Sunday, August 10, 2008

Kefir

One thing that I was looking forward to a lot in Japan was kefir. Most of you don't know what it is, it's basically like plain sour yogurt only it's more liquid. I used to love it in Ukraine, and they have it in Japan too, only it's thicker (but you can just mix it with milk).

It's like this, only the one I get is plain:


Today I felt adventurous, and also was too lazy to boil water in a kettle, so I decided to combine kefir and coffee. It was great, it really works.

If I knew I was going to drink this much coffee in Japan, I would have brought some from home... sigh... It's really expensive here. Although, I guess it's expensive back home too. Well, I do like the coffee here as I wrote earlier, so I shouldn't complain.

Ah, and speaking of drinks, iいちご牛乳 (strawberry milk) was quite a disappointment. I am really happy about kefir though. I got these overripe bananas on sale the other day, so I mashed them, stuck them in the freezer, and now when I feel like eating fruit, I just mix them with kefir instead of jam, and it tastes great.

2 comments:

Xin said...

Hi Katya! This is Xu Xin!

Looks like you're having lots of fun exploring. It's funny because Chinese people actually drink 'kefir' too. I just don't know the name in Chinese.

Oh yeah, before i forget, can I ask you a big favor? Can you find out how to prepare Japanese styled milk tea for me please? Pretty please with a cherry on top? I forgot to ask you before you left ^^; I used to be able to find it as a powder mix at T&T but they stopped importing it a couple of months back, and my own tries at making it has failed so far >.<

Katya said...

I will :D. Sorry for the delayed reply, I stopped getting comment notifications from blogger, I should go check my settings.
For now though, you can find milk tea in the Korean supermarket in K-Town, they carry the Kirin brand. Haha, I've been buying it so much here, because I developed an addiction to it while in TO :P.