Friday, September 30, 2011

other September food (21 photos)

*This is an edited post: formerly 18 photos, now 21. :)


September instant noodles

When I'm too lazy to cook, I just have instant ramen for lunch. There are so many types and flavors of instant noodles in the supermarket here!

the brown thing was a thin slice of processed pork

the Japanese love corn in their food

this tasted really garlicky

this is instant udon

pancakes & snacks

Korean pancakes
Still wasn't over the yummy savory pancakes we had at a Korean restaurant last month so I googled a recipe so I could make them at home. I picked one from allrecipes.com, but wasn't exactly happy with the results. Found the batter too watery which made the pancakes take too long to cook. :( Taste-wise, the pancakes were fine. The batter was too much though--we ended up making 4 or 5 pancakes--nakakasawa na yung lasa after a while. Some photos:

first pancake was thick
I don't remember how long it took to finish cooking this.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

September: 4th weekend - photo-op with PNoy

Ronjie & I were fortunate to be invited to the Filipino Community gathering with President Noynoy in Tokyo last Sunday. PNoy arrived in Japan that day for a 4-day official working visit and his first stop was meeting with the Filipino community here. We were instructed to arrive early for the event--registration was at noon--and to come in business attire (coat & tie for the men). Seats were limited, tickets were allotted 2 weeks in advance, and security was strict.

another yakiniku place

This is the second yakiniku place I've been to here. And like the first one, this is also just a few minutes walk from the apartment. :)

I think the place's name is NAOMI

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sweets Paradise





Tabehodai dinner one Saturday. The place has pasta, a salad bar, some soup and rice, but its main attraction is their dessert buffet. I love their cakes! :9

Sweets Paradise is located at the 7th Floor of the Mylord mall right outside the Hon-Atsugi train station.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

September: 3rd weekend

September 17: The Atsugi Block Rosary comes to our home and Mother Mary stays with us for 2 weeks. What a blessing!

September 18: Atsugi Church hosts a healing mass celebrated by a Capuchin priest. The mass was also in time for the September 23 Feast of Padre Pio, a saint and a priest of the Capuchin order--so far the only priest to have received the stigmata.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ramen Museum

My cousin K arrived in Japan last month for work; he's with a company which develops games for mobiles. On his first week here, we invited him for lunch at the Ramen Museum in Shin-Yokohama.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

September: 2nd weekend - Tokyo Sunday

Shibuya station

Naiintriga ako dito. There was a long queue when we passed it.
*Note to self: Try this the next time I'm in Shibuya.






Ronjie & I went to mass at the Piarist Chapel. My first time there! It's a small and cozy place, which seats around 50.



The chapel is just a 5-10-minute walk from the Komabatodaimae Station.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

September: 2nd weekend - Friendship Day at NAF Atsugi

General MacArthur




Pinoy barbecue! YUM! :9

check out the line for the barbecue









cooling off

we took home some pizza :D