Posted July 29th, 2008 in Eat out in Japan | No Comments »
Danishes with fruits
Plain croissant & Anchovy croissant
This is one of my favorite bakery in Japan. This shop is located in Shiga, my hometown, and I love their variety:)
In Japanese bakery, you usually pick up the bread you want to buy by yourself. These good-looking yummy-smelling bread make you want to buy all!! I always get trayful of bread, but can’t get enough:p
In this shop you can dine in as well, of course they serve nice drinks such as coffee/tea etc… PLUS they do ”morning service” here: between 8am to 10am 2 buns and drink (coffee or tea, you can ask for refill as many times you want!) for 380 yen. It’s very cheap, isn’t it?? The bread in the morning is very fresh, just came out from the oven and still warm (>v<). I go there in the morning, and spend about 30min ~ 1hour there with few cups of coffee and 2 buns.
Their variety is amazing, for instance…
The left is croque-monsieur, and the right is focaccia with burdock root!! YES Japanese people eat burdock root, they are high in fiber and very healthy. I love the texture too.
The left is croissant with Italian pasta chicken, and the right is croissant with vegetable curry. The presentation is very cute:)
Croissant with hamburg and gravy!
And also! As I mentioned before I love hard crusty bread, and this shop sells them!:) Thin French stick is nicely baked, very crusty and chewy inside! Sometimes it hurts my teeth but I still love it. They have few variety in flavor as well; thin French stick with cheese, Mentaiko (fish roe), seaweed, chocolate etc… I love the one with Mentaiko:) Very nice!
French stick with Mentaiko
If you have chance to come to Shiga….
Posted July 29th, 2008 in Food | No Comments »
This is one of my healthy Chinese food recipe
<Juicy Cabbage Wontons>
- Chop up cabbage leaves and sprinkle salt. Once it’s wilted, squeeze out the liquid and pat with paper towel.
- Chop the prawns roughly. Place all the ingredient in a bowl (except for Wonton skins) and mix it together.
- Place 1 tsp of filling on Wonton skin,and wrap it up. Make sure there is no hole or gap, otherwise all the juice will come out while cooking.
- Cook them as you like; you can steam, deep-fry or grill them!
Enjoy with some dipping
* Soy Sauce + Drops of Sesame Oil
* Mayonnaise + Paprica
* Worcester Sauce + Mayonnaise
* Cut Chili or Chili Powder + Soy Sauce
Posted July 26th, 2008 in Eat out in Perth | 4 Comments »
This bakery sells Chinese style bread, both sweet and savory, and also few kinds of great cakes
The interesting thing about this bakery is that they actually use no animal meat on their products. Yes, these are vegetalian bread.
Half of their bread is savory, and there are tuna buns, chicken buns, sausage buns etc… but none of them uses real tuna or chicken. I think they use legume instead. They tastes like real meat though
I think Asian people like these soft type bread.
Posted July 22nd, 2008 in Food | No Comments »
If you have a sweet tooth but feel guilty for eating high calorie sweets, this might be for you! This coconut slice is low in fat, and you really can enjoy the texture of coconuts shred:)
When I found this recipe I was amazed how moist and tasty it can be with such little amount of butter. I guess it’s because of the coconuts.
This slice is great when it’s warmed and served with vanilla ice cream ♪♪♪
*** Coconut Slice ***
- 50g butter, cold, chopped into chunks
* Heat oven to 180.
- Place the icing sugar, flour and chopped butter in a bowl. Using the fingertips, mix them until it looks like breadcrums. Whisk vanilla into one of the eggs, then add to the mixture. Stir to combine.
- Press the mixture into a greased and lined slice tin, then spread the top with raspberry jam.
- Whisk together the other egg, caster sugar and lemon juice until pale, then add a cup of coconut. Carefully spread the topping over the jam, then bake for about 30minutes, until the top is browned.
- When it’s cool, cut them into slices.
Posted July 15th, 2008 in Eat out in Jakarta | No Comments »
My partner looooves those chooks, but I am not a big fun of KFC… Correction, I am not a big fun of Fast Food:p
My destination in Japan when I have no much money to spend, however, was either a family restaurant (Dennies, Big Boy, Coco’s..) or Mcdonalds. There are other fast food chain I go to sometimes, such as Mos Burger and Lotteria, but most of the time I go to Mcdonalds. The reason is that they are cheap, and I just like their concept. I don’t go to KFC even in Japan… I feel they are quite expensive:p And I prefer just eating delicious Karaage somewhere else rather than going to KFC.
I was surprised when I saw Indonesian people eating KFC chicken with steamed rice the first time… It was shocking, actually. KFC is, for me, one of the fast food (=junk food) and I never thought anyone would eat fast food with steamed rice. Well, I’m used to it now and I sometimes eat those chicken with rice too :p With lots and lots of Indonesia chili sauce, of course.
Is it only Indonesian people who eat KFC with steamed rice??
There are one more thing about KFC and Indonesia… When I visited Jakarta, my partner and I went to KFC. I was amazed by their menu; they had steamed rice, soup, and Bento Box on their menu board!!
Bento Box… it was just KFC chicken with some yakiniku sauce, packed into a bento container with steamed rice:p
Yakiniku usually means grilled beef (sliced meat), but they just used KFC chicken!!
It was so funny
Ume in Jakarta KFC
I tried the soup; it was ok … but few pieces of KFC chicken floating in the soup… ummm little weird to me:P Fried chicken in a soup!
Anyway, it was a good experience:p