Sunday, August 10, 2008


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.


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.