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Great Lunch place with your baby in Tokyo – Peninsula hotel cafe

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There’re not that much restaurants you can take your baby (stroller) in Tokyo.

The peninsula hotel Cafe is welcoming your baby even with the big stroller, and they can serve the baby plstic cup etc :)

They have three kinds of Lunch menu, Monthly Lunch (appetizer, main, dessert, tea/coffee 1800JPY), Pasta Lunch (today’s pasta, mini salad, mini soup 1000JPY), and Lunch course (pre-fix appetizer, main, bread, dessert, tea/coffee 2600JPY).

This month, 2015 Jan, the monthly Lunch is Thai and I ordered it :)

Appetizer
Thai salad with chicken and Mizuna leaves with sweet chili dressing
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Main
Tom yum goong with Thai rice

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Coconut milk with Mango ice cream with tea

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The peninsula Boutique & Cafe

http://tokyo.peninsula.com/en/fine-dining/the-peninsula-boutique-cafe

They have also bread and cakes to go in the cafe, my favorite is Banana custard cream croissant and sweet bean bread :)!

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Niku-man Recipe – How to make steamed meat bun

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if you’ve ever come to Japan, you know that there’re some kinds of Chinese bun which is called as Niku-man (Japanese style though) on the counter of every convenience store in winter time.
It’s one of my favorite snack, and easy to make from scratch so I made a lot this time and freeze half of them :)

Ingredients (10 servings):
(A) 200g of ground pork
(A) 1/2 onion, finely chopped
(A) 1/2 Negi (Japanese spring onion), finely chopped
(A) 1 dried Shiitake (soaked in enough water, drain, then chop)
(A) 1.5 Tbs. of soy sauce
(A) 2 Tbs. of sesame oil
(A) 2 Tbs. of potato starch
(A) 1 Tbs. of sugar
(A) A pinch of salt

(B) 300g of all purpose flour
(B) 150cc of warm water
(B) 3 Tbs. of sugar
(B) 2 Tbs. of vegetable oil
(B) 1 Tbs. of baking powder
(B) 1 Tbs. of dry yeast

  1. Place all the (B)s in a bowl then knead well. Leave it in the warm place for 30mins.

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  1. Mix all the (A)s well in the another bowl. Devide into 10 pieces, then make ball shape.

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  1. Devide the dough into 10 pieces. Make ball share, then spread into circle shape. Place the filling on the center then wrap it.

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  1. Steam them for 20-30mins.

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I used 250g of all purpose flour and 50g of whole wheet flour this time.
You can use other kinds of flour depends on your taste.
If you like fluffy one, it’s nice to use 200g of cake flour (weak flour) with 100g of bread flour(strong flour), and if you like the chewy texture then you can do the oppositd.

Enjoy during they’re hot!

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My favorite meat shop in Tokyo – 近江屋牛肉店 Omiya Gyunikuten

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Recently, people buy all the ingredients in the supermarket in Japan and there’re not so much vegetable shop or meat shop.

But there’re still all kinds of specialty stores in the Tsukiji area, and you can get much better quality ingredients there.

I want to share my favorite beef shop today, the name is 近江屋牛肉店 Omiya-Gyuniku ten.
They have 85 years history and handles mainly beef and pork.

This time, I bought Wagyu for steak :)

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All the stores have some specialty at Tsukiji outer market and they sell several kinds of the things (for example, 10 parts of chicken etc) but if you ask them, they usually have much more variation at the back.

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If you live in Tokyo and plan to have good beef or pork, I def suggest you to go to this store rather than going to the restaurant.
You can get better quality one with much cheaper price!

近江屋牛肉店 Omiya Gyuniku ten
(at the Tsukiji outer market)

http://www.tsukiji.or.jp/search/shoplist/cat-b/cat-4/274.html

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