This is another very late post that I couldn’t pass up. Around new years in Japan there is a lot of stork motifs (at least in the wagashi I have noticed). This one was so beautiful, I really fell in love with it.
I cannot believe I forgot to post this but it must be seen. My beautiful, gorgeous, delicate, perfect in every way hanabira mochi・花びら餅 from Kichi Zoh. New years in Japan is lovely, but I have to admit this is one of my favourite parts. A super soft but chewy piece of burdock root and sweet white bean past is the best way to start the year.
These beautiful chocolates were a super sweet present from a friend in Canada that I ate way too quickly but were amazing. It’s possible to find things similar to this in Fukuoka, but these were really amazing.
I got my beautiful, perfect kagami mochi from Rabbit Moon yesterday and I’ll definitely write more about it later. To celebrate the weird time between Christmas and New Years I got this cute snowman dorayaki filled with red bean yōkan.
A little late to post, but not a reflection of how lovely my Christmas sweets were. It was a little too late in the day for caffeine so I was matcha-less for one of the first times. These came as a set and were just so pretty and perfect.
It’s been a while since I went to the fancy department stores and spend half my paycheque on sweets but hey, its Christmas! This one shop had a whole bunch oh Christmassy wagashi, who am I to say no to a little Christmas tree and snowman filled with coarse and smooth red bean paste?
Truthfully, I had a mini catastrophe on the way home from Rabbit Moon・兎月 when I dropped my bag and broke one of my wagashi. I audibly gasped. No other choice but to go back tomorrow I guess. Luckily, this one survived and it was so good I might get another one tomorrow just because. Inside was smooth white bean paste with yuzu flavour.
The last week before winter vacation is a little more hectic that I’d imagined but likely could have predicted. Luckily, one is never too far from sweets here. I got this little character at the 7/11 near my place, and my slightly injured tree from Daiso, the Japanese dollar store. My sweet was so, so, so unlike the usual wagashi I get from the specialty shops. Much more dense and… Continue reading Laziness But It Works→
It was my first time trying this one! Unfortunately I ate it too quickly to take a close-up, but its sweet, sticky rice with yellow flowers, filled with smooth white bean paste. It was so cute and lovely, I cannot wait to get another one.
It’s so cute! My little sweet is shaped like a hoshigaki ・干し柿 or dried persimmon, an amazing winter treat. Mine is filled with red bean paste and dusted with kinako flour which was a lovely tasty surprise.
After a very busy October and rather rainy November, I finally got outside again. A last minute decision to go to Raizan, which I went to last winter as well, was exactly what I needed yesterday even if I am more sore that I should be this morning. We took the opposite route as I did last time and started past the abandoned pool and campsite. Very quickly there were… Continue reading Hiking in Itoshima: Raizan・雷山 Edition V2→
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