kitkat

Another souvenir from Japan were different flavours of Kitkat you probably won’t find at your local supermarket.

kitkat

There was 抹茶 matcha tea, strawberry, passionfruit and white chocolate (I think). The orange (passionfruit) kitkat was my favorite but only because there was a bunny shaped in the chocolate bar.

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souvenirs part 5

My sister’s friends went to Japan and brought back some snacks as souvenir. Lucky me, she shared some of of the snacks with me. ❤

wasabinori-gum

I loved the わさびのり wasabinori. It reminded me on the dried fish snacks I used to ate as a kid. So tasty! My sister, on the other hand, didn’t like them at all. She ate the bubblegums (on the right picture).

corn

Then, there was うまい a puffed corn-snack with different flavors. Yum!

gyoza

Not too long ago, I joined friends for a homemade dinner. One of them is an art student who has a sidejob at a Japanese restaurant. So considered an “expert” for Japanese cuisine, she had to make gyoza 餃子 for us.

gyoza

They turned out veeeerrrrrry delicious. (●^o^●)

She used the recipe by Cooking with dog. I definitely need to try making them at home, too.

For the filling you need:
120g Ground Pork
100g (Nappa) Cabbage
50g Onion
50g Garlic Chives

1/2 tbsp Soy Sauce
1/2 tsp Sugar
A pinch of Pepper
1 tbsp Sake
1/2 tbsp Sesame Oil
1 tbsp Potato Starch
1 tsp Grated Garlic
1/2 tsp Grated Ginger
1/2 tbsp Oyster Sauce or 1 tsp Chinese Soup Base

25 Gyoza Skins
1 tbsp Sesame Oil
Flour for dusting

For the sauce mix together:
1 tbsp Black/White Vinegar
1 tsp Soy Sauce
Chili Oil or Sesame Oil