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Shizuoka Prefecture Patisserie: Jour Du Muguet with Toshiyuki Nakanishi in Okabe, Fujieda City!

Toshiyuki and kazumi Nakanishi!

Toshiyuki Nakanishi had a lot of courage when he decided to open his own patisserie quite a few years ago in Okabe, Fujieda City with his wife Kazumi whi hais from the same place.
But it handsomely paid off because of the dearth of good cakes in this seemingly off the beaten tracks village part of Fujieda City.

The patisserie looks like a small shop in the French countryside!

Truth to tell, Toshiyuki had already made his name before moving to his wife’s home village, including a winter stint at Chez Allex, a patisserie which earned no less than two MOF in Chalon sur saone, Bourgogne, France!

“Jour Du Muguet” means “Lily of the Valley day”, a celebrated family festival day back in France!

In fact the choice of Okabe proved to be a weapon in disguise as the shop is located near a main thoroughfare and a regular bus station, and has its own car park, meaning that the locals are very happy to ride, walk, drive there to buy cakes they would have to travel far to find the same quality!

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Although the shop itself is barely bigger than the kitchen, it is big enough even including a small shelf with toys for kids to play with!
And of course it is spotless clean!
Kazumi lokks after the shop while Toshiyuki keeps busy in kitchen!

Note that the place is closed on Tuesdays and on the 3rd or 4th Monday.
Come early as cakes disappear quickly!

half of the fresh cakes are seasonal although they include permanent features such rolled cakes and succuent petit choux/chou cream (definitely for adults)!

Interestingly enough there quite a few expats with a sweet tooth living in the area and don’t be surprised if you suddenly discover a loud speaking Ozzie there!

Classic macarons!

More cakes!

And more cakes!

For the kids while their mothers are having a hard time choosing their cakes!

Toshiyuki’s cakes are simply put first class but a big bonus comes with his bicuits, pound cakes and what other delicacies, either sold individually,…

or in nice wrappings for presents!

And Toshiyuki has the great merit to advertise and sell local products of great quality and originality!

Every visit is definitely worth the long way (in my case, especially!) and I know so many people, Japanese or expats, who agree!

JOUR DU MUGUET

〒421-1131 Shizuoka Prefecture, Fujieda City, Okabe, Uchigaya, 900-4
Tel: 054-667-5104
Opening hours: 10:00~19:00
Closed on Tuesdays and 3rd or 4th Monday
Car Park available
Custom-made cakes orders welcome!

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Vegan Cakes at LOCOMANI in Shizuoka City!

Service: Very friendly although a bit shy!
Equipment: Great overall cleanliness. Excellent washroom
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: Inventive vegan menus. Healthy rice flour cakes.Mainly local products.

The other day I decided to visit my good friends at LOLCOMANI in Shizuoka City for coffee and cakes in the afternoon as lunches are always impossibly crowded, especially with ladies wishing for a healthy lunch offered by this reference vegan restaurant (I am no vegan, but I can appreciate from time to time, and it is always a pleasure to introduce it to my vegan friends!).
As for the cakes they tend to vary with the seasons and ingredients available, so make a point to check them beforehand.
If you cannot read the Japanese menu the owner’s wife will make it her pleasure to explain it in simple English!
As for the drink menu there is plenty to choose from the organic coffees and tea and the home-made vegan fruit drinks!

Chocolate cake!
All cakes are basically made with rice flour in case of some clients being wheat flour allergic!

For a better view with its soymilk cream and sweet nuts sauce!

Organic Coffee!
Actually LOCOMANI’s teas and coffees are well above average, although a bit weak for some, but well-balanced and tasty!

Half cakes set!
LOCMANI have a policy to have their clients taste as many of their cakes as possible. So instead of ordering a full serving of one cake, you can combine two half servings for better enjoyment!

Chiffon cake!

Fruit cake!

For vegans and others with a sweet tooth but mindful of their health!

LOCOMANI
420-0839 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajyo, 1-10-6
Tel.: 054-260-6622
Opening hours 11:30~18:00 (11:30~15:00 0n Sundays)
Closed every Wednesday and one Monday
HOMEPAGE/BLOG (Japanese)
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Cake & Coffee Set at din/g.place in Shimada City!

