Saturday, October 31, 2009

Yoru-cafe (Cafe)

My husband and I went to have a lunch at "Yoru-cafe". I think there are many cafe in my apartment area. I am so surprised! We ate "Curry lunch combination (salad, soup, curry, rice, drink and ice cream)" and "Hamburger lunch combination (salad, soup, hamburger, bread, drink and ice cream)". Curry was little sweet and I like more spicy one but it was OK. Hamburger was nice and many vegetable were on the hamburger and it looked very healthy. We found most customers in this cafe were women. I think the atmosphere of this cafe fascinated to women. however, my husband likes this cafe.




Friday, October 30, 2009

Tea Bread

I mixed grained tea leaf and orange peel in the dough. The smell is so nice!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween !

This weekend is Halloween!
So, I made some Halloween's sweets today. Off course, we do not have Halloween in Japan but now a days, Halloween become little popular. I can see some kinds of Halloween sweets in the cake shop or bakery. I love Halloween color, orange and black combination. It makes me exciting!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Soy milk bread

I used soy milk to make bread. The dough became very soft and sticky. Making shape was so difficult but I think they look good. Also, I put black beans, which were boiled with sugar.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cranberry and Cream cheese Bread

I mixed cranberry with dough and put the Cream cheese inside. I had a first time to use whole grain with making bread, so it was little difficult to make these shape.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Yosakoi Festival

"Yosakoi Festival (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosakoi)" was held today in Kumamoto. I was looking forward to seeing it because it is the first time to see this kind of dance. It is so great! There were over 70 dancing teams attended in this festival and each team was very attractive and original. I was so impressed it.


Kodaiko Ramen (Ramen noodle)

Kumamoto, where I live now, is famouse as Ramen noodle. There are a lot of Ramen shop in the downtown. My husband and I went to one of the popular shop today. The soup is made from pork and looks very thik but actually it was very light taste. I was really surprised it. Off course, the Ramen noodle was good. Next time, I will try another Ramen noodle shop and will compare them.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Firework competition in Yatsushiro

My husband and I went to see famous "Firework competition" in Yatsushiro. 30 firework company attended this competition and we can see new designed firework. This competition was held near big river and there were so many people to see it. I could see more than 10000 fireworks for 2 hours and they were awesome and amazing. I really appreciate this event and strongly recommended to see this event if my friends live near this area.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Ichi moku ryo zen (Cafe)

This cafe was opened last September. Today, my husband and I went to have a lunch there. There are 4 kinds of lunch combinations (1000 yen = $10); pasta, double-main, fish and curry. Each combination has soup, appetizer, bread or rice, and coffee or tea. Also, we can eat dessert if we pay more 200 yen ($2). My husband ate pasta lunch and I ate double main lunch. Pasta was tomato source with cheese and double main was pork and shrimp. I love this pork and it was very soft and little salty. Dessert was awesome! There were vanilla ice cream, cheese cake and egg pudding. All of them were home-made and very gentle taste.

Appetizer


Pasta


Double main


Dessert

Grissini

I made 2 kinds of Grissini today. One of them is covered with cheese powder and the other is covered with poppy seeds.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Amakusa Area

My husband and I drove to Amakusa area. It took about 2 hours from our apartment and this area is famous as historical place and delicious seafood. At first, we went to Christian memorial hall. About 500 years ago, there were many Christian in this area but Japan's feudal government persecute these people at that time. So, many Christin people rose in revolt and died. This memorial hall asked us this painful history.


In the lunch time, we went to good seafood restaurant and eat many kinds of seafood.


After the lunch, we went to hot spring! I love hot spring because it makes me so relax. On the way to the our apartment, I slept in the car....

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Mizuakari Festival

My husband and I went to see "Mizuakari Festival". This festival is so fantastic. There are over 50,000 lanterns which are made by bamboo. Inside the bamboo, there are candles. They looked so romantic and amazing. Many people came to see these lantern around the Kumamoto castle. I was so impressed this festival.


Ni no Ni (Dumpling restaurant)





My husband and I went to have a dinner at "Ni no Ni". This restaurant is special for dumpling but there are many kinds of food except dumpling. However, most of the foods are between 300 yen ($3) and 400 yen ($4). They are so cheap. There had fried dumpling, boiled dumpling and dumpling soup. We ate 5 kinds of foods and beer, then we paied only 2200 yen ($22). Of course, their dumpling are delicious.
Fried dumpling
Raw fish salad
Fried rice noodle
Dumpling souop

Friday, October 9, 2009

Pizza

I made pizza for lunch!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Round bread

I made round bread. Cocoa was mixed with the dough.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Cream Bread

Today, I made "Cream Bread". I spread custard cream between the thin dough and rolled it.