Monday, November 15, 2010

Mizu Ame (水飴)

Peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, jam... I love things in a pot...
Mizu Ame (pulling candy in English) is one of them too. My parents got the stretchy treat for me from a famous Mizu Ame shop in Nara, Japan.

Pull a spoonful of candy with a pair of chop sticks, and do the pulling action. It's quite fascinating to see the candy's colour changing although I always can't wait for the candy to go creamy colour and eat it immediately...

Let's see how long this whole pot of sticky candy last... I think it'll be only a few days for that to be destroyed by the greedy monkey...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Choco iPhone case

Yes... it's not a real chocolate... but who cares when it's cute and sweet...

There are so many unnecessary but funny stuff in Japan. This one is a chocolate iPhone case. It comes with a outside packages. I thought it smelled of chocolate, but it's just my mind got tricked by the precious fake chocolate.

I love these stupid things in Japan:)

After blowfish...Mango sorbet

We are now in my home town, Osaka:)

Last night we went to my sister's husband restaurant. We had his restaurant 5 year anniversary course menu, which include posh Japanese beef and blowfish! Yes, blowfish is so tasty and delicate. It's one of the most expensive fish in Japan, so I took this opportunity... I went bit greedy, ate quite a lot... humm, yummy yummy..;D

Having had lots of food and drinks, I was next-to-explosion full... However, there is always a space for desserts, right? We were served mango sorbet. The icy refreshing treat went down nicely and made me kind of sober again:)

Thanks to my sister and sis's hubby for a lovely Japanese meal;)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

5th Nov, our wedding day:)

On 5th November, we got married in Las Vegas. One of the most beautiful days of my life:)

After the ceremony, we went to the Las Vegas sign and cut the wedding cake that Andy's mum, dad and brother arranged for us. The cake had our name and pretty little flowers on it, and of course, the buttery cream was lovely.

We went to the Eiffel Tower restaurant in Paris hotel for a push dinner;)
Followed by the lovely starter and main, we had a nice surprise from the restaurant. They gave us a pretty chocolate mousse with congratulations on the plate. What a treat:)

For the dessert, we had their signature souffle..... when they came to the table, my mouth was wide open... the biggest souffle I've ever seen....
We shared pistachio, granmanie, pumpkin and caramel for eight of us. Amazing texture and flavour. I was so full but couldn't help having them more and more...

Massive thanks to our families who took part in this beautiful day:)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hello, Las Vegas

We've arrived in our next destination, Las Vegas!

Just before we checked in Mandarin Oriental where we are staying, I've found a beautiful patisserie. Bags, champagne, shoes and more of those posh stuff made of sugar are nicely displayed in the window. They are truly the edible art... huh? you wouldn't eat? well, I'd love to if I could...

It seems that they like making thing with sweets in Vegas. I've found a statue of liberty made of jelly belly. That was very impressive too. Unfortunately, it was covered with glue so I couldn't eat it ;(

Our first dinner in Vegas was buffet. Yes! They've got the ice cream machine! I filled up my cup with vanilla flavoured icy treat...  Standing in front if the machine I thought.. let me have a taste here first.. a lick became a mouthful, and before I know I was having other cup....
With hot caramel sauce, beautiful....:)

I've got the feeling that I'll find fun sweets here in Vegas...

Bye bye NY...

Last day in NY...
I've been waiting for this moment. It was one of my priority in NY. New York bagels!.. one with Philadelphia cream cheese & the other with peanut butter and jelly:)

Generous potion of cheese and peanut butter was exactly what I wanted. Nothing sexy or sparkly, but casual and sweet, that's honestly my favourite dinner:)

Monday, November 1, 2010

What I've found in NY, day2 & 3

On the day2 in NY, I was still feeling the cheese cake from the night before in my stomach...  so I decided not to taste big cakes but enjoy looking at them instead....

When we were wondering around the city, I found the M&M shop and the Hershey's shop. There I was like a kid in a toy shop again. In M&M shop, they've got huge tanks of chocolate with a lot of different flavours as well as funky novelty goods. Even for non-chocolate lovers, it is definitely a fun place to visit. While the M&M shop was spacious with 3 floor, the Hershey's was compact, but still they've got a good enough varieties.


On the day3, I was much more recovered from the jet lag and we've decided to have a super-tourist-day;)

First, the Statue of Liberty. When went on a helicopter tour to see her! When we are waiting for the flight, they gave us cookies. What a nice surprise! I like the service in America:) The cookies are those American type, crunchy outside and soft inside, yummy yummy;)

On the way to the Empire State building, we popped into Seven Eleven. Here Andy got excited when he found the slurpee:) With the icy cola and orange, we got on the subway....

Back in London, I have my favourite sweet and creamy drink called "flangelico banana smoothie" from our local bar, Sam's. Before leaving off to America, Ben, the bartender at Sam's gave us the recipe so that I can have my drink even when I'm away. Thanks to Ben, I've got my drink in NY! But..., remember we are in America! It was twice as big as the original!!

I've got one whole day left in NY, my search for American sweets continues....