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Japan Mini Red Apple | 日本ミニりんご

I saw a very cute mini red apple when I am shopping in OIOI shopping complex last weekend. I was looking for various kind of fruits at that time and unexpectedly I saw those mini apples. I was so excited and thinking to buy it but at the end I walked back with empty hands as we were too hungry and rushing for dinner. I was regretted for not buying the mini apples and keep thinking on the cute apple for few days. 

 

Half Day Trip to Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera), Penang

This is the first time we went to Penang Hill after visited there since years ago. In my mind, Bukit Bendera is a cool place, where you can go away from super hot Penang island. Also, being prepared that there is "nothing" at the top hill. With this mindset, I prepared a jacket, pizza and some light foods for the trip. We went in early morning on last Sunday morning, arrived there at about 8.15am. After park our car at their carpark (RM3 per entry), we went to buy ticket. Ticket charge for adult is RM8 per person, if you show your Malaysia identity card to them (child is RM4). By the time we buy the ticket, there is no body in the queue, so we thought the visitor must be very few.

 

Instant Ramen Museum | Osaka, Japan

Instant Ramen Museum is located at Ikeda-shi, Osaka. You can experience making your own cup noodle here. If you would like to make noodle from sratch, here is the place for you too. Besides, the history of the chicken ramen development, which is the world’s first instant ramen, and the changes in many products over the years can be found here too. Entrance is free unless you want to buy cup noodle or attend the making noodle class. I visited this museum to make my cup noodle. After seeing through the ramen history and development process, I bought two empty cups from vending machine inside the museum, 300 yen per cup. Then I was arranged to sit at "art class corner" to draw and decorate my cup. After finished, I proceed to collect my ramen and choose the ingredients I like. You can choose 4 out of 10 ingredients. Then you can choose your soup base before proceed to final packing. It is fun to make your own cup noodle, I did not join the making noodle class as it is reservation at earlier time. Overall, it was a fun experience here and I will enjoy my cup noodle with Camus after return to Penang.

 

Fast & Easy Kaya Jam Recipe

Comparison between mother's version and "my" version: mother's version "my" version very delicious delicious thicker a bit watery better fragrance less fragrance hard to get from outside same taste can get anywhere long hours needed (about 4 hours) fast and easy (less than 30mins) more patient done fast, suit for everyone can keep up to a month can keep up to a week I am too lazy to try mother's version although it is really really delicious. Hence came out my version. For those who like kaya, and lack of time or patient standing long hour keep stirring your kaya jam, my version is actually a very good try. It is better to make home fresh kaya jam since it is fast and easy to make. Try make a small bottle each time and finish it fast when it is still fresh, and make for new badge after finish. Ingredients: 90g sugar200 ml undiluted fresh coconut milk4 young/light green pandan leaves4 yolks (make sure no egg white at all) Method: 1. Cook sugar in a pot over medium-high heat until light brown, swirling slowly. Reduce heat to low. Keep swirling until sugar is medium-brown.2. Add coconut milk (beware of steam) and pandan leaves. Increase heat to high.3. Stir until coconut milk is just starting to simmer gently. Turn off heat.4. Slowly stir half of coconut milk into egg yolks. Next, pour all of egg mixture into remaining coconut milk in one go.5. Over medium to medium-low heat, cook combined mixture until slightly thickened.6. Reduce heat to low. Continue stirring until mixture is thick enough to coat spoon thickly. 7. Discard pandan leaves. Transfer kaya to a bottle. Leave until completely cool.8. Cover and refrigerate.
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GomaDango_2Is anyone like the Cha Dango that I shared on previous post?

Now, I would like to introduced another type of dango. As I mentioned before, there are varities of dangos that can be found in Japan, one is the Cha Dango which is made with green tea. The second type of dango that I am going to share now is black and white version of dango. What is the black and white ball ball stick shown in the picture? Well, the white balls are the dangos which are plain dangos while the blacky is kuro goma (black sesame). It doesn's look tempting to me at all, but since there was a free tasting sample, why should I miss the chance Laughing?

 

***after free tasting***

......Mmmmnnn, it tasted good, the kuro goma was melted in my mouth and the mixture of "Q-Q" dango that I like so much were perfect match. After ate the free sample, even though it was delicious, we do not buy it. We do not want to carry it to other places as we were heading to other destination. On that day, we just bought one stick at store outside the temple for about 100yen per stick, thinking to get a box of goma dango at other station in Kyoto. Well, shopping in Japan is like playing an auction game. Once you spot the thing you like, you should get it immediately. If you don't, you might lost the thing you want FOREVER! Yes, we were regretted for not buying on the spot. We do not see the goma dango anywhere else. Was really dissapointed.

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Kuro goma dango

After complaining, I realised that I have not introduce the place we ate the goma dango Embarassed. We found the goma dango at Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto. Not sure is there any other places that sell the similar dango, appreciate if anyone knows and willing to share it with us.

Ermm, my impression on the blacky dango was changed after the first try. I would like to quote a Hokkien phrase to describe the goma dango, "o kim o kim, ju kua ju jip sim" Tongue out ...muaakkss muaakkksss... Kiss

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Kinkakuji temple at Kyoto


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