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petit a petit

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A friend of mine who visited Nagasaki gave me some sweets from a shop called petit a petit.

This shop is run by a single young woman, and all of the sweets are very carefully made, with a delicate, homemade flavor.

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The shortbread sprinkled with locally-produced salt from Nagasaki was particularly delicious.
The seasonal tarts are also excellent!

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Amu pudding

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We all ate some extremely delicious pudding that I bought online.
This pudding is made in Furano, Hokkaido.

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The very rich and delicious pudding is made to perfection using Hokkaido’s freshly collected eggs and fresh squeezed milk that is slowly and thoroughly steamed in a large earthenware bowl.

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There is a large amount of pudding, so it’s perfect to eat at parties with many people.

Amu pudding – エゾアムプリン製作所 (Japanese)

Tabeyoubi event #1

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Tabeyoubi is a cooking magazine from Orange Page publishing.

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Recipes are very easy to understand on this mag, they use a lot of photos, not so many explanations!
Tabeyoubi was seasonal at first, and now it became monthly. The first monthly issue came out on 20th June.
They held anniversary event in Shimokitazawa.

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I and my friend joined their “stamp rally” (collect stamps from some designated shops for prize), and got their cute character Tabeyoze & Taneyone printed T-shirt!

Tabeyoubi (Japanese)
Tabeyoubi facebook (Japanese)
Tabeyoubi – Amazon.co.jp

Hello Kitty Inari

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Hello Kitty turn her shape into everything. She became inarizushi.
Inarizushi is a kind of sushi, simple and good.

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Some sushi rice is packed in fried tofu bag.


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(Japanese)
(Hello Kitty Inari sells only at pop-up shops. The shop sells Hello Kitty Bento ordinary.)
Inarizushi – About.com
Sushi (Inarizushi) – Wikipedia

Restaurant 古陶里(Kotouri)

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I went for lunch to the traditional western style restaurant Kotouri in Tochigi.

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Inside the restaurant there was a very relaxing atmosphere with wooden furnishings.

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The most highly recommended dish here is the pork saute.
This tender pork dish comes with an ample helping of rich sauce. It was really delicious.

Restaurant Kotori – レストラン 古陶里 (tabe log)

Niigata gifts

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I got some gifts of Niigata pref. from my friend.

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They are ‘chamame-manju’ (steamed edamame bean-jam bun) and Japanese famous snack, ‘Kaki no Tane’ that is one of my favorite snacks.

Niigata pref. is a major production area of rice. Because of that, Niigata pref. produces a lot of products that are made of rice such as ‘Kaki no Tane’ and ‘senbei ( rice crackers).
Also, ‘chamame’ is one of kinds of Edamame which is mainly cultivated in Niigata.

I really had very good tea time with green tea!

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Niigata Dasuke

Oishi YAMAGATA Plaza

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There are many Pilot Shops in Ginza where you can get each prefecture’s touring information and purchase its local specialities.
Today I bought plums, dried pear, and fruit juice at a Yamagata shop.
It’s fun looking for yummy and cutely designed things.
Going around antenna shops is a simple way to enjoy the taste of touring.

Oishi YAMAGATA Plaza – おいしい山形プラザ
Ginza Pilot Shops map

Zaku Tofu

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A Tofu company of Sagamiya has released ‘Zaku Tofu’ in March 28th, 2012 in a limited quantity.
‘Zaku’ is one of mobile suits of the Armed Forces of Zeon that was came on to Gundam.

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Saganuya has put Tofu in a container that is designed based on a head shape of Zaku of MS-06 production model.

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The Zaku Tofu of green color is very good taste with Edamame flavor.
Sagamiya has put a lot of labor into making the Zaku Tofu not only the shapes but also the ingredients they use.

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Zaku

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