My Wednesday post about my life in Japan...
Wonderful Japanese family brought me some very tasty gifts on their visit. This Instant Ramen is the best I have ever had. It comes with three packets to add. It comes out looking almost like the photo on the package. I am guessing this has enough sodium for a month but so very good I don't care !
I have never been crazy for chocolate and Japanese chocolate is just OK for me. I don't like Godiva Chocolates either. I know, I know I am the only woman in the world who doesn't like chocolate. But I rather liked these cookies because they are not very sweet. The galbo ball is a small semi crunchy outside with almost a soft airy cake creamy inside. The Chip Chop for me is much better, it is a little salty outside with a tiny strip of soft filling. I like them in the afternoon with coffee.
What I love about these cookies, is after you peel the perforated strip off, you can refold the box top down. It is still attached to the back, and is very easy to close the box back up. A beautifully designed box.
Arizona son is a fabulous chef. This is a dinner he made last week, Okonomiyaki. A savory pancake filled with usually what you have around. We had stir-fried pork, onions and green chilies. We then topped it with Okonomiyaki sauce, a lightly sweet tangy sauce, Japanese Mayo that for some reason looks green in this photo (?) red pickled ginger and chopped green onions. When you go to the Okonomiyaki restaurant it is made to share, cooked on a stove top built in the table and you cut off a bite with the little spatula to eat it. So much fun and it really work quite well. We eat it with chopsticks or a fork at home, perfect with a beer.
hungry. . . parsnip
music. . . Look What I found In My Beer, Quench