Wednesday, December 24, 2008

How to satisfy your cravings in Japan

In a town that is approximately 10 hours away from your home country,

that is more than 2 hours away from the nearest city,

that has no other restaurants serving anything apart from Japanese cuisine

What do you do when you are craving for your favourite food from home?

Simple. MYO. Make your own.

Recently we have been cooking up such a storm in our Japanese kitchen we feel like we're training for the opening of our own restaurant in Singapore (that is, if we still have the stamina to do so when we join the active ageing community).

Some recent creations in addition to the others we've already blogged about:

- CNY peanut cookies

- Banana cake

- Curry puffs

Recipes will be posted separately.

So far, the snacks have proved to be quite a hit with our Japanese friends.

So much so that we came up with a purrrfect fundraising idea. We would make and sell these snacks at the Owase's monthly market in February to raise funds for charity. Haven't decided exactly what, but we would probably fundraise for the earthquake/ tsunami cause because Owase, being a narrow coastal town, is highly vulnerable to tsunamis (怖い, isn't it?) and money is needed to reinforce the schools and buildings here. Our idea is now undergoing final approval from the respective officials and we should be getting a 'yes' or 'no' by January. Fingers crossed.