Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Make your own okonomiyaki

Twice G and I visited Sometarou in Asakusa, a make your own okonomiyaki restaurant.  Even though I spoke Japanese to the waiter he insisted on cooking our okonomiyaki the first time - maybe it was because G committed the ultimate foreigner sin and ordered curry okonomiyaki (although it was delicious!)

I chose okonomiyaki with spring onion, which was super delicious.

The second time we went G and I had some different kinds of okonomiyaki, just to mix it up. 

Monday, 29 August 2011

Some special tupperware

I am certainly not averse to some specialised tupperware - G and I love our cupacakes (to take cupcakes safely to work) and our sandwich boxes, but I thought these ones, that I saw in Tokyo, were maybe, just maybe, taking it a bit too far.

Exhibit 1 - Donut to go.  Understandable, but most donuts could probably survive in a regular tupperware box or a take away container.

Exhibit 2: churros container. 

Friday, 26 August 2011

Look what I made!

Ok, not made, but enjoyed at La Rochelle, Iron Chef Sakai's restaurant in Shibuya, Tokyo.

 Seafood amuse bouche
 Eggplant and whitefish ravioli

Roast chicken

 Top - veal with foie gras, below - calamari
 Above - Almond crusted flathead
Below - Black Croaker in spicy sauce
 A little bit of everything from the dessert cart, coupled with a tea infused creme brulee

The petit four wagon