I spend too many hours with my spine doing its best impression of a shrimp, hunched over my laptop. Shirouzu Coffee is one of the places I do that the most frequently outside of my apartment. The coffee is always good and the seasonal menu items are as delicious as they are fit for instagram. I got an amou (local variety) strawberry ice cream sandwich for lunch. It was a great computer break because it really required both hands but it was also some of the most beautiful ice cream I have ever had.
I love a double snack day, I love eating a snack that looks like another food I’m eating. It’s summer, it’s time to eat watermelon of all varieties. Fukuoka gets pretty hot, but I love the heat and taking my matcha set into the sun for a little break from work is hard to beat. In this pic you can catch a peek of the mountains in the background, a bunch of which I’ve gotten to hike.
This was a great day with great snacks (from 兎月・Rabbit Moon).
Hard to beat this summer combination. Frothed matcha poured over matcha ice cubes with amanatsu daifuku・甘夏大福. Amanatsu is a summer citrus that has the bitter tanginess of a grapefruit with a deep sweetness. This one has white bean paste covering the candied, pulpy citrus.
Another びわ・biwa・apricot treat, this time with the real thing! This wagashi is filled with white bean paste and is from Rabbit Moon・兎月, a long-standing favourite of mine. They have a really great take-out window system but I can’t wait to go back into the store someday. Until then I’m happy to try every single new thing they have.
While not my go-to flavour, I couldn’t pass up this honeydew melon dorayaki・どら焼き filled with a very mochi-sticky, white bean paste. A nice, uplifting snack that brightened up an early onset rainy season!