Saturday, February 28, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
Haagen Dazs has some new ice cream flavors out now. I tried this one today.
Brown sugar syrup with soy flour and mochi (sticky rice cake) ice cream.
It's really good!
You open it up and see this inside.
The soy flour on top. And If you take a bite.
Under the soy flour is a layer of mochi and ice cream mixed with brown sugar syrup. A real nice treat!
I've heard that it has been selling out like crazy so they stopped making it because they can't keep up with the rush. So it will be interesting to see how long it will be in stores.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Now that Valentines is finished, next on the list is Easter. Already at Krispy Kreme you can find their own Easter donuts. Also here in Japan, the sakura (cherry blossom) season is just around the corner. During the month of February the ume (Japanese plum) blossoms appear and soon after that, at the end of March and the early April, the sakura blossom.
Here we have two Easter donuts, a cute chick and an Easter egg, and a sakura flavored donut.
Which would you choose?
So Valentines is now finished! I bet a lot of you are glad. Here in Japan, Valentines is a day where girls give guys chocolate, and on March 15, also know as White Day the guys give a return gift. So since my husband wouldn't be giving any chocolate, and this won't be changing until we move to Canada, I bought my own sweet.
I work at a prestige department store called Takashimaya that has a large area of sweets, and here are the sweets I picked. I really adore the lip macarons. Tasty, cute and the price is right!
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015
After months of planning and some sort of trouble happening along the way and having to reschedule, we finally made it to Nakano Broadway's "Daily Choco" shop. Located in the basement floor of Nakano Broadway, famous for its manga, anime and action figurines.
The shop only being a counter with no seats, it's typical to see people just standing around the shop eating their ice cream. But we were lucky, there was hardly any people around on a Monday afternoon, and in winter.
The shop is famous for its "tokudai soft ice cream", it has a tower of 8 flavors of ice cream, priced at 440 yen. It used to be 390yen but because of the bad economy in Japan, prices have raised.
It seems that their flavors change often after searching through many japanese blogs, but this time there was strawberry, caffe latte, chocolate, sweet potato, sesame seed, green tea, ramune (fizzing candy) and vanilla. You can get all the flavors, or ask for a special order, I saw on a blog one girl had chocolate, strawberry and vanilla mixed to the same size as the "tokudai". It seems they are very flexible and if there is a flavor you don't like, you can change it.
They also offer small and medium sizes, but it's fun to see if you have the stomach to eat this massive tower of soft cream and it's well worth it's price! I can tell you, we could eat it with no problem!
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Yesterday was setsubun day. Did you eat your ehoomaki?
Setsubun is bean throwing festival on the day before the first day of spring in Japan. To ward off the evil spirits of demons. The Japanese people throw beans while saying "in with the fortune"
All the schools do this and many of the children are scared of the demons (Oni) and cry. Parents like to use it to keep the children from acting up.
I didn't throw any beans but I had an ehoomaki which is originally from Osaka but lately has become popular in Tokyo too.
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