew, a mouthful to say.

Tamatoro is a shortening and fusing of two words: tamago (egg) torori (oozy)

Menchikatsu is a hamburger deep fried

Even though this sandwich was sitting out, the egg was still oozy.

This sandwich was huge, delicious and only 399 yen. (I would've liked a little veg in there but it probably would have made things a bit soggy)

DSC09089 Love socks with toes (not exactly sure what they call them in English).

I heard that they keep your feet warmer than regular socks because each toe is covered, kind of like gloves for your hands.

Oh and if you happen to have athlete's foot (I don't) it is perfect for keeping each toe from touching each other and spreading germs...

MUJI sells these socks that are made in Japan.

tabio (2) Another company, Tabio sells socks with toes that are made in Japan too.

I didn't know this but sock making is a large industry in Nara prefecture, Tabio and MUJI's socks are made there.

The pink socks are a perfect style for wearing ballet type flats.

keiths Keith's chocolate chip and macadamia nut cookies. We received these from my parents and have been enjoying them with coffee. (thank you!)

It looks like there are quite a bit of crumbs at the bottom of the bag, which I'm looking forward to sprinkling on ice cream.

happyhippo Kinder's Happy Hippo Cacao...a wafer filled with milk creme and hazelnut creme.

Delicious and cute.

gingercrunch Gingerbread crunch by The Cookie Kitchen, we also received these from my parents.

Be careful, don't break a tooth, these are kinda on the hard side, the spices are so festive. (thank you!)

dentelles La Mere Poulard's crepes dentelles...thin thin wafers rolled into a little stick of sorts then covered with milk chocolate.

These stay very crisp because of the chocolate...yum!

antenor And lastly, Antenor's black sesame pudding.

Not very aesthetic but very delicious, nutty from the sesame.

Bummed that they used a plastic bowl though.

What have you been enjoying?!


Anonymous said...

Boy does that Antenor's black sesame pudding look good. I would love to be able to try that.

Dennis K. said...

Wow Maisen's Menchi Pocket looks intense... I only had their regular rosu katsu teishoku once at a fancy depachika.

jalna said...

Neat post! I would love to try that tartine.

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - That hippo is too cute!

Kathy YL Chan said...

That kinoko tartine looks so good!! Would love to try remake something like that at home...:)

genkitummy said...

You always find the coolest things! That hippo wafer is so cute! And that fried hamburger "Tamatoro" looks good!

K and S said...

Hope you can visit Japan soon Anon :)

I've never had their teishoku's Dennis, but they make some good katsu :)

Thanks Jalna :)

I wish I bought more Kirk :)

hope you try it Kathy, would like to hear what you think of it :)

aw thanks Genki :)

Take care everyone!

Japan Australia said...

Some great things, Kat! I love the socks with toes but can't seem to find my size anywhere :(

Rowena... said...

Yay Mere Poulard! You have/had a nice stash going there but ditto on the Crik Crok...bleh...salty for real.

K and S said...

Hope you can find your size, J-A!

I think those Crik Crok could be better if they lessen their salt, Rowena.

Take care.

K said...

Great roundup of photos! The chocolate covered kakinotane look so tasty!

K and S said...

love the sweet-salty combo K :)

Take care.

gaijinwife said...

five-toed ballet-flat socks!! Who new. I have loads of the ballet flat socks but have seen five toed ones before. Must keep my eyes peeled next time.

K and S said...

I've bought some from COPO and Tutuanna, Gaijinwife, though I think these are made in China.

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Wow! That's a lot of good stuff to like. ;-) That kinoko tartine looks delicious and I love the hippo--so cute!

K and S said...

Too many maybe Deb:)

Take care.