Thursday, June 25, 2009

Awayuki Soba

What kind of soba do you like?

Soba is a type of thin Japanese noodle made from buckwheat flour. It is served either chilled with a dipping sauce, or in hot broth as a noodle soup.

My recent favorite is "Awayuki(snow) Soba" which is soba with grated yamaimo(Japanese mountain yam). It is mucilaginous when grated and looks like snow, so this is why it is called like that. After eating soba, I love to drink the broth diluted with yam. It is really delicious! My favorite soba restaurant is located near the station: Hakone Akatsukian. They use good seasonal ingredients, so I go there once in a while. Day before yesterday, since I was tired (slept only 1 hour), I had a dinner there with my boyfriend after work. The yam contains nutritional elements that are effective in relieving fatigue, so I think I got well ;) Sorry my photo is bad X(

Anyway, recently I came across very nice serums.

Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum
Daily use of skin care products containing proven anti-oxidant ingredients is, together with a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, the most effective and proven method of minimising the effects of free radicals. Used daily, this remarkable formulation provides potent skin protection together with perfectly balanced hydration for dry, combination and sensitive skin types.

Herbal Recovery Gel
A potent botanical concentrate, infused with a rich blend of herbs and precious plant oils to restore, firm, hydrate and revitalise the skin. Helps to minimise the visible signs of ageing with daily use.

I tried both samples but not sure which to purchase. Hmm...
Anti-Oxidant ingredients are catching!

We expect no rain until possibly Wednesday. Hope this is true.

Take care ;)

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  1. Hello Ochi,

    I never tried this noodle is it like odon noodles! I probrably would like them in soup, do you eat soup in summertime?

    I don't know much about your products featured here. I can say I use Mary Kay, and have since very young. I love the way the products make my skin feel! The cooling eye gel is great! Prices are reasonable!

  2. Konnichiwa jo,

    It is like udon but thinner!
    Yes! We do eat soup in summer time ;)

    I remember you taught me Mary Kay but it is not available in Japan to try out. Also, I couldn't find a review of it in Japanese. I hope it becomes available in Japan as well!!!

  3. I love many kinds of soba. My wife's uncle lives in Nikko and he makes homemade soba noodles at their pension.

  4. Ohayo Tornadoes28,

    Really!? It is nice to have relatives like that! Homemade ones are always great!!! I envy you!!!

  5. Hi ochi,
    I like the skin care products with hydrating and anti-aging!! I used 'nano white' which formulated from Japan!!

  6. Hi anGeLine,

    Whitening is good for you! You are still young, but it is better to start from your earlier years!!!

    I searched nano white. Isn't that from Korea?! Looks expensive!!!


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