Lemon Honey Fanta is the best Fanta in the world (directly after the Peach Fanta, which can only be bought in Japanese stores at this season)! Like seriously! Why can’t I have it in Germany? :/ Not one of the usual oversugared variants, but with a really nice taste… want moarrrr!
Once upon a time, or more precisely last week’s Saturday, me and two mates went drinking in an izakaya (which is like a bar which also offers a wide variety of snacks and small dishes) in Hiroshima. On the menue we spotted, among other things, a snack called pork rectum, which became the topic of heated debates about who was going to eat it. In the end, we ordered it but noone wanted to eat it for about an hour, until we had to leave for the last train. This video is proof that at least I took the challenge in the end… (it’s in German by the way):
After some bowling, I went to eat Sushi with some friends this evening and discovered an amazing piece of japanese engineering: the Sushi Shinkansen! It’s a small moving platform to transport Sushi to the table, where it was ordered and is designed to look like the famous japanese bullet train, the Shinkansen! Awesome – I was amused!
if you don’t really have a habit of eating real bread (read: not made only with wheat flour), why do you have to go so far to try and prevent even me from making my own bread by not selling rye flour and only offering far too small ovens, which burn my bread on the outside and don’t finish it on the inside?
Howdy! After a small creative break, I’m back with a new article from Japan. This time, I’ve prepared another food testing for you (I noticed, I don’t have that much of those here) and hereby present you ずんだ(Zunda)-KitKat! ずんだ is a sweet paste, created from green beans and is supposedly quite popular in ずんだ もち (Zunda-Mochi) undずんだ だんご (Zunda-Dango) in the summertime. To be honest, I had to look this up, because the KitKats were presented to me as containing Wasabi, but when I examined the box at home, there was no mention on that (shame on you Johannes! [no, not me]). But of course, green can be a pretty misleading colour in the Japanese cuisine.
After opening the box, I noticed that the chocolate coating is indeed light green and it wasn’t all just a marketing trick to target the foreigners sense of culinary adventures (and mine is particularly easy to tingle, I have to admit). As disturbing as this may look on first glance, it actually tastes really nice. The flavour of the ずんだ is incorporated into the white chocolate and although it could be a bit stronger for my liking, it definitely added a nice touch to the KitKat-bars. A slight nuance of nuts and beans, if I had to put it into words, with a special kind of sweetness, distinctively different from what I know from Europe. I like!
Oh, and 10 Yen per box will be donated to the quake- and tsunami-stricken Tohoku-region. Therefor please take my recommendation more seriously and buy ずんだ-KitKats ^^