Rouge Et Piquant: Classic Cakes (1)


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Rouge Et Piquant is definitely an off-the-beaten-tracks cafe/cake shop.
The opening hours (14:00~24:00) are definitely not the norm in Japan. Ms. Kanae Tunogai’s confectionery concept shows some courage and determination in a very stereotyped country in spite of all its creators. The accent is not on the sweetness, but on the true taste of the ingredients. So do not expect mountains of sugar or sweeteners. Her cakes are definitely for an adult audience in all the senses of the expression!

The other day I decided to order an old favourite: Framboise (Raspberry) Cake with Ice-cream.

The Framboise Cake is Framboise Mousse laid on a Genoise (Short Cake) base with Chocolate and Almonds Pranile to give it a steady solid core. The whole topped with Raspberries and a cut fof strawberry. Very precise and balanced work, and very feminine in its concept, although I’m sure macho males will fight for it!

The “ice-cream” is simply extravagant: Framboise/Raspberry Sherbet, Fraise/Strawberry Ice-cream and Banane/Banana Ice-cream balls with a syrup-coated Cherry Apple Slices artfully adorning a sublime Feuillantine Tartelette. Naturally all ice-creams and sherbet are home-made!

Memory Taste Girl and Rowena are going to kill me (into a sugar-coated coffin?)!

Rouge Et Piquant
420-0032 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Ryogae-Cho, 2-4-29, Aspis Bldg. 2F
Tel.: 054-221-4538
Business Hours: 14:00~2:00
Closed on Mondays

Sushi Sets: Futaba Zushi


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Yesterday, on our way to The Taproom in Numazu City, Lojol and I decided to try some of the sushi this city is celebrated for. After some soul-searching we opted for a traditional Sushi Restaurant with a long history, namely Futaba Zushi.
As we had no intention to interview the owners and staff of the place we settled at a table instead of the counter and asked for one of the sushi sets as pictured above:

We were served:
– Akami/Lean part of Toro, Hirame/Sole, Toro/Fatty part of Tuna, and Ika/Cuttlefish
-Anago/Conger Eel, Ebi/Boiled Prawn, Tamago/Japanese Omelette
-Tekka Maki/Tuna, Kappa maki/Cucumber Roll
Very fresh, tasty and reasonable!

We decided to order a few more individual sushi from the menu as we were still hungry and did not wish to drink on an empty stomach.
We chose:
-Aji/Pike Mackerel-Saurel, Torigai/Surf Clam
-Kohada/Small Sardine and Uni/Urchin
Succulent!
And very kind service!

I definitely have to visit the place and write a full posting!

Futaba Zushi
Numazu City, Senbonminato Machi, 121-8
Tel.: 0555-9620885
Business hours: 11:00~20:00
Closed on Tuesdays