Service: Very friendly and smiling
Facilities & Equipment: Spotless clean overall. beautiful washroom. Entirely non-smoking
Prices: reasonable
Strong points: Cakes, desserts, lunch sets and week end brunches

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The other day I had the occasion to pay my first visit to a cafe opened about two years ago in Shimada City, a city fast developing into a gastronomic venue: din/g.place!

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The place is only opened only in daytime until 18:00 unless you reserve for a party of more than 5 guests past this time. Not only it is spotless clean in a new passage building, it is also completely non-smoking!
The setting inside the large cafe allows you to choose a table to your liking.

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Even for a cafe the menu is really extensive.
For lunch they propose no less than four different sets, not only scrumptious but very reasonable.
The week end brunches are very popular and the desserts offer a good possibility of combinations!

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I recommend a table by the window opening onto an interior terrace!

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For this visit I opted for a combination of two desserts and a coffee for a mere 1,050 yen!

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The double dessert!

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Delicious baked cheese cake!

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Very generous panacotta!

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And coffee!

Looking forward to my next visit for lunch in particular!

din/g.place
Cafe & dining

Shimada City, Hon Toori, 1-1-10, Miyanokomichi Passage
Tel.: 0547-35-5005
Opening hours: 11:00~18:00, 08:30~18:00 on week ends. 17:00~21:00 on reservation only (from 5 guests~)
Closed on Mondays
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)
FACEBOOK

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Vegan Christmas Cakes & New Year Confectionery: Japanese Wagashi! (re-published)

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Pyramid-style Christmas Tree?

Here are some more suggestions for Christmas Cakes through re-published articles!
Have fun!

NOTE: I’m an unrepentant agnostic hedonist (and an omnivore to boot!), but since some of my vegan and vegetarian friends are Christian, I hope these pictures will inspire them!

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Flowery Christmas!

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What’s in Santa’s bag?

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Bring your forks and knives!

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Holy (Holly) Christmas!

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For the toddlers!

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Pity you have to eat it!

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Definitely Japanese-style!

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They almost look like sushi!

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Elegant simplicity!

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French Cakes at Patisserie Le Teigner inn Shizuoka City!

It seems that Shizuoka City and Prefecture are definitely becoming famous for their cakes, especially French ones!

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After honing his craft at L’Etoile du Berger in Paris, Ludovic le Teigner from Guerande, Bretagne, France worked at Chef Patissier in no less than Pierre Herme in Paris before finally opening his own Patisserie in Shizuoka City on April 2nd of this very year!

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Kiwako Le Teigner, Ludovic Le Teigner and Megumi Matsushita!

Ludovic is so busy in spite of his wife and staff’s help that he will hire another French patissier next December!

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Pistachio and pavot cakes!

In such a short time he has already established a solid reputation with his sophisticated cakes varying with the seasons and his macarons.
He also offers splendid croissants and pains in chocolate, but you will to come early for the latter as they disappear before lunch!

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Myrtilles and Chocolate cakes!

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Shizuoka’s pride: Macha cakes!

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Exquisite macarons!

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Tentalizing!

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Expect cakes tasting reports soon!

Patisserie LE TEIGNER

420-0067 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Saiwai Cho, 10-1.
Tel.: 054-266-0067.
Opening hours: 10:00~9:00
Closed on Tuesdays!
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French Dessert: Savarin at Patina in Shizuoka City!

Service: Very friendly and smiling
Facilities: Very clean. Beautiful washroom.
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: A true cafe and bistro where to relax and enjoy a good light meal any time of the day. Interesting reasonable wine and cider list. lunch & Dinner menus regularly change.

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It has been some time since I visited one of my favorite cafe/bistro, namely Patina in Tenma-Cho, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City. The chef and consequently the menu have changed and a check had been on the cards for some time!

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Among the noted changes, cakes are now in force and can even be taken out!
I still have to eat lunch and dinner again there but a cake and cappucino were just perfect on that afternoon!

