Thursday, February 12, 2009

An AfterSchool Treat

Yesterday was a Japanese holiday. I am not sure what holiday it was, but it seems like there is always a holiday going on. At the local grocery store they had several food booths set up giving samples and selling special treats.

I branched out and tried some minced pork wrapped foods and dips. I did refrain from trying the fried balls that looked so ever good until you realize there is octopus inside. While I am trying new things here, I am not quite ready for octopus yet.

The very last booth was making pancakes in the shape of a fish with different fillings. One was a vanilla custard, one was chocolate and the last one was bean paste (a very common filling inside desserts and breads).

I decided to be a nice mom and get Sami & Chris one as a special treat. They really liked them and can't wait to have "fish pancakes" again.

6 comments:

Ang said...

How cool are fish pancakes?????????????haha
Looks like you all are settling in very well...praying for you!

Carey said...

How cute!

Louise said...

How neat is that!
Yeah I am not sure that octopus would be my thing either...lol...good luck with that :)

DeeDee said...

Alexis..I am not a 'weird food eater" by trade. I love mac n cheese, mashed pots, peas, chicken...you know just the usual all American foods. I have tried cooking the 'fancy' stuff I see on Hell's Kitchen and Food TV channels....just don't get into fancy stuff...

....But I have tried fried baby octopus and it is good! Very good! You just have to get past the little baby finger tenicles!

The pancakes sound really good and I bet the kids loved their surprise. I remember living in southern Texas near Corpus Christi...I was pregnant and had always loved Creamed Horns. So I go into a bakery in this small town that was largely Mexican...to get a creamed horn...NOT! It looked like a creamed horn but the filling was nothing like the soft, white, sugary cream filling I was use to...yuck!

So glad you are exploring!
Joy for your tomorrow! DeeDee

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

I think it was the Foundation Day holiday. I have to say, I love Takoyaki (the octopus balls) and the Taiyaki (the fish pancakes) are very yummy too!

Terri said...

yum - fish pancakes!

I have a video up at my place, come and check it out. Again I was reminded what a great experience you and Matt are giving your kids over in Japan.