Category Archives: Food & Drink

Hello Kitty x Easter Eggs

East meets West with Easter and chocolate.  I was at the supermarket the other day and was gazing at the wall of Easter eggs when an old friend from Japan caught my eye.  Kitty chan!  Not a lot of people … Continue reading

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Checking prices

An invaluable use I’ve found for my phone’s camera is to take pictures of prices to compare with other stores and supermarkets. There were three supermarkets very close to where I lived, and prices could vary greatly between the three.  … Continue reading

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Hot chocolate with whipped cream and friends

I met up with a couple of friends I hadn’t seen in many years today.  We went to the food court in the Pavillions for a drink and a chat.  Given the choice of having my hot chocolate with whipped … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year again

Yes, it’s that time of year again when Christmas food is available in September. I snapped a couple of pictures while I was down at the supermarket last week.  Here we have an assortment of Christmas cakes, puddings, stollen, panettone, … Continue reading

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Radiation in the water in Japan

As I’m sure many of you have read or heard recently, the levels of radioactive iodine are a bit high in some parts of Japan, and at one time the Japanese government was advising parents not to let their children … Continue reading

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Okonomiyaki

I went to see The King’s Speech with a friend at the cinema in Ropongi Hills yesterday. I thought it was a lovely film and I highly recommend it.  Afterwards, we went out for dinner at an okonomiyaki restaurant in … Continue reading

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Stuffed

Yesterday was a national holiday in Japan (Vernal Equinox Day/春分の日) and I met up with some friends to catch up over lunch.  Actually, it was the first meal of the day, so it was more of a breakfast.  We decided … Continue reading

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Strawberry picking

And now for something not disaster related. Last Sunday I went out strawberry picking with a friend and her family, despite the impending threat of a nuclear meltdown and radiation clouds blowing our way (as some people were putting it). … Continue reading

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Microwaveable soba

Soba is served in either a hot soup or with a dipping sauce, with the soba served on a  plate.  Whenever I’ve bough it from a convenience the sauce was in a separate bag for dipping. so imagine my surprise … Continue reading

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Banquet

Well, that’s what I was told we were having tonight for dinner by the training officer.  Not quite that.  There was also the obligatory Japanese “all you can drink” thrown in, and two of the guys got semi-drunk by the … Continue reading

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