Thursday, June 30, 2005

Special pasta

soba pasta Posted by Picasa

Normally, pasta is made of wheat flour. But this made of buckwheat. Normally, buckwheat is a good material for noodle in hot summer, because buckwheat's cold nature take away the heat from the bottom of the body. In Korea, black food is regarded as well-being food. For example, black bean, black tofu, black seasam, black noodle.... We believe that its black contain something special for our health.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Samsuni's pican pie

Lovely pican pie Posted by Hello

I'm a self-styled gourmet. Although I'm not professional journalist or freelancer for all kinds of food magazine, I have a sense of taste( Of course It's my own judgement ^^) I discovered a pican pie shop through a newspaper long time ago. Due to my skin trouble, I had to repress my thirst for tasting it. I finally decided to try it, I called to this shop. Differently from what I've heard from netizen, shop owner was very kind, more over talkative. I thought this shop is far from my house, but next to mine, and they opened a new shop underground of Big department store just near to my house. When I entered this shop, about 20 ovens were in a line in two separate room. Except it, there was nothing special. There were 2 women, one dame is owner and the other is cook. The latter seems around 50 years old. The shop owner was very kind and praised her pie. She asked to me how I had found this shop. Of course, by magazine. This shop's name is samsuni. In Korean, this name is very rustic but it brings a dim memory for our childhood. This shop is specialized in only pican pie. It costs about $10. In comparison with other bakery, this price is not expensive. She made by 100% handmade. She select good quality's walnut. The feature of this pie is that walnut is live, that is to say, normally, the chips of walnut is covered with pie dough. but on this pie, big slices of walnut are lay. So when we bite a pie, the walnut and pie dough eat crip. They don't use sugar so it's not quite sweet. It's a healthy food for well-being generation. There are two tastes depending on dough ; seasam and matcha(green tea). I bought two for tasting. Green tea is a little moist. Personally I prefer less moist seasam pie. My mother prefer green tea. It depends on age ? Maybe, because my sister agreed with me. Of course I can't take everyday this pie, but I'd like to keep this happy time while biting a sweet and simple pie. To tell the truth, I don't want that this shop became too famous. Normally, if a shop became known, its taste is certain to deteriorate and commercialize. I hope that this shop keeps their originality. There are some shops and restaurants that keeps their original tradition, for example, although they gain a lot of money, they don't try to enlarge their shops. Although a present shop is too tight and small, they try to keep their taste and colour. I hope that it happen to this shop. Nowadays, Samsuni fever has gripped our country. Samsuni is an actress' name of a soap dram titled to < Samsuni >. Samsuni is an old and fat maid. She is patissiere graduated from French cuisine school. It seems to me this drama pattern is too similar to Bridget Jones's diary. As I'm a big fan for Bridget, I don't like this drama. At any rate, implicating in the popularity of this drama, this shop is introduced often to TV program.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

A special patisserie < Fraise >

Ugly bread Posted by Hello

By accident I stopped by a bakery. Maybe to call as patisserie is better. Its name is . This means strawberry in french, certainly the baker completed a certain baking course in french school. They don't use an antiseptic. I'm not sure if other bakery use it or not. At any rate, we can see < we don't use an antiseptic> on all covers of bread or cookies. I found a special bread called as ugly bread. This figure looks not so good. They take any shape. Inside there are marrons and raisins. Its taste is quite good. They make much of pound cake and handmade chocolate. I tasted chocolate pound cake. It was fantastic. They use rich choco chips inside and hard chocolate outside. Nowdays it became a cake what I like the most.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Cocoa Cans

Mickey's Cocoa Posted by Hello

My sister untied a package from her journey to U.S.A and Mexico. She has been there to meet our relative. This is a part of Cocoa packs. This is composed of totally 6 cans. Its favour are all different. Its taste is like a water boiled with burned rice, how can I say, it's very flat, not specially tasted. Normally, Cocoa has to be very rich and strong. At any rate, this pack is a kind of souvenir in Disney Land, maybe, by only this fact, its taste can be overlooked.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Irish souvenir

