Can’t mess with perfection.
From Kichi Zoh, a funny little ghost sticking his tongue out. This one was fun for obvious reasons, but also because its a pineapple and white bean paste daifuku, whereas my other spooky sweets were all namagashi. I love him!
From Rabbit Moon・兎月, the cutest, funniest ghost! I cannot get over his little arms. This was the first time I got a feeling of excitement about Halloween this year.
It’s undeniably fall, the temperature dropped 10 degrees in the last couple weeks so there is no denying it any more. I love the heat but am happy to have new sweets to look forward to.
I restocked my matcha and got a new variety of the same brand, this kind is made from younger leaves. When I whisked it, I could immediately smell the difference, its really wonderful and incredible. It foams really beautifully as well, I’m really happy with it.
A moody and cute crescent moon in the night sky from Kichi Zoh, home of the smoothest red bean paste I’ve ever had.
A landmark day, today was the first day I went *inside* Rabbit Moon・兎月 since early in the year. Since early spring they had been operating with a take-out window which was lovely and worked very well but it was so nice to go inside again. I got a chestnut paste filled sweet that was rich and fluffy and perfect.
Incredibly enough, it’s the end of September, already! The weather has cooled enough to be manageable but its still quite hot. There have been maybe 2-3 light sweater days which always makes you try to change habits too soon. The fall snacks are definitely here and I as well am here to support them. This kurikinton・栗きんとん from Kichi Zoh was a perfect autumn treat, with sweet chestnut paste placed around smooth red bean paste. This is a really popular one so I’m sure it won’t be my last.