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Tarte au citron and baked cheese cake!

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Apple tart and pistachio mousse tart!

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Tiramisu!

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But I ordered another cake with my cappucino!

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I definitely recommend Patina’s cappucino!

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Carefully designed as usual!

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Now, this savarin has a different design!

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Actually this new concept makes for an easier enjoyment!

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The savarin has been directly imbibed in white rum out of the oven inside its ramequin, then cooled down and coated with cream!

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Spoon it carefully!
Light and delicious!

I wonder what cake I will choose next time unless I have lunch!

Look forward to next report!

PATINA, Café & Bistro
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tenmacho, 17-9
Tel.: 054-266-9500
Opening hours: 11:00=22:00 (last orders, 21:30)
Lunch: 11:00~14:30
Dinner: 17:00~22:00
Closed on Mondays and 3rd Tuesday of the month
Take-out OK!
Parties welcome!

FACEBOOK
BLOG (Japanese)
Non-smoking until 15:00
Credit Cards OK

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Classic Cakes by Takuya Hanai at HANAI(1): Ginger & Lime Mousse Tart!

Service: Extremely friendly and attentive
Equipment & Facilities: Overall spotless clean. Superb washroom.
Prices: Reasonable~slightly expensive (reasonable considering the quality!)
Strong points: Superb array of cakes and biscuits aimed at an adult clientele. Excellent lunch sets. Wine & beer available. Can be enjoyed as a cafe, restaurant and wine bar.

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I used to conduct tasting of Takuya Hanai/花井拓也さん at his former shop, Taky’s.
It is only natural that I start again with his cakes at his new shop, Hanai Salon de The!

This first tasting concerns a new creation to me: Ginger and Lime Mousse tart!

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It is not only remarkable for its simple beauty, but also for the marriage both in taste and bite of the various ingredients, making it a sublime cake to be best savored in the afternoon with a cup of strong coffee or tea!

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The ginger mousse is very much a Japanese approach with just enough sweetness and tang enhanced by the thin layer of lime jelly!
The solid but tender marzipan under the mousse provides the perfect transition to the crispy pate sablee!
If I didn’t have good manners, or if I were at home, I would just take this tart between three fingers and bite through it!

To be followed (naturally!)…

Salon de The HANAI

420-0839 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajjo, 2-10-23
Tel. 6 Fax: 054-255-2829
Opening hours: 10:00~20:00 (later if enough customers!)
Closed on Tuesdays
Parties (up to 25) welcome!

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Patisserie & Salon de The HANAI in Shizuoka City!

Service: Extremely friendly and attentive
Equipment & Facilities: Overall spotless clean. Superb washroom.
Prices: Reasonable~slightly expensive (reasonable considering the quality!)
Strong points: Superb array of cakes and biscuits aimed at an adult clientele. Excellent lunch sets. Wine & beer available. Can be enjoyed as a cafe, restaurant and wine bar.

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Chef Takuya Hanai/花井拓也さん last year in October finally moved to the present location, not far from where his previous shop called “Taky’s” was standing. His clientele just had to move a bit further.
The difference between Taky’s and HANAI is the available pace!

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Instead of a single floor, HANAI stands on two floors with the Patisserie downstairs and the Salon de The/Cafe Restaurant upstairs!

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If you want your cakes with a drink upstairs instruct Takuya’s sous-chef, Mr. Sano, and it will be taken up!
The cakes are essentially seasonal with some regular classics. Cakes can be prepared on order for private parties and the like!

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Great view on the professional kitchen!

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Not only cakes but also succulent biscuits are available!

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More confectionery include pound cakes and madeleines!

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Can you spot the superb choux and eclairs?

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Don’t miss the fruit jellies and fancy desserts!

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The seating is really functional with a large table, smaller table and a counter!

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Wines, beer and more available all day!

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A lovely corner for lovebirds or privacy!

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The place is light and so clean!

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A busy kitchen, especially at lunch time!

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Superb lunch sets!
No wonder Takuya’s clientele followed him along!

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My order of the day with my coffee: Ginger and lime Mousse tart!
Separate article on the tasting coming after this article!
Expect quite a few tasting articles in the near future!

