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Matcha & Azuki Roll Cake

Matcha & Azuki Roll Cake

As a special post-Christmas treat, my mum surprised me by preparing all the ingredients to make the matcha and azuki roll cake I had recently drooled over on the Japan Centre website. I’ll admit that both of us thought it might be a bit of a challenge, but it was a challenge we were willing … Continue reading

Update on J-Life in London

There is a ridiculous amount of Japan-related stuff going on here in London. So much more than I expected, and so much more than I have time to cover. I feel like I’ve been neglecting Haikugirl’s Japan a little bit these last few weeks, so here’s a quick round-up of what’s been going on and … Continue reading

Food and Drink at Hyper Japan

Japan is a food-tourist’s heaven, and Hyper Japan did a pretty good job of covering the basics. I would have liked to have seen more regional specialities, rather than the same sushi, takoyaki and noodles that are often available at events, though. The Eat-Japan Sushi Awards 2011: UK Sushi Roll Championships event at Hyper Japan was a real … Continue reading

Shopping at Hyper Japan

Carrying on with my reviews of Hyper Japan, today I’m talking about one of my favourite topics – shopping! 🙂 I could have spent a fortune at Hyper Japan (if I’d had a fortune to spend!), as there were so many stalls selling colourful, curious Japanese goods. By the way, I won’t be mentioning any of … Continue reading

A-Z of Japan: A is for…

Today I’m starting a new series called “A-Z of Japan”, where I will choose one Japan-related topic to represent each letter of the alphabet every week. If possible, I’m going to choose less obvious topics. For example, today I will be looking at A. I could write about anime (アニメ), Akiba (アキバ), AKB48, Asakusa (浅草), … Continue reading

Quick Japan-fixes in London

I spent the day in London yesterday because I had some meetings at recruitment agencies (still no job… sigh). While I was there, I took the opportunity to get some quick Japan-fixes… First, I accidentally ordered a Matcha Chiller in Eat. I know, I know. How can you “accidentally” order something?! Well, I was thinking … Continue reading

A taste of the familiar…

I’m a very lucky girl. My mum had to go to London for work today, so she dropped in to the Japan Centre and picked up a surprise for me! 😀 She got me a matcha (green tea) melon pan (メロンパン / melon bread) – my favourite – and some bottled green tea. I’m so happy … Continue reading