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KitKat in Japan | Pink chocolate


Pink KitKat - Japan

Pink KitKat – Japan

KitKat is huge in Japan; there are tons of flavors – from green tea to wasabi. In Amsterdam we got these “normal” ones. This pink one I got it from a friend as a little gift. I don’t know if you can still call it chocolate, maybe cookie wrapped in a creamy jacket is much more suitable. It may taste like bubblegum, but it is cute. #Sunday snack

Sushi for dinner! Who else? | Tips for making maki and nigiri


California maki, Avocado maki and Unagi nigiri

California maki, Avocado maki and Unagi nigiri

Did I mention that sushi is one of my favorite? These little adorable delicious cute things just topped my favorite list for many years now and I am still hooked on as before. If you want some real good sushi here in Amsterdam (Kaiko still my favorite), be prepared to pay some extra money for it.

In order to be more friendly to my wallet, I make sushi at home. It will take some time, but for sure I know you will love it. After all, homemade food just tastes better. Don’t you think?

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Chicken konnyaku (Jǔruò: 蒟蒻) noodle soup

Easy and low calorie lunch or dinner| Chicken konnyaku (Jǔruò: 蒟蒻) noodle soup

Konnyaku noodles is well-known for its low carb, low calories, and zero fat and high soluble fiber. In Chinese it is called jǔruò (pinyin) 蒟蒻. Jǔruò is also a common ingredient for Chinese hot pot. Konyakku noodles or jǔruò has been widely used in Asia. It started not as a diet food, but as people got to know its benefits of low calorie and low carb. Many people did use it as a substitute for noodles or other types of carb. If you ask me it does not really resembles a good bowl of real noodle soup, but with this type of noodle we can also create a delicious low cal and carb noodle soup. Top it with your favorite ingredients and you got your delicious bowl of noodle soup!

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Roasted duck noodle soup

Noodles vs. Ramen | a bowl of deliciousness

NOODLES & RAMEN – Q: What is exactly the difference between ramen and noodles? A: There is not really a difference between noodles and ramen. Ramen is actually a type of noodle dish in Japan.

It is the name that distinguishes the bowl of noodles that is served. In China, they call it noodles and in Japan ramen. There is a great variety of Chinese noodles, which vary according to their region of production, ingredients, shape or width, and manner of preparation. I have been eaten noodles and ramen all my life: I came across very delicious ones and ones that are really not worth to mention it.

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Turn, fold & twist | Temari sushi (sushi balls)

Sushi is like art on a plate and temari sushi is the kawaii (cute) version, if you ask me.  Temari sushi is a small ball-like sushi that you can easily make at home. And if you are throwing a little party then I am sure it would impress your guests ;) Not recommended if you don’t have much time to prepare your food, it takes quite a bit of time to make these. Especially if you are planning to use different kind of fish and/or toppings.

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