Wednesday, October 12, 2005
A creamy tipping point?
Today marked a key moment, perhaps the key moment, in my Japanese enculturation. Forget the language, the people or the social norms. This was far more important: for the first time, I actually chose to buy a kurimu pan (cream filled 'bread'). I have had this stuff before, but it has previously always sneaked up on me in the surprising way of Japanese breads. Today, I actually entered a shop, thought 'What do I want to eat this morning?' and answered "What I really need to fill that hole is a rather inadequate bun filled with an extraordinarily sickly sweet custardy substance." The one I chose to break my virginity was rather special, its name translated as "Two Tone Cream" (you can just about see the two tones in the pic). Yummy. Tomorrow, "Melon Pan" or maybe "Choco Pan". Can't decide.
By the way, Fuji looked beautiful from the top of our road. The autumn is cool and clear and altogether more pleasant than the summer.
Posted by Nonjatta at 10:09 pm