I have just stuffed myself silly with Japanese confectionary. It was great. The japanese take great pride in their food be it sweet or savory, they're must probably the best in the world when it comes to display, i mean, you've seen some of their bentos right? Their cakes are just as cute. I think the word kaizen can dexribe their precision and accuracy, i'm not sure though, it's a business term. Anyway, this ----------------------------> is character bread, the Japan Centre (where I bought this) had Hello Kitty ones as well but they didn't have cherry noses. It was super yum with biscuit (eyes and mouth) bread and a custard filling. As you can see I couldn't control myself and took a bite before I took the pic :P
I was too greedy with my strawberry mochi and ate it on the bus so know picture, you should try to imagine what I must have looked like - icing sugar all over my face and squidgy mochi eveywhere - it was quite a spectacle but boy was it goood. I wasn't too keen on mochi the first time I had it, I liked the squidgy starchy rice bit but red bean paste doesn't do it for me. I now know not all mochi has that filling so i'm hooked, chocolate is deffinetely my favourite, the way it melts in your mouth mmmmmmmmmm. So the strawberry one i bought today had the bean paste in but also had a strawberry in the middle, twas good, very good.
Whenever I go to the Japan Centre (Picadilly) I get their coffee, what's so great about it is that i can have it hot or cold, i'm more of an iced coffee type of girl myself, it's great to drink with an almond croissant, character bread or japanese chocolates accompanied with Shoujo Beat :)