“Curry Wednesday”

You often hear “Taco Tuesday” here but over there, it’s “Curry Wednesday” – Japanese curry 🍛 rice is ubiquitous and has practically become a national dish. Lately however, more authentic Indian curry is also gaining popularity in Tokyo – this restaurant was featured as certain celebrity’s fav on TV. He accredited the restaurant for getting the flavors of South Indian cuisine to be more accepted by mainstream Japanese likings. Spices and flavors are authentic but the presentation and menu details are much to Japanese liking.

The menu explains the particulars about this cuisine to great details even accompanied by a picture diagram so you know what’s what and the recommended orders in eating- Very helpful! And also so reasonable- for example that dessert called Bebinca served with scoop of ice cream was about $3.60. They offer free refills of rice and soup servings!

Is all “organic” good?

Not really …

For example, if you eat eggs, not all “organic” labels mean that egg laying chickens were pasture freed and treated humanely.  It could mean that they were immobile in chicken coop, fed “organic” grains and corn … not the happiest. With gratitude, rather eat eggs from happy eggs laying chickens, not from those tormented – if you can help it.

Check this out –HER E if you care to.  Little things matter and if everyone did little things, in totality, it’s a big change.

If you are vegan, you don’t eat eggs, so, not an issue but if you are vegetarian of the certain kind or an omnivore, then, something to think about.

Here are some dishes and baked goods using eggs from recent Tokyo stay – Chawamushi, my favorite Japanese egg custurd soup.. . then all these baked goods have … eggs in them.

My mom used to make this egg custard soup when sick – lovely garnish of Yuzu on top with fresh smell of Mitsuba herb … fun to scoop to the bottom to find more surprises hidden under the bed of silky custard.

Chestnuts atop “nest” of chestnut cream frosting swirls

No red dye – raspberries powder as garnish with pistachio crumbs …

SO what’s all this ?  What happened to the yoga talk?  There’s no need to rush into a gym – in spite of eating all the delights, you can still manage to lose weight or maintain weight, when you eat right and yoga … Came back to US soil, feared getting on the scale only to find out I had actually … lost weight eating all that I love.

Happy New Year !

 

It’s January – a familiar sight for those hitting the gym

BUT it’s December in Tokyo … reading up on muscle groups and reaffirming the beauty of YOGA – yogis don’t need any equipment to tone our muscles.  Okay, okay, if you want to be “sculpted”, weight training is a short cut.  Still … the body, gravity and … the breath does wonders and for me, enough.  Just walked by and went to do my own practice on the mat. No equipment needed unless you count your own body as just an equipment.  We are more than our body, more than what we see, yes, we know.