I'm often asked, "what do you cook?" or "what do you eat?" My Japanese friends are curious about what a foreigner might eat, and my NZ/Australian friends know I'm a bit of a foodie and wonder what I'm cooking up in Japan.
So here it is: a strange mix of Japanese and Kiwi cuisine seasoned with a little of my own creativity...
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Japan has all sorts of wonderful instant stuff, and I'm still surprised by something new from time to time. One of my friends gave me two different kinds of instant soup to try. I think she said the first one was from China. It looked like a rice puff cracker. You were supposed to put it in a bowl, sprinkle the powder sachet over, and pour on hot water. It was quite nice.
The other came beautifully presented in a gift box with four different flavors, small wafer containers with kanji written on them. You were supposed to break the wafer container open, place it in the bowl and pour hot water over. It was good, and even had chunks of dried vegetable in it.