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Angry Bird Green Tea Cake Recipe

For the cake, I chosen green tea, it is easier in preparation and I believe it suits most people taste bud.

 

Sukiyaki 鋤焼 | Dinner At Japanese Sensei House

When I was working in Japan, I attended Japanese class in order to improve my Japanese language. I have a Japanese teacher who taught me the Japanese language for about a year when I stayed there. Before the training end, I was invited to her house for dinner. I feel glad to have the opportunity to visit her house.

 

Low Sugar Coffee Chiffon Cake Recipe

This cake is specially dedicated to an OLD baby boy that was born on 67 years ago, exactly 33 years earlier than my OLD baby Camus. Now, the OLDer baby has diabetes and cannot consume much sugar. Everytime I bake a cake, he will complain that my cake is tooooooooo sweet. To cater for his needs, I change my chiffon cake recipe to low sugar version, I choose coffee flavour because... besides my mummy, the one that he cannot let go and cannot survive without is COFFEE...and yes, the "he" I mentioned here is my lovely daddy! It has been long time I want to come out with low sugar version cake, pastry, and etc, and being lazy is my natural instinct. Dad's birthday is a good reason for me to start my low sugar recipe. Ingredients5 egg yolks (about 85g)10g sugar75g hot water + 10g instant coffee (mix well)1tbsp coffee paste70g corn oil120g cake flour 5 egg whites (about 200g)45g sugar1/2tsp cream of tartar Method (step by step picture here)1. Add sugar into egg yolks, immediately whisk with hand whisk until pale and light.2. Add in corn oil, mix well.3. Add in coffee water and coffee paste, mix well.4. Sift in flour, stir until well combined. You will get a thick mixture now.5. Whisk egg white with electrical hand mixer at low speed until big bubbles form, add in cream of tartar.6. Continue whisk from medium to high speed until small bubbles form (egg white is foamy and white in color now).7. Slowly add in sugar in few badges, continue whisk at high speed until soft peak formed.8. Add 1/3 of meringue into egg yolk mixture, mix gently with hand whisk until well combined. You will get a light mixture.9. Change hand whisk to rubber spatula, fold in 1/2 of the remaining meringue. GENTLY fold with egg yolks batter until 50% combined (you will still see white meringue now).10. Add all remaining meringue and fold GENTLY with spatula again until well combined (your mixture should be very light and volume now).11. Pour batter into chiffon pan. Using satay stick / chopstick, run around baking pan side and then draw curly pattern all the way in the middle and bang pan on counter top to remove big bubbles. Level the surface and bake in preheated oven at 160C with fan forced for 45 minutes or until cooked.12. When cooked, remove from oven and invert chiffon pan immediately to prevent shrinkage. The pan must remain inverted until fully cool.13. To remove chiffon cake from pan, carefully run the pan outer, inner and bottom side with thin spatula or knife. Invert pan to remove cake on big serving plate. At first I was afraid the cake will shrink after reduce half of the sugar quantity, but I am very happy to see the cake turn out very nice. For taste wise, my dad able to accept this sweetness level by finished 1~2 pieces of the cake. Even though the level of sweetness has reduce, but the coffee fragrance did brought me a "Yes, delicious!" comment from all the other family members. I am very happy to say that I had successfully make a low sugar birthday cake for dad this year, wish him happy birthday, healty and properous day ahead!

 

Cold Egg Soba 冷たい卵そば | Japan

Soba is a kind of brown noodles made from buckwheat flour. Cold egg soba is noodles in cold sauce with wasabi, scallions and raw egg. I have never wanted to try the cold soba here as the egg serves in the cold soba is totally raw. I am afraid of the egg smell if it is eaten raw and dare not challenge myself to eat raw egg except if the raw egg is use to make tiramisu. Somehow, on past few weeks, we stepped into an old soba and udon shop. Since Camus wanted to try something special in Japan, Japan local food, hence we ordered cold egg soba. Unsure about how to order cold egg soba in Japanese, after talking and describing what we wanted to the Taukeh Soh, finally we got what we want.  
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RainbowKiwi_2Talk about kiwi fruits, the country of origin is China and later on the seeds were brought into New Zealand. In New Zealand, the kiwi fruits were broadly planted and from there they are exported to other countries around the world. Hence New Zealand's kiwi fruits became popular. Recently, a new kind of kiwi fruit is found in Japan.

 

 

It is popular and special as the quantity of this new kiwi is little and hence caused it valuables. The price for this new kind kiwi is more expensive compare to normal green or yellow kiwi. What is the speciality of this new kind kiwi? Well, I think it is due to the colour of the kiwi, it has mixture of red and green/yellow in colour, and this is where the name came from --> RAINBOW KIWI. The center of the rainbow kiwi is RED and surrounded by either green or yellow.

Other than the colour, the size of rainbow kiwi is smaller compare to normal kiwi. It is sweet and not sour. The surface of the kiwi does not have hair.

Last two days, we bought a pack of rainbow kiwi, total 6 of them. It costs 398yen, which is equivalent to RM14. A piece of rainbow kiwi cost about RM2.40, this price is also equivalent to a bowl of asam laksa, hehe...

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Talking about buying process, at the time we reached the shop, we saw the last pack of rainbow kiwi, immediately we bought it. Before that, we went to few other shops and non of them selling this kind of fruit.

After dinner, we ate the RAINBOW kiwi, with excited and joyful heart. When we cut into half, I feel cheated by the shop owner, the kiwi was rotten!!! Out of 6, one was rotten, one bowl of asam laksa gone! The other 5 were just fine, taste not sour but not really special. To me, I still prefer yellow kiwi, because it is sweet.

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It might due to the rainbow kiwi is not very fresh and hence caused the taste weird or in fact the taste is just normal. Well, I believe this is the first and also last time for me to buy. Also, the red colour in middle is not as beautiful as the advertisement picture. Kind of dissapointed. Anyway, I feel happy as I have the chance to try new kind of kiwi fruit in Japan, the RAINBOW KIWI.

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#2 Juju 2009-10-31 01:26
Got con man in Japan too ? :unsure: Is it fruit season now in Japan ?
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#1 Leo 2009-10-26 11:55
The kiwi looks special and yummy...
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