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!

takumi

Besides ramen or sushi I hardly eat anything else at Japanese restaurant, I don’t know why. Finally one day , I had something else:

After visiting the final exhibition of a friend, we headed to a Japanese restaurants which serves different rice and ramen dishes. So, this time I shared  カレーライス Japanese curry rice with 唐揚げ karaage with another friend. The curry was tasty but it was a bit different than the Japanese curry I always make at home. Then again, I only use instant roux for the curry xD.

The side dishes of the menue was 味噌汁 miso soup and a green salad with a sesame-mayonnaise-dressing. Very yum!

takumi-curry-menue

tobioka

It is rare for me to celebrate my birthday. This year I even celebrated it twice. Since I moved houses, I combined it with my housewarming and invited some friends over. My actual birthday was a few days prior to the housewarming/birthday party. On that day, I went to a Japanese restaurant with two lovely friends and celebrated it with sushi and sake.

As starters we had 味噌汁 miso soup, 揚げ出し豆腐 fried silk tofu in soy sauce and 菠薐草のゴマ和え spinach in sesame sauce. (I forgot to take a picture of the miso soup.)

tobioka-main

As main dish one of my friends and me had mixed 寿司 sushi and my other friend had 鮭の照り焼き teriyaki salmon. To complete our menu, we had 小豆アイスクリーム red bean ice cream, 黒ゴマのアイスクリーム black sesame ice cream and ごま団子sesame rice balls with red bean filling.

And 酒 sake. I think, it was our first time drinking warm sake. The waiter was shocked when we ordered three bottles of sake. We had no idea how much 0.1 ml would be. XD

In the end, we just ordered one bottle for the three of us and that was enough for a first sip. 🙂