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Have a good look at all the cute objets on your way out!

Salon de The HANAI

420-0839 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajjo, 2-10-23
Tel. 6 Fax: 054-255-2829
Opening hours: 10:00~20:00 (later if enough customers!)
Closed on Tuesdays
Parties (up to 25) welcome!

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rre.Cuisine
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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

Kyoto Cake and Confectionery Shops

Of course there are many cake and confectionery shops in Kyoto!
They can be roughly divided into French and Western Cakes Shops, Japanese Traditional wagashi Cakes Shops and Biscuits, Sweets and Senbei/Rice Crackers Shops.

Below is an example of each for a future report!
Good hunting!

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Tea House Lipton!

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French Eclairs with a twist!

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Fukuedo Japanese Cake Shop!

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Dango!

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Funa Hashiya rice Crackers Shop!

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Cute “Arare”!

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Sembei and nuts!

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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

Cafe Patisserie: Sud Bouquet in Shizuoka City!

Service: Very kind and deferential. Sophisticated
Equipment & Facilities: Overall spotless clean. Superb washroom. Parking. Entirely non-smoking!
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: Classic French cakes! Morning and lunch sets!

When Shunsuke Kasai/笠井俊介さん retired and sold his cafe patisserie called “Bouquet” at the time near Cenova Department Store in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, a lot of people felt the loss.
But Ms Toshiko Aoshima/青島登志子さん convinced to join her in a new collaboration venture in Suruga Ku, Shizuoka City to open a cafe patisserie in her own home under the new name of Sud Bouquet some 18 months ago!

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Very welcoming design!

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Great balance with greenery by the car park!

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The small “garden” includes lemon and kumquat trees!

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Ample parking (there is another one away under the railway!)!

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Sud Bouquet means “south bouquet” in French since it has moved from the north to the south of Shizuoka City!

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One can sit at a table in two different rooms or…

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…at one of the counter by the windows!

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The cake window display!
Actually we had arrive late in the afternoon and there was little left!

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For a closer look!

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Beautiful colors!

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My favorite: Gateau Basque!
The best one, and a rare one at that, in the whole Prefecture!

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Very reasonable prices!
Toshiko prepares the morning sets and lunch sets herself and Shunsuke takes acre of all the cakes!

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My cake and coffee set!

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Gateau Basque, authentic and out of this world!

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Dragon’s order!

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Dark cherries tart!

SUD BOUQUET

Shizuoka City, Suruga Ku, Minami Abe, 3-6-43
Tel.: 054-284-1500
Opening hours: 08:00~18:00
Closed on Wednesdays
2 car parks available

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-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

b Cafe in Shimada City!

Service: Very friendly and communicative
Equipment & Facilities: Overall extremely clean. Beautiful Washroom. Entrely non-smoking!
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: Home–made cakes, fruit juice and coffee! Take-out welcome!

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Yesterday chance served me well as I had arrived early in Shimada City and took some time to look around north of the station at ease just in case I made a discovery.

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That is when I discovered this place bearing two different names, b Cafe and Chubby-Boo!

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It is only after having sat down at the counter inside that I discovered that many locals come to buy their coffee and take out cakes at this counter inside! Very good idea!

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The reason it is also called is because the shop used to house Chubby-Boo looked after Ayano Asaoka’s mother until her daughter joined hands with her in March when they had the whole redesigned to include a small cafe!

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The kitchen is big enough for Beer b Nights 2 or 3 times a month when Ayano also serves light food including ratatouille and gratin to be enjoyed with the beer!

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The menu is pretty extensive for such a small place including no less than 14 coffees, teas and soft drinks with cakes made on site!
If you order a cake the drink coming with it will be 100 yen cheaper!

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I ordered for my first visit a home-baked cheese cake and straight coffee!

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The home-baked cheese cake!

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Really delicious and so appetizing!

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Great coffee!

