This was okay. It had a really mild flavor and I wish it had a little bit more of a kick to it. Maybe add lemon juice?
Adventures in Dining continues as I was fortunate enough to eat at Wellington's inside The New Sanno Hotel (which is a place reserved for current and former service men and women and their guests and is technically America inside Tokyo). The checks were all presented in US Dollars. I was extra fortunate because Wellington's does mainly meat entrees but my gracious host was kind enough to call ahead and found out they would make me a pasta dish. How lovely!
I had a Sun-Dried Tomato Tart:
Mt. Fuji Pasta (no that's not really what it's called, it's just a joke my server made):
White Chocolate Raspberry Tart:
Because this place caters kindly to military the prices are actually quite reasonable and I was not offended when I received the bill. If you get the opportunity to eat there, take it!
I had such high hopes for Kit Kats in Japan. I had these delusions that I'd be able to try new Kit Kats all the time. Sadly, this has not been the case. Green Tea Kit Kats appeared at my local supermarket recently, but I didn't buy them because I've already tried them. It's obvious I like the novelty of trying and writing about unusual Kit Kats more than I like the actual Kit Kats. Strange?
Anyway, on a particularly beautiful day, I rode my bike to my favorite thrift store and Don Quixote. It just so happens that Donki had special World Assort Kit Kats featuring two flavors, Orange and Hazelnut.
I was hoping that these would be orange colored like the Citrus ones. However, they are chocolate with orange filling so the taste is orange chocolate. And even though they are not orange colored, they are still quite tasty.
Well, I didn't taste much hazelnut. The nut flavor is very very mild almost non-existent. Not bad but not the best Kit Kats I've ever had.
Here's my list:
Cookies and Cream
Purple Sweet Potato
Brown Sugar Syrup
You might find this hard to believe but I've not been super fashionable lately but I tried to wear some cute things.
Trying to do a little New Girl-esque outfit and it was quite cold that day. (By the way I love these boots!) Shirt Colleen Collection (Target), jeans Karen Collection, boots Forever 21.
Got a box from my mom with this shirt in it. Shirt Wal-Mart, leggins Kohl's, boots Chiyoda, shirt Uniqlo.
I was only called "Where's Waldo?" twice. So not that bad I guess. Shirt Forever 21, necklace Lia Sophia, jeans Karen Collection (Target), shoes Fergalicious.
April 5th (day):
Unfortunately (like most days) I underestimated the weather and it ended up being way too hot for this and I was stuck with no time to change. Sweater Treasure Factory Style, top Forever 21, skirt Goodwill (Target brand), tights Daiei, shoes Target. In the end I really didn't like this outfit.
April 5th (night):
Off to a swanky party in my new Forever 21 peplum dress! Jacket Goodwill (Kohl's brand), tights Tutuanna, shoes Wal-Mart. (And you probably wouldn't have known I went to a swank party in clothes from Wal-Mart & Goodwill unless I hadn't told you.)
I underestimated the weather again and it was raining by the time I ended my day with my friend. I had to buy another umbrella since I didn't bring mine. Anyway, sweater and dress Honey's, boots & necklace Forever 21.
I hope the start of your week has been a nice one and the rest of your week is great!
Quinoa, tofu, beans! 10 grams of protein! First, I did some things differently. Instead of chopping the carrot (since hard carrot chunks didn't sound too appealing in a salad such as this), I shredded them. It added a better consistency to the salad. Also, I couldn't find lima beans so I used edamame and I know that is a lot of soy but it evens out okay in individual servings. I used Dean & Deluca's semi-dried tomatoes instead of fresh because I love the flavor. Also, be warned that this recipe makes about 4.2 million pounds of salad so you might want to reduce it. Anyway, super flavorful. Highly recommended!
I think last week my sister sent me this recipe on Facebook and it looked so good I thought I'd make it!
It turned out quite delicious though slightly dry. Maybe more dressing? Maybe less cooking? Anyway, I think it's funny that it's recommended as a side dish because for me it was filling enough for a main dish. You should give it a try too!
I also roasted up some veggies that I marinated in balsamic.
In the adventures in dining section, I have a few things to show you. I was fortunate enough to eat at Decanter which is inside the Tokyo American Club (an exclusive private country club). Everything was so delicious.
I had a wedge salad:
Goat cheese and (real!) beets:
And a lot of this bread (with Hawaiian volcanic salt):
And a deconstructed ice cream sundae:
Everything was so good!
Next I went to Roti which is one of my favorite places.
I had bleu cheese stuffed mushrooms with horseradish sauce:
And a vegan burger:
My boyfriend and I had afternoon tea at a hotel in Odaiba:
With special sakura tea:
And adorable goodies:
On another nigh, he also brought me special inari (one of my favorite things):
The wasabi one was the best.
In adventures in gardening, I harvested my radishes (sadly smaller than last time):
And thanks to Pinterest, I started regrowing romaine:
(It is much bigger now.)
Anyway, sorry for the length! Happy eating! I'm off to enjoy this (rare) sunny day.