Thursday, November 23, 2006

Shopping maps

I just discovered superfuture. It has an awesome amount of detail on the Harajuku/Aoyama area. I had no idea that all these stores were there! I should wander around a lot this weekend. Holiday tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Japanese post: new vocab

I'm sure you were all dying to know how to say eyelash curler in Japanese. Your wait has ended!

ビューラー byuuraa

I have no idea where that comes from.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

the secret to kara age (fried chicken)

The secret is honey! It makes the chicken tender and juicy, according to a cooking show I watched today. Also, dipping the chicken in egg before battering helps the batter stick to the chicken.

(apologies to any vegetarians reading this)

I haven't run across frozen chicken in my local supermarkets (5). Campbell's chicken soup and chicken broth seems to have disappeared from Kaldi also. They only have cream of chicken soup. They did start carrying risotto too. Has anyone ever used ghee? They carry it! Apparently it adds richness to curry.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

creative japanese brands

Some brand names are very interesting.

Friday, November 03, 2006

muenster/munster cheese

I can't seem to find this in Tokyo! I was wondering if it was a purely American invention, but apparently it originated in France's Alsace region, according to the Food Network.

In other news, today is a holiday. I am cleaning up my room and going shopping later. Yay!