Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Japanese Snacks

To cheer me up, DH has bought me a bunch of Japanese snacks so that I wont be so depressed when working through lunch.

So here they are:

Lots and Lots of Royce chocolates! This is just the first batch btw. Already eaten up. He subsequently bought 2 more batches of different flavours for me. Dark Green is Champagne (my longtime favourite). Brown is Bittersweet (with no alcohol, but we still find it a little too sweet so DH bought Bitter the next time round, which was better). And Light Green is a seasonal special, Green Tea (my current favourite).

I love the delicate taste of green tea! I dont drink green tea much (except when they serve it in Japanese restaurants and always with ice), but I love green tea ice cream, green tea frapps and now, green tea chocolate. It's got this fragrant tinge and a little bittersweet edge. Lovely. Each box of chocs costs around $12.60.

Lots and Lots of Japanese cookies and biscuits. I kind of miss the Hokkaido cream biscuits. It's pretty famous - Shiroi Koibito. So we got all sorts of snacks, to see if any of them could match up to the gold standard of shiroi.

This Well Cookie from Morinaga is my favourite. It was buttery and crispy, with a coffee flavoured fragrance. The fragrance was subtle, yet lovely enough to make me want more than just one. The cookie and the coffee cream paired so well together, it was like a match made in Heaven. I couldnt stop at just one.

This was a white chocolate langue de chat, so it is the one that is most similar to shiroi koibito. However, the cookie was a little too light, and a little too thin, and the white chocolate was a little too delicate. So, all in all, it makes a good substitute if you cant get your hands on the real thing... but, for me, I think I would rather hold out for the real thing, or eat a Well Cookie.

This is chocolate langue de chat. The chocolate was a little too thin, and the cookie was a little too thick, so I didnt think it went too well together.

Each of the boxes costs around $5 each.

Cutie is also snacking on Japanese cookies.. these are ball cookies, I think its a Japanese brand with a chicken in the centre. Both Cutie and Sweetie like it, but it seems that Cutie snacks more often than Sweetie.

So here he is, having ball cookies as a supper snack with his Daddy.

I am not sure if its a good idea to encourage Cutie to have supper... but its just so cute when he bonds with his Dad over supper after Sweetie has gone to bed.. .so I give in once in a while.

And Sweetie is just as sweet as ever. She is now 12 months old, very active as you can see, she is climbing all over the place.

She has lots of nice clothes, more than her brother ever had.. Thanks for the pretty dress, Auntie YS!


ice said...

DH is so sweet! :) hey vivien, you can get really awesome Japanese snacks from Nippon-ya at Ion Orchard. The shop is huge and there're many Jap goodies you'll love. You'll feel almost like in Japan.

Chocolate Reindeer said...

Ice: wow really? I went to Ion over the weekend, and got hopelessly lost. I hope I can find Nippon-ya when I next go there!

Chocolate Reindeer said...

Ice: wow really? I went to Ion over the weekend, and got hopelessly lost. I hope I can find Nippon-ya when I next go there!