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2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series: You can still order a cake to be delivere...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Mon, 2014-12-22 03:51
2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series:
You can still order a cake to be delivered by courier from Amazon! (It comes frozen.) This is another 'character cake' which is more about the toy/decoration than the cake...although the cake, a standard "strawberry shortcake" (sponge cake, fresh strawberries, whipped cream), looks tasty enough. It's a Kamen Rider cake, which comes with a Shift Car toy made by Bandai that fits in with their other Kamen Rider toy series. 2,940 yen including delivery.

http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00OTJPE3G?psc=1


Royal milk tea #Yokohama

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Sat, 2014-12-20 10:42
Royal milk tea #Yokohama


2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series: Irina is a bakery with stores in Roppongi...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Sat, 2014-12-20 05:07
2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series:
Irina is a bakery with stores in Roppongi and Jiyugaoka - they also deliver nationwide. Their Roll Cake Tower Kit comes as a box of mini roll cakes (Swiss rolls) in various flavors (the Christmas ones are strawberry, champagne, matcha tea, chocolate and Mont Blanc (chestnut)) that you assemble into a tower or any shape you like. Great fun for a crowd! The Roll Cake Tower Kit is offered year-round, but the Christmas version comes with ornaments to crown the tower. 5,832 yen for a 25-piece 4-tier cake kit.

http://www.irina-onlineshop.jp/cristmas2014/


A Santa's elf shaped bun ( or maybe it's Santa...) The cap is strawberry flavor...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Fri, 2014-12-19 08:30
A Santa's elf shaped bun ( or maybe it's Santa...) The cap is strawberry flavored cookie and the beard is plain (vanilla) cookie. The bun (made of soft butter-roll type dough) is filled with chocolate. #Japan #kawaii


We aren't ordering fast-food chicken for Christmas, but if we were I'd probably...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Fri, 2014-12-19 07:11
We aren't ordering fast-food chicken for Christmas, but if we were I'd probably go for Mos Burger's version. Their fried chicken is flavored with ginger and soy sauce a la chicken karaage, and coated with rice flour.

http://mos.jp/cp/chicken/


2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series: If you're on a really tight budget or cele...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:57
2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series: If you're on a really tight budget or celebrating Christmas on your own...how about these cute "New York style" cupcakes from Mister Donut? ("Misdo" as it's affectionately called is a donut chain similar to Dunkin' Donuts.) They come in strawberry, green tea and white varieties, and are 194 yen each. There are Christmas themed ring donuts (pon de ring) too, and you can even buy the cute plush teddy bear in the photo.

http://www.misterdonut.jp/m_menu/new/141111_001/index.html


Temarizushi bento on the Shinkansen heading back to Yokohama。 (ETA: This is sol...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2014-12-18 11:42
Temarizushi bento on the Shinkansen heading back to Yokohama。

(ETA: This is sold at Isetan (the department store that's right at Kyoto station) in the food hall.)


Dan Dan noodles #lunch

Instagram - Thu, 2014-12-18 08:00

2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series: Since there are no rules really for what a...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2014-12-18 01:18
2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series: Since there are no rules really for what a Christmas cake should be like in Japan, this is a cute idea too - individual portions of chocolate castella (kasutera) in Hello Kitty wrapping for a Christmas party. They say they can still deliver in time too! The castella is from the home of castella, Nagasaki. 398 yen each.

http://item.rakuten.co.jp/nagasaki-kasutera/10001984/

(Read more about castella cake here: http://justhungry.com/2006/08/oyatsu_and_kasutera_castella_a.html - there's a recipe too if you'd like to try your own!)


The ramen I posted yesterday and this locomoco-style tofu burger plate are from...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2014-12-17 09:40
The ramen I posted yesterday and this locomoco-style tofu burger plate are from a macrobiotic restaurant in Kyoto called Mumokuteki Cafe. Merci & gochisousama to Thomas Bertrand! ^_^

Note that it's macrobiotic, not vegan, so you need to make sure that a particular dish is vegan if that is important to you. (The ramen I had seems to be vegan - the soup is soy milk based.) The site says that they don't use eggs, dairy, white sugar and meat, but AFAIK fish is OK in macrobiotics.

http://www.mumokuteki.com/cafe/index.html

I found an English page! http://www.mumokuteki.com/cafe/concept/index_e.html (explaining the concept of the restaurant)


This month's Japan Times article - nishime (onishime) for New Years osechi! (Sim...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2014-12-17 07:14
This month's Japan Times article - nishime (onishime) for New Years osechi! (Simmered vegetables with significance... I may have more about it later but for now... enjoy!


Ring in the new year with refinement | The Japan Times
www.japantimes.co.jp
The quintessential washoku, or traditional Japanese cuisine dish, is nimono — vegetables and other ingredients simmered in a broth of dashi stock, sake, mi

2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series: This is the 2nd cake I've featured from Pi...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2014-12-17 02:05
2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series: This is the 2nd cake I've featured from Pierre Hermé. The Tarte Rose et Jasmin was created as an attempt to re-create the perfume Joy de Patou, which has rose and jasmine scents, in a tart. It has a jasmine scented ganache, rose scented bisquit (sponge cake), and rose scented mascarpone cream. 15cm diameter, 4,590 yen.

(This one caught my eye because in France this same tart/cake is marketed as a springtime cake and is only available in May. But in Japan it's marketed as a Christmas cake...which may be either because it's such a big season for special cakes, or the rose and jasmine stuff is available or something in Japan while it's not in winter in France. It also seems more like a wedding or Valentine's day type of thing...but anyway!)

http://www.pierreherme.co.jp/onlineshopping/?no=37


Vegan ramen! #Kyoto

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:21
Vegan ramen! #Kyoto


Apple Store Harajuku #tokyo

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2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series: This pretty cake is actually a godsend fo...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2014-12-16 02:02
2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series:
This pretty cake is actually a godsend for people who have to avoid sugar, since it has only 4g of carbohydrates per 1/6th slice. It's called Slim Chocolate Noël and is created by Ecole Criollo, a patisserie with two shops in Tokyo, under the supervision of a diabetes specialist. It contains chocolate, blackberry tea and vanilla mousses, and uses Sugar Cut Zero, an artificial sweeteners whose main ingredient is erythritol.12cm diameter, 3,942 yen. (And they will delivery nationwide!)

http://item.rakuten.co.jp/ecolecriollo/c/0000000540/

(They also make regular cakes, which are very good. They also have a Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/ecolecriollo)


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