Archive for the 'Japan' Category

Tales of Japan: Collectable Sushi

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Our first weekend in Japan, we took to the car and headed south to the surf town of Shishikui. We stopped briefly to grab a drink and a nibbly at a convenience store, where I spied these boxes of collectables in the same aisle as the candy and chips. For 100 yen, a box from [...]

Tales of Japan: Kit Kats!

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

My flu is gone, jet lag has been conquered, I am back at home settling in? time for the tales! I remember being all a flutter upon finding dark chocolate Kit Kats during a brief visit to Canada last summer. They were great, a pleasure to find a variation on an old favorite. And a [...]

Japan: General Impressions So Far

Monday, August 7th, 2006

Being a foodie in Japan has been astounding. Its been a fun exploration by taste that hasn’t overwhelmed me- yet. A couple of notes? French Bakeries are everywhere! Cream puffs are very popular and sold refrigerated to keep the cream filling very cold. Tiramisu is another popular dessert flavor. It fits in very well with [...]

Japan: Week One, Tokushima

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

This first week in Japan has been such a fun happy feeling, fuzzy headed sort of week. The humidity is amazingly atrotious, but eh? what can we do but enjoy the air conditioning where found, and fan ourselves silly. One Japanese custom we have picked up so far is to carry a fan and a [...]

Vacation Touchdown

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Want a fun tip to make your in meal flight a bit more entertaining? Ask for a special meal option. Sweets did the ticket arranging and put us both down for the kosher meal option. This was the first time trying airline kosher- it gets a thumbs up. Additionally, having a special meal means they [...]