Cobbled together

With Peru rising through the ranks of the world gastronomic nations in the last few years I am indeed looking forward to eating well while I am here. Needless to say I was surprised and delighted to find so many casual food traders on the streets of Cusco, collectively I gave them much custom, eating a great…

I think those geisha stole my biscuits

They were really great biscuits, I had bought them in the morning just around the corner from the geisha house where they went missing. The shop told me they were traditional biscuits so the geisha would have been aware of how good they were. They were a crisp sugared wafer or meringue biscuit with a…

Shima ga taberu

With so many takeaway stalls available in Itsukushima town I was in grazing heaven when wandering around exploring the nooks and crannies of this pretty little town. There were loads on manju cakes around town, all made with the same maple leaf motif, apparently Itsukushima is even more beautiful in autumn when the deciduous trees…

Mochi

I love mochi! They are a delightful treat that I really enjoy, it’s the chewy gelatinous texture and combination of subtle filling I love. It’s a hard to describe texture adequately, my initial thought is that of an untoasted bagel, but less bready, or perhaps a gel lolly but with less of the gelatinous springiness….

Amai sunakku

Within Nara park there are clusters of shops and restaurants, I assume once these were villages of farmers or people supported by the temples. Now they shops and restaurants, one such shop near the park hill houses a very cool and complicated looking automated machine. This contraption produces a constant stream of hot delicious cakes,…

Gurabuandogō

With so much to see and so much great food available the most obvious thing for me is to eat on the hoof, to pause and grab snacks when they look compelling, things so often do. I guess the thing would be to start at the beginning, around Asakusa with the great shopping and interesting…

Cardamom

Small street food items have the benefit of not filling an appetite completely, it is often in my interests to not have too many complete meals, so I can continue my research into Indian sweet shops. I’ve made a little headway into the large, but not overwhelming range of Indian sweets and feel the research…

Jalebi and Jamun

I have a sweet tooth, and to date I have eaten a wide range of Indian sweets, many of them make my teeth ache and toes curl with their sweetness. Inside the shops these small mouthfuls of sugar are often without the names listed so I have been unable to mention them. Sure I’ve been…