As this is obviously only my first visit expect more reports as I do have to taste the other cakes and participate to the next Beer B Night!

b cafe
427–0022 Shimada City, Hontori, 1-9-10
Tel.: 0547-35-6538
Opening hours: 10:00 am~05 pm (later on Beer B Nights)
Closed on Wednesdays, 1st & 3rd Sundays
Entirely non-smoking!

Chubby-Boo
Opening hours: 10:00 am~08:00 pm
Closed on Wednesdays

AYANO ASAOKA on FACEBOOK

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-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

Tofu Chiffon Cake Steamed in Rice Cooker

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Rice cookers come very handy when you want to make lighter cakes you can either eat hot, lukewarm or cold!

Here is another simple and healthy recipe for a chiffon cake including tofu!

INGREDIENTS:

Silk tofu: 150 g
Eggs: 2
Hot cake mix: 200 g
Milk: 100 cc (1/2 cup)
Sugar: 30 g
Vanilla essence: 2~3 drops

RECIPE

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Put the tofu into the rice cooker bowl.
There is no need to get rid of its water.

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Beat the tofu with a whisk.

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Add milk, eggs and sugar.

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Beat until you obtain a smooth mixture.

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Pour in the hot cake mix and mix well.
Last add vanilla essence and mix.

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Set the steamer on, close and switch on.

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Prick it with a wooden toothpick or a long and thin wooden pick.
If it comes out clean the cake is ready. If not cook again for a few minutes.

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You should be able to easily take it out!

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-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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Tea Chiffon Cake Steamed in Rice Cooker

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Rice cookers come very handy when you want to make lighter cakes you can either eat hot, lukewarm or cold!

here is a simple recipe for a chiffon cake!

INGREDIENTS:

Eggs: 2
Egg whites: 2
White sugar: 40 g
Salad oil: 2 x tablespoons
Baking powder: 4 g
Flour: 4 x tablespoons
Black tea teabag: 1 (Darjheeling, Earl Grey or whatever your favorite tea!)

RECIPE:

Make 2 tablespoons of tea with teabag. The more concentrated, the better.
Warm up inside microwave oven.

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Beat the egg whites with half of the sugar. Add the sugar in two steps.

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Beat until you obtain solid meringue/beaten egg whites and sugar.

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In another bowl the two whole eggs and the rest of the sugar.
Beat until the mixture becomes whitish.
Add the warm tea and salad oil and mix again.

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Mix in 1/4 (one quarter) of the meringue/beaten whites) with a spatula.

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Add flour and baking powder.
Mix gently with the spatula.

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Having obtained a smooth mixture with no flour curd bits, add rest of meringue/beaten egg whites and mix quickly with the spatula.

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Pour the mixture into the rice cooker basin. regulate the temperature a bit down and cook once.

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Check if it is cooked to your liking with a wooden stick.
Actually it’s best to cook it twice!

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Once cooled down serve it with a whipped cream of your choice.

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Bear in mind that it tends to crumble easily so cut it with a very sharp knife!

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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

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Vegan Christmas Cakes & New Year Confectionery: Japanese Wagashi!

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Pyramid-style Christmas Tree?

Here are some more suggestions for Christmas Cakes through re-published articles!
Have fun!

NOTE: I’m an unrepentant agnostic hedonist (and an omnivore to boot!), but since some of my vegan and vegetarain friends are Christian, I hope these pictures will inspire them!

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Flowery Christmas!

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What’s in Santa’s bag?

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Bring your forks and knives!

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Holy (Holly) Christmas!

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For the toddlers!

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Pity you have to eat it!

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Definitely Japanese-style!

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They almost look like sushi!

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Elegant simplicity!

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-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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Junk Food: Halloween Donuts by Mr. Donuts in Numazu City!

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There might more ways to frighten you on Halloween but this is one surely bound to make you think twice about what you are going to eat for Halloween! More of a trick than of a treat!

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I found it in the same small department store I visited yesterday in Numazu City!

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Great Japanese marketing! They entice collectors to buy the limited edition box with the Kitty character for a whopping 10 US $!
No need to mention what you will have to pay to your dentist later or even worse to the doctor treating your diabetes!
Oh, well, I must admit they are pretty!

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Must-see tasting websites:

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-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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