can’t wait for Tokyo (he signed off already) (here i come matcha terrine) (every tokyo restaurant in ugly delicious season two)
1. tokyo (1993)
2. tokyo (2007)
3. osaka + koyasan + kumano kodo + kyoto (2017)
4. hokkaido (2019)
5. tokyo + tohoku (2021 spring)
6. planning trip with mum and dad revisiting kyoto (2021 fall)
7. tokyo + alpine route (2023)
8. x (tbd)
9. y (2033)
i++ meetup with benise, sariphen + 2 featuring cake from little pebbles
i++ meetup with carlron + 2 featuring carl’s roasted tomato soup
i++ congee queen with mum & dad
i++ running with leaves
i++ herbal jelly + matcha (pic above)
i++ coffee (actually matcha for me) date @ victoire cafe preceded by
i++ scenic bus ride to st georges preceded by
i++ breakfast at cafe 4
i++ lunch for six @ adamson bbq
i++ hojicha parfait @ saryo
i++ matcha tiramisu @ butter baker for denise and sari
i++ coffee date @ press books
i++ solo coffee date @ press books
i++ Matcha Matsu White Chocolate Covered Hazelnuts
i++ vanilla mint rooibos
i++ burrito (still using coupons from delayed flights to STL)
img src=david’s tea
i++ matcha coated wheatpuff
i++ double soy rice crackers
i++ set meal @ muji cafe
i++ new blue shoes!
i++ black soybean tea
i++ mini egg biscuits
i++ new blue shirt!
Getting dangerously close to 99 gotta clean closet!
Even though Kiyomizu-dera is under construction, there is still so much to do in Kyoto so spending an extra day there.
Segment #7: Walk around Nijō Castle from 3 pm to 5 pm (supposedly this place is very busy in the middle of the day). Tour Sanjo-kai Shotengai. Gotta see the Matatabi-sha Shrine which is right inside the shopping arcade.
Segment #8: 9 am paper shopping at Kamiji Kakimoto followed by 10 am tea at Ippodo. What should I buy at KIX? Last time got Hiyoko (ひよ子) at NRT (see picture above).
In STL last Sunday so celebrated mother’s day this long weekend. Mostly according to plan but I couldn’t find any plums anywhere. Apricot with an extra touch of rice vinegar seemed to do the job.
Walking to Tsujiri to pick up the matcha desserts, he said: look, maple keys. Indeed, bright tulips floating on a sea of maple keys.
A few European snacks as a follow up to the Asian snack entry
i++ bahlsen dark chocolate afrika (German)
i++ trancetto cacao (Italian)
i++ whole wheat paris toast (French)
But of course the above are best paired with beverages invented in China five thousand years ago 🙂
i++ earl grey: According to one legend, a grateful Chinese mandarin whose son was rescued from drowning by one of Lord Grey’s men first presented the blend to the Earl in 1803