2008年11月15日土曜日

bonus!

Because there's only one train an hour to here from Nagoya and Tokyo (and the last one leaves at 19:40!!) most of DH's business trips are in the company car.  Great for him cruising round in a flash car, bummer for the girls and I who miss out on the ubiquitous train station edible souvenirs.  

You know, the stand upon stand and kiosk upon kiosk of 'Local Specialty!  Nagano/ Tokyo/ Kobe/ Timbuktoo Only!!' cakes and cookies and crackers and little baked and fried sweet nothings supposedly unique to that area but really popping up all over the place in a different box.  Matsumoto Station is all about wasabi, apples, soba and grapes.  Wasabi pickles, wasabi flavoured mayonnaise, wasabi crackers, even wasabi ice-cream!  Apples and grapes are in the usual suspects- jam, juice, wine, cakes, cookies and dried.  You'd think soba would be pretty straightforward right?  I mean buckwheat noodles are buckwheat noodles, yeah?  Wroonnnnng.  How about soba chiffon cake?  Soba fettuccine? Soba cookies?  Don't like eating soba?   How about some roasted soba tea so you can drink it? 

Unfortunately I'm not really a fan of any of Matsumoto's local specialities.  Or those of most places, actually.  There's only so much you can do with red bean paste and unrisen dough.  No matter how pretty it looks a manju dumpling is a manju dumpling!

But give me some of Kyoto's nama yatsuhashi (only the original cinnamon flavour, please!) or anything with that custard they call cream and I'm yours!

So today I was cleaning the kitchen (again, remember- most consistent!) and I knocked something down the back of the microwave.  How?  Well DH is convinced that the reason we don't have cockroaches is nothing to do with the cold or anything like that but solely thanks to his indepth cockroach habitat research resulting in all furniture in our house being separated 10cm from the walls.  Lucky the rooms are big or it would be pretty cramped in here, huh? 

So, I'm on my knees fishing behind the microwave cabinet and I found a box of souvenir cakes.  Well a box with two souvenir cakes left in it, anyway.  Now a sane, hygienic, health-valuing person would have gone ooohh gross and turfed them but... they were steamed cakes.... with custard filling... and I calculated it's only been a week since one of DHs rare train journeys... and they were still sealed... and did I mention the custard had vanilla bean in it?  

So what did I do?

Bonus!!

I thought.  And I ate them both without saying anything.

I mean, I wouldn't want anyone getting sick now, would I? 

;P
 

5 件のコメント:

Gina さんのコメント...

Well I agree, if they were still sealed and all. You had to eat them. I would have done the same. It would have been a crime if you hadn't, lol! :D Besides didn't you mention the custard had bits of vanilla bean? Yup, if you ask me....you had no choice! : ) Ha ha ha. : )

Sara さんのコメント...

You did it for the good of your family, I totally understand!!

Yummm sounds delicious... I might have to scour the cabinets for some sort of delicacy now.

Kim さんのコメント...

Hope you are still feeling well! I've only given food poisoning - never gotten it myself! Maybe the 10 cm. helps keep things cold too? But, I am a sucker for vanilla beans too! YUM!

Coffeegrl さんのコメント...

Oh I'm a sucker for those treats and would never judge! ;) I've been known to eat ages old chocolate. Perhaps not the best tasting but sometimes I've just got the worst craving!! As a kid I even nibbled on Baker's Chocolate - hardly gratifying, but my imagination was good and I could pretend it was "real" chocolate.

thefukases さんのコメント...

Well, I'm still alive and no negative effects felt- well other than guilt at eating them both!

Glad to know I'm not the only one who'll chance a dodgy tummy for vanilla bean custard! ;P