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2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series: I've been posting a lot of expensive Chri...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Sat, 2014-12-06 08:52
2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series:
I've been posting a lot of expensive Christmas cakes...but if you're in a tight budget, how about these little snowman shaped mousse cakes? Only 304 yen each at 7-11 (Japan; photo taken a couple of hours ago in Yokohama) ^_^


2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series: Many famous European patissiers and conf...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Sat, 2014-12-06 07:47
2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series:
Many famous European patissiers and confectioners have a presence in Tokyo department stores, and most offer Christmas cakes. This is a torte from Demel, the famous pastry shop in Vienna, Austria. Chocolate buttercream is sandwiched between layers of orange liqueur-infused chocolate sponge cake, and topped with ruffles of more chocolate cream. 15cm diameter, 4,320 yen. Available only from the Nihonbashi branch of Mitsukoshi department store.

http://mitsukoshi.mistore.jp/cake/product/4150900000000000000000176057.html?rid=5a4f3c61b54848ffacbc2611774d6671


Japan Airlines serves these snack sized cup noodles on their flights. They are s...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Fri, 2014-12-05 11:36
Japan Airlines serves these snack sized cup noodles on their flights. They are so popular you can order them for home consumption. Made by Nissin, they're about half the size of regular cup noodles and come in ramen, udon and soba varieties. Bonus: the naruto (or kamaboko in the udon and soba) have tiny airplanes on them ^_^


2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series: Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld designed t...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Fri, 2014-12-05 04:24
2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series:
Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld designed this lipstick shaped bûche de Noël for Beige Alain Ducasse in Ginza, for the restaurant's 10th anniversary. Called the "Bûche Beige by Karl Lagerfeld", it is a caramel and bitter chocolate cake and is presented in a box also designed by Lagerfeld. Limited to 100 cakes (it may have sold out already). 15,000 yen for the cake itself, or as part of a special 45,000 yen per person Christmas dinner at the restaurant.

(I think this is about as pretentious as it gets when it comes to cakes, but anywho.... ^_^)

http://www.beige-tokyo.com/ja/events/2014/10/tenth-anniversary-special-christmas-menu-and-chanel-collaboration-cake/


2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series: Châteraisé (シャトレーゼ) is a nationwide pastr...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2014-12-04 02:46
2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series:
Châteraisé (シャトレーゼ) is a nationwide pastry shop chain. They offer a variety of Christmas cakes, but the ones that caught my eye are these ones for people, kids especially, with dairy, wheat or egg allergies (the most common food allergies in Japan). They are all wheat-flour free - the sponge cake is made with rice flour. The one on the right is also dairy-free, since it uses soy cream instead of dairy cream. 15cm diameter, 2,900 yen each.

http://www.chateraise.co.jp/event/20141014xmas/06.php


Fresh soba again, because it's in season #fall #Yokohama

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2014-12-03 07:27
Fresh soba again, because it's in season #fall #Yokohama


2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series: Ginza Cozy Corner is a nationwide pastry s...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2014-12-03 01:02
2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series: Ginza Cozy Corner is a nationwide pastry shop chain. They held a contest for elementary school age and younger kids, who were asked to submit a design of their dream Christmas cake. The winning design (by a 10 year old boy from Saitama) was then made into a real cake, which is available for pre-order now! Limited to 200 cakes, it's appropriately named the Kid's Dream Cake. Shaped like a house, it is a sponge cake with strawberries and whipped cream, and a chocolate-bar roof. Santa Claus has just landed on the roof, and seems about to go down the chimney.... 5,400 yen.

https://xmas.cozycorner.co.jp/xmas2014/


2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series: Many patisseries make cakes that are exclu...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2014-12-02 06:39
2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series: Many patisseries make cakes that are exclusive to various high end department stores. This one from La Boutique de Joël Robuchon is exclusive to the Nihonbashi branch of Takashimaya department store. It's a white chocolate mousse cake with raspberry gelée and almond dacquois in the center, on a hazelnut sablé base. There are freeze-dried raspberries on the bottom edge, and fresh berries, chocolate decorations and gold leaf on top. 5,184 yen.

http://www.takashimaya.co.jp/shopping/gift/christmas/1000000771/1000000772/-/ps_id/4469955/storeCode/ECST0001/c_cd/1000000772

It's a Christmas cake version of a cake they have on their regular menu, Chocolat Blanc - Coeur Rouge. You can buy the original single-serving cakes at their own shops - http://www.robuchon.jp/laboutique-en


3-part Funassyi bento box!

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A yatsugashira, a type of satoimo (taro root). Next to it is a walnut as a size...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Mon, 2014-12-01 07:54
A yatsugashira, a type of satoimo (taro root). Next to it is a walnut as a size reference - the root is about 20 cm / 8 inches in diameter all around. It's peeled and eaten like satoimo, simmered, boiled and so on. #fall #Yokohama


2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series! À tes souhaits in Kichijoji is one of my...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Mon, 2014-12-01 04:13
2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series!

À tes souhaits in Kichijoji is one of my favorite Tokyo pâtisseries (and that's not that original since they have been voted the best pâtisserie in Tokyo several times...) Their cakes are quite extraordinary. This is the Bûche Chocolat - it is an all-chocolate cake with mousse au chocolat, chocolate ganache, chocolat croustillant, and a flourless chocolate sponge. 16cm long, 4,600 yen.

Home page: http://www.atessouhaits.co.jp/

(One thing annoys me about their site...why the only-in-French navigation menu? It's not like a lot of Japanese people understand French. It's a wee pretentious imho. The store people speak Japanese though ^_^)


Homemade kimchi with made from scratch yangnyeom (the spicy flavor base/sauce) #...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Mon, 2014-12-01 02:01
Homemade kimchi with made from scratch yangnyeom (the spicy flavor base/sauce) #Yokohama

Sidenote: I found a store that has reasonably priced Korean ingredients and went a bit overboard...and bought 4 kg of dried red chili pepper ^_^; (Korean chili pepper is very fragrant and not overly spicy, and hard to get a hold of at a reasonable price in France...)


Mr. DeMille I'm ready for my closeup... #Yokohama #seafood

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Sun, 2014-11-30 10:58
Mr. DeMille I'm ready for my closeup... #Yokohama #seafood


Sweet potatoes (Tosa Kintoki variety) fresh out of the steamer. This is maybe my...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Sun, 2014-11-30 07:44
Sweet potatoes (Tosa Kintoki variety) fresh out of the steamer. This is maybe my favorite variety of Japanese style sweet potatoes.


2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series: Since many people enjoyed the KFC Christ...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Sun, 2014-11-30 05:46
2014 Christmas Cakes in Tokyo series:

Since many people enjoyed the KFC Christmas meal post...did you know that ordering pizza for Christmas is also a thing in Japan? Naturally Pizza Hut has a special Christmas offer - if you pre-order your Christmas pizza by December 19th (to be consumed from the 20th-25th), and your order totals 3,500 yen or more, they will give you this gâteau au chocolat for free! What a deal! Does US $30 worth of pizza seem like a lot? Not a problem....an M size (25cm) pizza from Pizza Hut in Japan costs around 2,000 yen, and an L size (30cm) around 3,400! Check out the "Winter Premium" pizza (2,680-3,810 yen), which is topped with homard lobster, zuwai crab, thick cut Jamón ibérico, slow-cooked beef stew and Camembert cheese!

Pizza menu: https://pizzahut.jp/pc/pizza_menu/

Christmas cake deal: https://pizzahut.jp/pc/general/include/christmas_reservation.html

Limited English menu (PDF): https://pizzahut.jp/pcdocs/menu_eng.pdf


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