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Fresh Sushi | Tsukiji Central Wholesale Market, Japan

Tsukiji Central Wholesale Market is a wholesale market in central Tokyo. Fishes, fruits, vegetables, meats, seafoods and flowers can be found here. It is one of the world's largest fish market. Besides, it is also one of Tokyo's major tourist attractions due to the busy atmosphere of scooters, trucks, sellers and buyers rushing around.

 

Temptation Chocolate Banana Cake Recipe

I am back again to bake a birthday cake, a fresh cream birthday cake. This time I make chocolate banana cake for Camus's birthday. To me, I am lazy to make this type of cake as I will need to spend 3 hours and above (can up to 5~6 hours) to make a whole cake, from weighting ingredients to decorate the cake. Also, I will accumulate the left over ingredients like fresh cream, sponge cake mix and some others for months, or years...until they are expired...then throw them away. I really feel wasted to throw away those ingredients, and many times I also very lazy to make a move to stand in kitchen for whole afternoon on my weekend to make this type of cake. Of course, some time I "got form got ohm", I will do it happily just like this time, another chocolate banana cake was born in my kitchen, for an OLD baby that was born on 34 years ago. Let me share the recipe of this chocolate banana cake with photos I have taken. RecipeIngredientsChocolate Sponge Cake260g sponge cake mix260g eggs70g hot water1tbsp chocolate powder80g melted butter Chocolate Ganache100g chocolate (cut to small pieces)50g fresh milk Filling400g whipped fresh cream150g chocolate ganache (you may add all or leave some for decoration)3tbsp coffee kahlua (optional)8~10pcs banana (I used pisang "awak" as we like the "compact and smooth" texture of this banana) MethodFor chocolate sponge cake:1. Mix chocolate powder and hot water.2. Use mixer, beat sponge cake mix and eggs in high speed for 6 minutes. 3. Switch to medium speed and slowly pour in chocolate liquid from step 1 to sponge egg mixture and beat for another 2 minutes.4. Lastly, combine melted butter with sponge mixture.Hint: To prevent sponge mixture separated from melted butter, take a portion of mixture combine with melted butter first, then just combine with the rest of mixture.5. Pour chocolate sponge mixture into baking pan, bake at preheated oven (160C) for 40 minutes or until cooked.6. When the cake is cool, slice to 3 pieces in horizontal. For chocolate Ganache:1. Put chocolate and milk in a pot/bowl, double boil until chocolate is melted. For filling:1. Mix whipped cream and chocolate ganache until combine = chocolate cream.2. Remove banana skin, slice half into horizontal. To assemble cake:1. Place a slice of chocolate sponge cake on cake board.2. Evenly pour a table spoon of coffee kahlua on sponge cake.3. Spread a thin layer of chocolate cream with spatula on top of sponge cake.4. Arrange banana on top of chocolate cream.5. Spread another thin layer of chocolate cream to sandwich the banana.6. Sandwich cream and banana with second slice of chocolate cake.7. Repeat step 2~6 for second layer.8. For last layer, pour a table spoon of coffee kahlua on sponge cake.9. Decorate accordingly. Before ending this post, I would like to wish Camus "Happy Birthday" and "Happy Everyday"!

 

Sweet Hut, Dessert House | Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur

I am a dessert LOVER, it brings me happiness. That's the reason why I love baking.Due to this reason, we visited one dessert house "Sweet Hut" at Kuchai Lama. We ordered a set of dessert cost RM22. The set came with Coconut Pudding with Mango Ice, Japanese Chestnut Chocolate Cake with Cookies Ice Cream and Aloe Jelly & Coconut Milk Ice Blended.    

 

Rabbit Burger (Burger Arnab) | Kompleks Bukit Gedung, Bayan Lepas, Penang

One day, when I taken lunch at Kompleks Bukit Gedung, Bayan Lepas, I found a burger store that sells weird weird types of burger, such as lamb and rabbit. Beef burger and chicken burger are very common to me, but lamb and rabbit are new to me. I informed Camus and brought him there for dinner.
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Chadango_2Dango is a Japanese dumpling made from mochiko, rice flour. There are many varieties of dango in Japan and normally three to four dango are often served on a skewer. The texture of the dango is very similar to chinese glutinous flour ball (tang yuan), especially the plain dango, not only the texture, the taste is almost close to tang yuan.

On this post, I would like to share on the Cha Dango from Kyoto, Japan 京の茶だんご. It is a green tea flavour dango where only sells in Kyoto area. I have never see this brand of dango in Tokyo.

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8 sticks of Cha Dango in a pack

I bought a pack of cha dango when I visited to Kyoto, it came with 8 sticks in a pack which cost 630yen (about RM24). It was nicely wrap and I think the price is expensive due to the beautiful packing. This is not the first time I ate Cha Dango, the same brand of Cha Dango given by Japanese Colleague from Kyoto was really impressed me. The "Q-ness" texture and green tea taste of the dango was fantastic. I like it!

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京の茶だんご

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Cha Dango with beautiful packing

Please give it a try if you have a chance to visit Kyoto in Japan. You can easily get it from any of the souvenior shop in Kyoto.

I will introduce another type of dango in the next post, please stay tune!



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#7 Deb 2010-01-30 01:44
I went to Uji last summer and bought some fresh chadango. They are soooo delicious! Now that I am back in the US, I really miss dango...
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#6 MnY - SH Yong 2010-01-22 19:11
Hi Ken,

Sodesu ka? Watashi mo dango o daisuki desu ne!
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#5 email2me 2010-01-22 16:37
Watashi dango daisuki! :woohoo:
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#4 MnY - SH Yong 2010-01-19 22:02
I am from Malaysia. Thanks, I do enjoy my time in Tokyo. And I like the food in Japan. Your photos of sashima and beef make me hungry. :cheer:
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#3 ayanan 2010-01-19 21:58
i'm living in Tokyo right now.
so where are you from?
please have a great time in Kyoto.
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#2 MnY - SH Yong 2010-01-19 21:42
Hi Ayanan, I am now staying in Tokyo. Went to Kyoto for short trip.
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#1 ayanan 2010-01-19 20:56
thanx for leaving a comment on my weblog.
what's a cool page it is!
are you in Kyoto??
i'm touched by your these pix.
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