Thursday, March 22, 2012

'Soup Curry' Again

'Soup Curry' @ Restaurant Kaido

Perhaps I'm getting old... Oh, yes, there's no doubt about it. What I'm saying is that my food preference IS changing. I used to dislike this type of soupy curry dish. Now it's my favorite. :)

This restaurant, Kaido is not the place I always go to enjoy this particular dish. But today I felt like trying their soup curry, and I found it pretty good -- just a little too spicy for me, though. I liked the buttered toast soaked in the curry. The soft and somewhat sweet bread made the soup milder on my tongue.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Yuzu Citrus Tea

Yuzu-cha (Yuzu citrus tea) @ Mederu Kitchen

Yesterday I went to Kochi City with a friend of mine to listen to a panel discussion (well, sort of). On our way back, we stopped by at "Mederu Kitchen" and had a nice tea break.

Yuzu-cha is almost like yuzu marmalade dissolved in hot water. It was nice and refreshing after a long drive.

Monday, March 05, 2012

The Madgic of Red Carpet

Oimo-Pafe (Sweet Potato Parfait)

I have posted about Japanese Doll Festival several times on this blog. Also, I wrote about the Doll Festival in my mom's hometown once. Yes, it's been a while since my family decorated these hina dolls for me last time. But I love to see them at other people's houses, and love to eat nice sweets associated with this lovely tradition. So I visited my mom's hometown, Kiragawa Town on Mar. 3rd to please both my eyes and stomach.

I like traditional hina dolls because they look so classy and elegant. And to me, it's interesting how the dolls reflect the sense of feminine beauty of the times.

About 106 year old hina dolls

What does not change over time is the parents' love towards their little girls.

The girl in the photo was two y.o. but somehow she held out three fingers every time I asked how old she was. :)

And as I wrote above, I always enjoy at least one sweet when I come to this festival. This year, I tried this Sweet Potato Parfait. The little bowl contained sweet potato cihps, sticks and vanilla ice cream, with matcha powder sprinkled on top.

The hina dolls look stunning on the red carpet.
And so does this parfait, don't you think? :)


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