I already posted several pictures of those delicious little cakes from my favorite café on instagram and about breakfast at the café on this blog. But I can’t get tired of looking at them and eating them.

tortchen(Yes, I have dozens more of those pictures.)

The shop is so charming and those little cakes too irresistible. In summer, they also sell homemade ice cream, e.g. lemon-basil-flavor. Yumm..


コロッケ korokke is a deep-fried dish consisting of potato, minced meat and minced vegetable. It is simple to make and so tasty.


I like the recipe by She explained the steps to make korokke so well.

3-4 (flourly) potatoes, peeled
1/2 onion, minced
1/2 carrot, minced
200g minced pork
1 tsp dashi (granulated fish stock)
2 tsp sugar
1 tbs sake
1 tbs mirin
4 tbs soy sauce
2 eggs, beaten

First boil the peeled potatoes in a pot with salted water. When the potatoes are soft, pour away the remaining water and mash the potatoes. Fry the minced onion and minced carrot in a pan, add minced meat and season it sugar, dashi, sake, mirin and soy sauce and let it simmer for five mins. Then mix the meat and the mashed potatoes together well, shape croquettes in any shape you like, roll them in flour, in beaten eggs, then in panko and fry them ntil goldenbrown. Serve the korokke with salad, ketchup, mayo and/or tonkatsu sauce.

Enjoy your meal!

julian’s homemade muffin

At my previous work, there was a cute and sassy intern – my eye candy, my ray of lights amidst the dark aura of the evil lord (yes, I am slightly exaggerating). Before he left (me) to go studying on the other side of the country, he somewhen brought muffins to work.

I sent him these pictures as a thank you:


No need to say, I am excited to meet him again at the end of August. Hihi.