Posts Tagged ‘green tea

Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia Top Food Blogger Profile

Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia Top Food Blogger Profile
Michael Baxter, that’s me, had the very good fortune to be profiled in the September 2010 issue of Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia! Journalist Amy Ma, who I showed around Nishiki Market and ate some Kyoto-style sushi with back earlier in the summer, profiled a number of hot foodie bloggers around Asia and KyotoFoodie got to represent Japan. The idea…

Wagashi: Ryuen Rakuseki and Maccha Rakuseki

Wagashi: Ryuen Rakuseki and Maccha Rakuseki
Wagashi Series: Ryuen Rakuseki and Maccha Rakuseki (柳苑: 楽石・抹茶楽石) Wagashi: Ryuen Rakuseki and Maccha Rakuseki Ryuen specializes in a simple and elegant wagashi that combines a center of candied kuri (chestnut) embedded in koshian (sweet azuki bean paste) with a coating of sugar and kuzu (arrow root starch), some with the addition of sugary green tea powder (maccha). Ryuen‘s wagashi is decidedly classical in…

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