Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Macarons! Macarons! Macarons!

Here are the wonders of the world. I made some macarons, totally addictive! Beige colour is Orange Blossom with Passion Fruit; Green colour is Pistachio; Violet colour is Grape.


This delicate Japanese candy is made by me using a wooden mold crafted by a master in Asakusa. I bought the mold 8 years ago I think and I used Wasanbon sugar with a bit of Kudzu and colour. The result is alright but not perfect and too fragile. I need to improve on the technique. The only way I am afraid will be to take a class in Kyoto at one of the famous Wagashi Houses.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

french candies

Beautiful Violet candies from France

tindora fry

Indian special dish:
1. Tindora which is coccinea grandis, washed, and sliced thinly.
2. Deep Fry tindora for less than 5 minutes in hot oil.
3. Stir fry some spices (tumeric, pepper and salt) with candlenuts and peanut crushed, then add some green celery or celantro chopped finely, when fragrant, then add tindora and turn off heat.
4. add some mint or herb on top to garnish.

lovely wagashi

This box is from my friends in Japan. The wasanbon is simple and lovely, melt in your mouth and straight to the heart!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

another beautiful scent

The Violet scent is beautiful. I tried a few brands before settling on L'Artisan Parfumeur Verte Violette.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

wagashi again

Another one from Kyoto's Kanshudo. The tea bowl is made of rice powder and sugar, along with Portuguese style candies and traditional Japanese wasanbon shaped like Genji's incense game. The set is too beautiful to eat.