Irish fudge Posted by Hello

To see a night view of Dublin, I went out with my colleague. We strolled along a street in the middle of Dublin. This street continued to the temple street, where is famous for irish pubs. There were many irish pubs where we can listen to live music, maybe irish traditional performance, tap dance( For information, don't forget to book in advance) Dublin was very small and calm city, I loved their calmness. Of course a main street was very animated by young people at night, but it was clean and well arranged. I stopped by souvenir shops in temple street. They sold different products typical to Ireland such as guiness produts. I bought some souvenirs for friends. This is fudge made of irish whisky Jamson. It's good, not too sweet.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Very short break

Go to London Posted by Hello

Here is Winston abbey. I'm London. I'll stay for 1 week due to a meeting with clients. As I didn't bring my note book, I interrupted inevitably my blogging. See you soon

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Feeling matcha's flavor

Matcha frappuchino Posted by Hello

I romped around shops, market and department store. I bought a pink purse, a cute bell for my best freinds. I'll give them as a souvenir of Japan's visiting. Um ~~ There were too many products in a shop window who were waiting for customers. I stopped by a stationery where sold various pretty products ; wall paper, note, pencil, clip, ribbon, etc. We had a light sandwich with matcha frappuchino. Normally I like cappuchino due to typical flavor of cynammon. But now, it's june, we prefered to take cool drink. Matcha's flavor was not too strong. It's good to rinse our mouth after taking a fat meal. But it matched well with cheese+tomato+lettuce sandwich.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Melting into the sweetness

Rasberry tiramishu Posted by Hello

A long long journey. I had to walk to look around Ko be city with my sister. We walked forward as a guidebook guided us. Kobe was a place well known as foreign ambassy area, so we can see different style's residence of ambassadors and foreigners. I dropped by a muslim mosque. There were a few persons who prayed and bowed. Although I'm not muslim, my mind became pious. Especially mosque's atmosphere was very clean and calm as what I liked. After a hard training time, we felt hungry. Even if I tried to find a good japanese restaurant, there was not any place that attracted our eyes. So, we chose a french style's restaurant in Japan. It's rediculous ! But food was very good, quality was also very good. I was really satisfied with thier menu. We selected cold tomato spaghetti with vegetables. They served us zucchini's sweet soup as hors-d'oeuvre, and raspberry tiramishu cake. Soup was fresh and sweet. It let us relieve from fatigue by sweetness. Especially raspberry tiramishu cake was wonderful. I have never tasted it before. I felt happy at the moment of that a slice of cake was melting in my mouth.

Mysterious sauce

Okonomiyaki Posted by Hello

Okonomiyaki is like a occidental pizza. Of course, ingredients are a litte different. But shape and concept are almost same. Especially, fine slices of bonito are sprinkled. As a sauce, mayonnaise is poured along with deriyaki sauce( I think that this sauce is a typical one to Japanese, because we can smell et taste easily it on japanese food, even Macdonald's hamburger). At the first time, mayonnaise was very strange to me because we don't put this sauce onto pizza or korean pizza called as Bin dae Dduk, besides it, as I have never tasted this sauce, I couldn't imagine it. But after trying it, I couldn't yet understand how this mayonnaise went well with Okonomiyaki. How discovered it ?

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Ramyun, Ramyun, Ramyun.

Ramyun's line up Posted by Hello

I indulged in Ramyun. There were too many kinds of Ramyun in super market. Although I don't like instant food, ramyun seems to me exceptional. ^^ Meandering noodle, refreshing and spicy soup. I also like cold ramyun that is shown in summer time. Especailly mustard sauce bites the nose, fresh vegetables are well harmonised with cold noodle maybe due to ices ? When I came back my sister's residence, I found my self who was holding an armful of ramyuns. Don't I take them every night ?