Yesterday (saturday, 30th June) I took a trip to Duesseldorf, the japanese stronghold here in Germany.
So it is always very nice to be there because it is like a short trip to Japan.
So first I visit the japanese backeries and bought some (okay~ many...) buns to go. I love japanese buns so I have always problems to decide which to buy. Here's my yesterdays choice:
from left to on the bottom right:
matcha bagel with mascarpone and red bean paste, matcha muffin, matcha melonpan with matcha-paste and red bean stuffing, Karēpan, pan with white cabbage stuffing (sweet), Choco Cornet
(do you get the impression that I love stuff with matcha? haha)
After that I went shopping and I can say, Duesseldorf is really a fashion metropolis! But before I searched for some new summer clothes, I made a stop at the 'Gewürzhaus' (spice house), which is very popular in Düsseldorf. Because I like cooking, I had to visit it X3 (it was the first time I went there)
It is a really small shop where just 3-4 people have space. But the owner was really nice and the variety of spices is amazing!
I bought some green Thau Curry (powder) and the self-made mustard for which the shop is so popular (I just have to try it) X3
After an exhausting but successful shooping tour I took a break in my favourite Café back in the Japan Quarter. The whole day I looked forward to my Matcha Latte ^.^
The Matcha Latte - my favourite drink!
Though the one in Kyoto was a little better ;D
(but it has to be matcha again... haha)
The 'Tenten Coffee', although they have a really great variety of coffee specialities I must always take the Matcha Latte because I can't taste it elsewhere near my hometown.
The Café is very small, but it has a very nice atmosphere^^
I also went to OCS shop which sells mainly japanese books and magazines but also food, merchandise and some other stuff. There I bought the newest issue of my favourite fashion magazine 'Oggi'.
I like the style in the Oggi.
It is a 'monthly magazine for happy career women', so it suits me perfectly X3
I also had to bought a new bento box >.< it is so cute, I coulnd't hold back...
I like panda motives and this box has a good size, so I decided to increase my collection once again^.^
(details will come up later)
For dinner I took the chance and bought some onigiri in the 'Waraku ', which lays next to the OCS.
A little nice shop with very welcoming personnel and a great choice of onigiri and lunch boxes.
My choice for the day were onigiri with konbu (seewead with sweet soy sauce and sesame) and soil-mayo. Both were very delicious!
That was my day in the little japanese world here in Germany. I'm already looking forward to my next trip, haha.