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Tokyo vs. Paris, Japan vs. France, from a food point of view

recently on just hungry - Fri, 2014-05-02 12:25

Is Tokyo really a better place for a tourist to visit than Paris? As a Tokyo-native and current resident of France, I may have a few thoughts on that. ^_^

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This time the chausson aux pommes came in one piece! ^_^ On one of my favorite p...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2014-04-30 13:23
This time the chausson aux pommes came in one piece! ^_^ On one of my favorite plates, from Greengate in Denmark. #dailypic #pastry


Another pic of the thing I posted last night. It's a biscornu shaped dressmaker'...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2014-04-29 06:08
Another pic of the thing I posted last night. It's a biscornu shaped dressmaker's pincushion. It has a strap and is meant to be worn on the wrist while sewing.

(I know it has nothing to do with food... but sometimes I do/think of things other than food so... ^_^; One of my hobbies is doing this kind of fancy needlework, as it were.)


Something done, something new #dailypic

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Mon, 2014-04-28 22:59
Something done, something new #dailypic


Potato croquettes. This is actually fast food. フランスのコロッケ!小さくて可愛い #dailypic Pota...

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Potato croquettes. This is actually fast food. フランスのコロッケ!小さくて可愛い #dailypic

Potato croquettes are made with creamed (mashed) potatoes, formed into patties or cylinders (like these), dipped in flour/egg/breadcrumbs and deep fried. These have chives in them too.

(You see korokke or croquettes everywhere in Japan, but they aren't that common in France anymore even if they originated here.)


I took the photo of the carrots at this market...my favorite, and a big reason w...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Fri, 2014-04-25 20:10
I took the photo of the carrots at this market...my favorite, and a big reason why we moved to this area. ^_^ Written in 2006! Yikes, I'm getting old.




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Carrots!! #dailypic

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Fri, 2014-04-25 19:32
Carrots!! #dailypic


Savory soy sauce flavored rice crackers (senbei) coated with royal icing. One ol...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2014-04-24 20:55
Savory soy sauce flavored rice crackers (senbei) coated with royal icing. One old time brand of these from the Edo period was called Hagoromo Senbei, rice crackers clad in white feathers. #dailypic


Disclaimer: Don't watch this if you are offended by twerking puddings ^^ This i...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2014-04-24 16:39
Disclaimer: Don't watch this if you are offended by twerking puddings ^^

This is from a pudding-making kit with a "Kureyon Shinchan" theme. Kureyon Shinchan is a manga/anime character - a little boy who is rather rude, as some little boys can be. He exposes his bottom quite a bit because it's funny. Bottoms are considered to be cute or hilarious in Japan depending on the circumstances, not simply sexual.

But some of the comments to hte video seem to be upset about 'sexy porn puddings' and such. And there are of course the inevitable "Japan you so crazy comments.

Anyway, I thought adding the thong was pretty creative. ^_^ (The thong is made with nerikiri, which is a kind of sweet bean pasts with a little rice flour added.)



Interesting kit② 「butt pudding」  しんちゃん ぷりぷりプリン

Japanese interesting sweets kit ② butt pudding kit 210yen ミニストップで購入しました 210円 珍しい型だったんでついついアレンジしてしまいました・・ 味は普通のプリンより甘いです。 http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%83%8F%E3...

A couple of days ago, I commented that I do eat horsemeat (although very rarely)...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2014-04-23 20:52
A couple of days ago, I commented that I do eat horsemeat (although very rarely) and have quite enjoyed it. This apparently upset someone who sent me a rather well, upset message privately. People's taboos when it comes to eating differ a lot of course. Personally, I will try just about everything at least once, as long as it's legal, although I actually don't eat a lot of meat since I just don't enjoy most of it (for instance I don't like game, or game-like things like quail, or innards like tripe and chitterlings etc. much...except for chicken livers and kidneys etc.) On the other hand, the most 'disgusting' meat to me these days is factory produced chicken, and veal produced the conventional way.

I mean to expand on my own 'food ethics' if you will, but what are your "absolute nos" and "I'm okay with that even if a lot of people aren't" kinds of things when it comes to food?

Strawberry granita made with gariguettes #dailypic

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2014-04-23 19:22
Strawberry granita made with gariguettes #dailypic


The very cute burger wrapper at a local fast food place. The burger uses beef fr...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2014-04-22 16:05
The very cute burger wrapper at a local fast food place. The burger uses beef from the Camargue.


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