Snoopy summarises my uni essay.
Got to meet and great the lovely queens of buttercream!
I would love to learn how to make the stained glass cake (right) one day.
Some of my favourite cakes from Cake International in Manchester. let's start with the showstoppers.
How to Train your Dragon & Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs!
They were so massive, so elaborate and so hard to photograph because of their height, the amazing detail surrounding the cakes and the fact that everyone was surrounding these two cakes to admire their awesomeness.
Wedding cake prettiness!
As recommended by the Guardian Travel, we headed to Nodaiwa for their famed wild unagi. H had the grilled unagi while I chose the bento option. Our unagi did not disappoint! The only problem is coming back to the UK and having to dream about eating such lush unagi again, sigh!
Address: 1-5-4 Higashi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Visited 18 April 2013
We wanted to try Oden - it was described as being similar to the Southeast Asian "Yong Tau Foo",
so where better to pay a visit but Otafuka, where they have been dishing out their version of hot broth since 1915.
Here's a photo of the restaurant tiny entrance, squeezed between two car parks, it was so easy to miss! We walked past it twice despite using Google maps!
I did not know what to expect as it was our first time eating Oden. We were served starters, an oden pot for two and chopsticks long enough to reach one another. Our wee pot consisting of a variety of tofu, sardine balls, fish cake, konbu and other slow-simmered goodies.
The staff hardly spoke any English but they did have an English menu. From observation of the neighboring tables, the menu was used to order extras - if one fancied more fishcake, specials like Koro (skin of whale), sake and dessert.
It was a very comforting experience and I would love to go back for more.
Address: 1-6-2 Senzoku, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03 3871 2521
No English spoken but they did have an English menu.
Reservations recommended. Dinner only.
Visited 17 April 2013