Thursday, July 10, 2014

things I'm liking

IMG_7426 Random things I'm liking...

This bowl for sauce/dressing.

My Twitter friend H sent this to me recently.

It is made by a potter named Shimizu Kumiko, who is with the Maruhachigama in Tamba.

This type of pottery is called Tachikuiyaki. I like the pretty blue glaze. (Thank you!)

IMG_7433 Corn Kim chee Fritters.

Fresh corn, some kim chee, edamame, red bell pepper & some onion added to the fritter batter. So easy and so good (with beer)!

Recipe here

IMG_7462 Daruma maguro, which is apparently the young version of Mebachi maguro.

This piece was super tender. Slicing it for poke (po-kay) was like slicing butter!

This came from Chiba, it was 189 grams for 752 yen. Not bad for local. I'm not sure if it was caught in Chiba or farmed.

Super fresh!

IMG_7441 Andes salt and pepper Doritos...look how "black" these chips are!

Not sure as to how they got them this black but they are really peppery!

IMG_7465 White Belg by Sapporo.

Super fruity with orange peel and coriander.

IMG_6995 Mint candies. I know some people hate this combo, but I love chocolate paired with mint.

Summer is pretty much the only time you see this flavor combo here...

IMG_7305 Haagen-Dazs' Green Tea & Chocolate ice cream sandwich.

Chocolate wafer with green tea ice cream and a surprise piece of chocolate in the middle...crispy, yum!

IMG_7396 Charles VII Biscuits filled with dark chocolate by Maison Fossier.

The biscuits reminded me of Hawaii's creme cracker and are slathered with dark chocolate...nice!

IMG_7400 The coconut cookie from City Bakery.

Super chewy with lots of coconut in it...love!

What are you enjoying these days?

7 comments:

Rowena said...

Nice collection of stuff and of course my favorite is the green tea ice cream sandwich. We've just been enjoying our french cheese hoard....when it's gone, maybe we'll go back for more ^-^.

K and S said...

you so lucky you can drive over the border, Rowena :)

Take care!
Kat

KirkK said...

Corn and kimchi fritters sounds good Kat.....and that maguro....

Kalin's Mommy said...


My son would love the green tea ice cream bar...hope it comes to Hawaii! The Doritos looked interesting!

K and S said...

super easy to make Kirk and that maguro so soft!!

me too Mich!

Take care you two!
Kat

K said...

Mmm, the green tea ice cream sandwich looks great!

K and S said...

Thanks K!
Take care :)
Kat