Takoyaki is is a ball-shaped Japanese snack made of a wheat flour-based batter, cooked in a special moulded pan. It is a little like gem-irons – small cylindrical repositories. The contents are delicious.
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What are the best things to spend your money on – possessions or experiences? Some might say that possessions last longer and this contributes to value. Others say that the purchase of possessions is akin to “puddles of pleasure” – that don’t last long before they dry up. Interesting research expands on these ideas.
Shichi-mi togarashi is also known as Japanese seven spice powder. As the name suggests it contains seven ingredients that blend to make a spicy flavour in salad dressings or other meat dishes. If you think this is a Japanese version of Chinese 5 spice powder – think again, and read on.
If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.
~ Ray Kroc
Strawberries are not particularly Japanese – so why am I including them in my Friday food treat? It’s the way the Japanese treat them that fascinates me. They are beautifully arranged in trays, and displayed and treated with great reverence. They also taste great!