Tuesday, January 17, 2012

gurigura cafe

I had lunch at gurigura cafe in Shijo today.

"Guri and Gura" is a very popular children's book about two cute field mice as you can see the decoration in the shop.

The shop owner seems to like squirrels also.

This is GuriGura curry that I ordered. Deep fried okra, eggplant, and lotus root were sprinkled on slightly sweet but spicy beef curry. Chopped roasted nuts had a nice accent to the taste.

Their daily changing lunch sets were already sold out when I got there, unfortunately. (This photo is a lunch set I ordered last summer.)

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Happy 2012, Year of the Dragon!!!

I went back to Shimane to celebrate New Year. My mother and I were working together to prepare the New Year's food called "Osechi" for a few days. It is Japanese tradition to eat soba noodle on New Year's Eve.

After having eaten soba noodle, we arranged our New Year's food on plates. This is the plate of vegetables.

And this is the plate of mainly seafood.

On the morning of New Year's day, we toasted with a sake drink called "Otoso" first, and then had a rice cake soup called "Zoni" which is another special New Years' food.

I wish you all a very happy and healthy 2012!!!