Freitag, 27. Juni 2014

Jap. restaurant "Hanage"

Dear Gals,

last Saturday I had a relaxed time with two friends.
First a nice brunch with a lot of talking and afterwards meeting up to shop and go to a Japanese restaurant, I wanted to try out.

I really want to recommend you the Hanage, a small little restaurant, specialised on Okonomiyaki, Japanese pancakes.

☆* Review *☆ 


When you enter the restaurant you have a very clean and nice area.
The furniture is made of wood, there even is a traditional sitting place where you can practise the seiza. ^__°
Of course there are cushions for your knees.

If you have to use the toilet it's unisex, but it's very, very clean. The doors (one for the "bathroom" and one for the toilet itself) are wooden sliding doors. You will find a funny sticker on the wall about what you should NOT do, using the toilet. Cute.


The restaurant is specialised on Okonomiyaki, that are made of white cabbage, white flour and other ingredients.
You can choose of three sauces: the original Okonomiyaki sauce (similar to BBQ sauce), a soya-citron sauce and a hot-spicy Korean sauce.
We tried the original one.
Then, you also have to choose the "toppings": extra cheese, bacon, mince, leek ... you can mix them if you like but also could only choose one - the price doesn't change.
Our Okonomiyaki consist of the first three ingredients.

It was pretty delicious! I have to say that I usually don't like sauces that taste like BBQ but in that case I totally change my mind!
The Okonomiyaki is really fluffy, not too crispy but also not too feebly. The flavouring is excellent!
I can't compare it to other Okonomiyaki but for a first try it was more than good.

Other than that, you can have side dishes like selfmade onigiri with two different styles of flavouring, miso soup, edamame, yakitori, japanese potato salad, sea weed salad and as dessert also mochi-ice cream.
Except the salads we tried everything out (at least my friend did, I just stole some little bits from everything xD).

So according to my friend the miso soup was really yummy and accurate. I looked into the bowl and the soup 
really looked good. You know, sometimes miso soup can look like it's fermented...

The onigiri we had there nicely formed in a perfect triangle. You can have it with two kind os flavouring as a "crust" - the egg one was very nice. Some kind of herbal aroma, salty but not too much. The rice was cooked well and there isn't any nori - which I welcomed.

Then... the yakitori.
I swear, it was the best yakitori I've ever eaten. The chicken was pretty good grilled - some kind of crispy,  not burned, really well. The teriyaki sauce was also the yummiest one I've ever tried - and I eat pretty often yakitori. So if you want to go to "hanage" please take one yakitori!

The mochi-ice cream was really surprising. I've known baked ice and also matcha ice.
But sesame ice cream, covered by a "mochi" wasn't something I've seen before.
So you can tell that the consistency is some kind of jelly (as a mochi is) but the inner filling is a creamy ice cream.
The flavour is special - first you only will taste the mochi, then the sesame and then all together a pretty interesting desert. The colour of the cream is grey... I wonder why? But I love such individual ice-creams!

If you would like to drink traditional drinks, you can soft drinks (also ramune), beer but also green tea.
Green tea can be served in a pot for one or two persons with free refilling of water.

☆ Prices

The prices are more than accurate.
You will pay around 6€ for an Okonomiyaki, 2€ for one Yakitori and the drinks are also okay. 
I even would pay a bit more for these great dishes!

☆ Service

When you enter the restaurant the little signs on the tables tell you that it's self-service.
They will serve you your order but you have to go to the counter and tell them what you would like to have.
The team usually consist of two people - a waiter and the chef.
They are really friendly and politely and also happy chat partners. ;)
You don't have to wait long for your dishes.

☆ bottom line☆

Atmosphere: ☆☆☆
Service: ☆☆☆☆☆
Food: ☆☆☆☆

Price: ☆☆☆☆

Total: ☆☆☆☆

☆*゚ ゜゚*☆*゚ ゜゚*

Sonntag, 22. Juni 2014

Some more outfits

Hey Gals,

I forgot to post some more outfits the last time - so here's an addition. ^^

On days when it's simply too hot to wear anything - 
this is pretty light stuff! ♥

I love this "skirt" - indeed there are thin pants under the cover.

I really like this simple coord!

Skirt and flat boots or leather hot pants and trainers?


The next time I post something about fashion will be a posting about
a pretty nice package I received two weeks ago ♥

Donnerstag, 19. Juni 2014

Recipe: Potato Pastry (Kartoffeltaschen)

Hey Gals!

Since a few days I try to make some dishes with spinach and after having some couscous with it and boiled potatoes I tried another one.
This recipe is pretty easy and takes maybe around an hour. You can add anything you like to fill the Potato Pastry - this one here consists of leaf spinach and cream cheese.

calories of this serving
 ~40cal spinach, ~24cal cream cheese, ~120cal potatoes

☆*゚ ゜゚*☆*゚ ゜゚*

Potato Pastry

☆*゚ ゜゚*☆*゚ ゜゚*

☆ Ingredients 

 for one person

4-5 floury potatoes 
2-3 tbsp. flour
1/2 tbsp. cornflour
3-4 tbsp. water
some spinach (I take frosted leaf spinach)
cream cheese (I always use the light ones with 3% fat)

☆ How to make 

☆ Prepare the potatoes - peel them and boil them with some salt

☆ Prepare the spinach - defrost and cook the spinach as it's described
(if not: just add some oil in a sauce pan and the frosted spinach, too and cook it, until it's defrosted and therefore parted)

☆ Prepare the batter

1. Rice the potatoes until you have a fine mixture
2. Add the flour, water and cornflour and knead the mixture
Preheat the oven ~160-180°C
4. Put some baking paper on the baking plate
5. Give a small serving of the pastry on the baking paper, then add some cream cheese and finally some spinach on it. Afterwards you have to add some more pastry on it to "close" the whole thing (like a "Maultasche") - Repeat these steps with the rest of the pastry.
6. Bake it around 20 minutes. The Potato Pastry should be golden brown and still fluffy if you poke into it.

☆*゚ ゜゚*☆*゚ ゜゚*

Sonntag, 8. Juni 2014

Outfit post

Hey Girls,

I haven't been posting much outfits recently - most of the days were just cold and work troubled me, so I only worn a very sloppy style.
I'm sorry. (>_<)"

So here are some simple coords I chose for school and for one or two free days.

 * kingdom checked blouse *

 * blue colours / little bit marine style *

 * striped tight skirt *

* floral top *

* just a little bit more formal *

butterfly top/dress
(Usually you don't see the hotpants but I definitely
need to wear them since it's a bit too short)


And then I had a date today and couldn't decide at first what to wear.

I bought a simple thin white blouse at Mango the day before because I have to be aware of the sun (get too easily allergic skin reactions) and I liked this combination but it was too formal for a date.
So I decided for the second outfit. I bought the shirt some days ago at Zeitgeist.


I really liked myself today! :)

But it really was hot...