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Phở gà - Vietnamese Rice noodle soup フォーガー 初ベトナム料理♡

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I love other Asian food. When I was still in Tokyo, I would go alone to many Asian restaurants such as Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Korean, Chinese.. Other (I mean non-Japanese) foods are always so much fascinating me and I can never get enough to know and see what their food is/tastes like.  Since I haven't so long had those Asian food, and there's no Asian restaurants except Chinese one here, I decided to make one that I really miss. That is Phở gà [Pho-gaa] Vietnamese Rice noodle soup.  The soup tastes so light and clear, though I like thick soup that contains coconut milk and stuff as well, and helpful for stomach to digest. Jan had never had this kind of food but he liked it! :D I'm so thankful that he loves Asian food.. My American uncle who's in the states hates Asian food and I used to see that my aunt who's my mom's younger sister looked in a trouble with what to cook.  Food in marriage life is such a big affair. Serious. Not being able to eat o…

Beauty & Diet Helper Chocolate Tart 美容&ダイエットの味方 チョコレートタルト

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Do you like tarts? Do you like chocolate?  Do you like cheese cake?  Are you on diet and beauty conscious?  This tart is for you.  When I'm craving cakes or tarts, I don't go to bakeries or grocery stores but make it by myself. I am sure I can make something better! HAHA!! Ever since I came to Germany, I still never had real good cakes honestly. All cakes here are much too dry.  If you have ever had Japanese strawberry cake, for example, you certainly know how good it really is. Right? Or try I made that strawberry cake for Jan's mama birthday party and other guests also brought their cakes from bakeries (they don't ever bake one.). Guess what? My cake was immediately gone while all other cakes were not even half finished when the party was over. Sure, Jan's mama was proud of her daughter-in-law lol  But when I bake, expect birthday or Christmas cakes, I've been trying to make sweets that also help body keep its healthy condition, that don't disturb everyd…

International Culture Festival 国際文化祭り

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On 7th September, Saturday, we went to an International culture festival taken place near the station in Raunheim. At this event, people from all over the world bring their homemade food and you can try them all at once.  As I'd never come to this event before, and as a food/ cooking lover, it was so much interesting for me to see and eat their food.  As far as we saw, there was Thai, Turkey, Iran, Morocco, India, Pakistan, Ethiopia,... and more. I thought it was actually a middle Eastern, Asian, African food fest. rather than calling "international culture".   Okayyyy let's grab something delicious!! The first food we got was from Turkey. As you see the 1st picture, we had "Lahmacun (wrap)", Kısır (bulgur), and Baklava (the tiny piece).
Lahmacun is a round, thin piece of dough topped with minced meat (most commonly beef and lamb) and minced vegetables and herbs including onions, tomatoes and parsley, then baked. Lahmacun is often served sprinkled with lem…

Reunion in 2 years 2年ぶりの再会!

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On 5th., such a miracle finally happened :D I jumped for happiness. I got to see my special friend, Albert who I'd hang out in Tokyo a lot until I moved to Germany, here in Frankfurt!  He actually came to Germany for a business trip, but he made his first day off because I live near Frankfurt and we'd gotten the whole day for a reunion :).  He was supposed to arrive in Frankfurt airport at 10:15 but thanks to London's thick fog, the flight ended up 3 hour-delay and we got to see each other after 1:30pm. After we arrived in Frankfurt city around 2:15pm, we decided to get something small to eat as I was starving. As he told me to take him somewhere I'd never been to, I thought of going to Häagen-Dazs ice cream building.  If you have read a post of our Frankfurt sightseeing with my family 1 month ago, you might be able to imagine where I decided to walk with him this time.  We got off the train at Hauptwache station and walked on Zeil street.  If you come to Frankfurt ci…

Almond milk and healthy tart dough 手作りアーモンドミルクと太らない簡単タルト生地

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Since I started to focus more on fitness and food that makes a good body, almond milk had always been stuck on my mind but I haven't tried it until very recently.
I gave it a try when I found one at the grocery store near my home. It tastes so so good! I had no idea how that tastes as it's from almond, but it has a nice almond natural aroma and sweetness.
The texture is the same as other daily free milks too.

もっと体型維持と食べ物を気にするようになってから、アーモンドミルクの存在が気にかかってて、でも最近まで試したことがありませんでした。
ついこの間近くのスーパーで牛乳のコーナーに陳列されているのを発見...! 都市部じゃないから。。っていう勝手な決め付けで探しもしなかった私がばかだった...笑 超おいしいし。
アーモンドミルクって、アーモンドからだから味の想像ができなかったけど豆乳が持っているようなクセが全く無いし、ほのかな甘さ(アーモンドからの)と香りがいい。
舌触りは普通の牛乳と変わらない。これはいい!

アーモンドミルクのすごいところまとめました。

What I love about almond milk and why I'm having an addiction with it is:

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Date day 一日デート

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Last Friday, on 30th August, was such an ideal day for the first time in a while.
Walking in the sun to the hair salon, having a little long lunch with laugh, driving to the city for shopping, and nice dinner to end the day.

I had an appointment at a hair salon in the morning. My hair's got just boring straight with split ends and heavy, and I wanted to make it lighter with some layers.
There was a hairdresser who did my wedding hairdo and who cut my hair this time. Despite my haircut order and request which I wanted layers on my hair, and even though I brought a photo of the ideal hairstyle, she just cut the frontside of my hair slantwise and curled it with a straighter.
As you see the 2nd picture below, you can't find any layers on both sides and backside.
Oh well...as far as I see no one has layers on their hair, at least except hairdressers in bigger cities, they don't know what that is.
I'll get my hair done well when I'm in Japan again!

先週金曜日(8月30日)は何だか久しぶりに…

Kerb -Summer Fest.- 8月23日 地元夏祭り

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On 23rd August, they had a small Summer festival in the city. Although the night view must've been more beautiful with lots of lights in the dark, we came there in the early evening as we wanted to grab some for dinner.  We went to this last Summer too but I missed taking photos.  As it was the first time for me, it kept me amazed and I was busy having fun :D As you see in the photos, there were some rides and many snack shops. Too sad that my family left here 1 week before this fest. From the middle of August to the beginning of September, there are some Summer evens in cities and tourists can make more memories besides sightseeing.  This second snap is my outfit of the day :)
8月23日に、地元の小さな夏祭りに行って来ました(町が小さいので規模も小さい)。 夜になれば屋台やアトラクションの明かりがきれいだったんだろうけど、遊びがてら夕飯を食べるのが目的だったので夕方のまだ明るい時間帯に行きました。 去年もこの夏祭りに来ましたが私には初めてだったので、楽しむので忙しく全く写真撮っていませんでした笑 写真を見ての通り、小さいながらも乗り物やいろんな食べ物を出しているお店がたくさん出ていました。私の家族も、あと一週間帰国がずれていれば夏祭りを楽しんで帰れたのにな〜。8月中旬から9月最初の週まであちこちで夏祭りや催し物があるので、運良く日程が合えば旅行で来た人たちも観光以外にまた思い出が…