Whether you are trying to make the perfect Valentine’s chocolates for someone special, or just want to try your hand at making your own sweets, these are two simple recipes that are easy, not expensive to make, and of course, super delicious.
Made with melted milk or dark chocolate, these treats are exceptionally simple to make, but done with the right finesse, are just as good as brand name chocolates. Plus, this simple recipe gives you plenty of opportunities to decorate and play with your creations!
To begin with, you will need jelly or chocolate molds, which can easily be found at every 100-yen store this time of the year, or you can even use a simple ice cube tray to make bite-sized chocolates. Make sure these molds are heat and cold safe, or else you may end up damaging the mold and contaminating your chocolates.
For fillings, prepare things like fresh pomegranate seeds, cherries, finely chopped nuts, or even, if you are feeling really ambitious, jam or liqueur can be combined and tailored to suit the recipient. While dried fruits are a good option, they can also really up the sugar content of these chocolates, so if you are trying to make a more healthy option, then fresh is the best choice. If you do want to make a liqueur filling, you’ll need to turn it into a syrup first — tutorials for this are available on Youtube.
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Chop and melt the chocolate in a double boiler (essentially a metal bowl sitting in a pot of boiling water on the stove). Using a spoon, pour a little chocolate into each mold to cover the bottom by a …continue reading
Rich in fiber, protein, antioxidants and a number of vitamins and minerals, edamame, or those lovely green young soybeans we love ordering at the izakaya, is a popular healthy snack that also happens to be extremely versatile. Apart from eating them directly from the pods, there are countless of other different ways that you can use edamame: tossing the beans into salads, stir-fries, have them over rice, blend them into a warm or cold soup, use them as decorations on your plates — or turn them into a delicious and simple dip! Edamame hummus has always been one of my favorite ways to use edamame, and I’m sure that you’ll love it too. Here’s how to make it.
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. True, but this time, it it’s in the eye, the mouth and the stomach—as well as the lingering memories and fond daydreams for months to come.
Konnichiwa from Hiroshima Hana hostel, It’s Kana here.
What Japanese food do you like the most?? I am from Hiroshima so Okonomiyaki which is Hiroshima’s specialty food comes first, but I am really into Ramen since I had short trip to Onomichi last year. Onomichi is well known as Ramen and there are many Ramen restaurant every where. It was like a heaven to me. Ramen for Lunch, Dinner and even for afternoon tea.
I would like to recommend you the one of best Ramen I had ever had recently.
This Ramen called TORISOBA and has little faint scent of citron.Usually Ramen soup is bit or quite heavy but it was light and even finished them all without heartburn!!
If you have any opportunity to try TORISOBA, please give it a try! It won’t let you down and you will not regret for sure!
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The shojo manga about elementary school student Sakura Kinomoto is celebrated by a pop-up cafe at Tower Records Shibuya from February 6th. Similar cafes will be held at stores in Umeda (Osaka) and Sapporo.
Fans will delight at the special food dishes and drink menu themed around the popular manga and its characters. Though the beverages are a little pricey, at ¥750 for a caramel hot milk, the dishes and desserts are more reasonable, starting at ¥1,100. A Kyoto cotton candy item for ¥800 is also available for take-out. Customers who order something can claim exclusive merchandise items, including coasters and bookmarks.
The three Cardcaptor Sakura Cafes are open until March 14th. Since the period also coincides with Valentine’s Day and White Day (March 14th), there are special romantic events planned.
These kinds of pop-up cafes have become very common ways to promote anime, manga, game, and other franchises. Though ostensibly still a music store, Tower Records has regularly hosted these cafes as a means of attracting new demographics. Past examples include Your Name., Dragon Ball, Godzilla, and <a target=_blank …continue reading