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May 2017 Class Schedule*

19 Apr

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Hi!

Today I am posting May 2017 class schedule ^^. 

Our theme for May is fresh lemon! I will be introducing “Week-end Citron Cake“, a French style lemon butter cake as our new recipe. Week-end Citron originates from people baking this cake on weekends to share with their family members and loved ones. Since May 14th is Mother’s Day, I think it is a great way to celebrate this day^^.

I will also be teaching Tart au Citron and other cakes from April classes. Ramadan month is starting from end of May. Let’s enjoy baking next month again!

Here is the class schedule; *Please also refer to our Class Calendar.

 

1. Weekend Citron Cake & Lemon biscotti – Basic Class –

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Fresh and moist lemon butter cake

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Lemon & pistachio biscotti

DATE:        May 6th (Sat.) 11:00am-2:30pm – FULL

                    May 14th (Sun.) 11:00am-2:30pm

                    May 24th (Wed.) 11:00am-2:30pm

FEE:            RM200 (RM159 for members)

2. Tart au Citron & Creme Burlee *Repeat* – Premier Class – 

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Tart au Citron – Pate Sable, Creme d’amande and Lemon Cream

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DATE:        May 13th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

                    May 17th (Wed.) 11:00am-3:00pm

FEE:            RM210 (RM169 for members)

*For details of this class, kindly refer to my previous post Tart au Citron class.

3. Double Chocolat Cream Rollcake & Mini Caramel Nuts Cake *Repeat* – Basic Class –

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Moist chocolat rollcake with

2 kinds of chocolate cream

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Caramel Cake with almond & pumpkin seeds

DATE:      May 7th (Sun.) 11:00am-2:30pm 

    FEE:     RM200 (RM159  for members)

4. Yakigashi Special *Repeat* – Season Special Class-

*Coffee Walnuts Pound cake

*Blueberry Cheese Tart

*Coffee Nuts Cookie

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Three recipes for coming Ramadan month and following Raya celebration!

Many coffees are used in this class and will keep you awake! The tasting session is with the hand-dripped coffee, and I am asking the Coffee & Macaron class graduates to pour us a nice cup of coffee^^*.

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DATE:      May 28th (Sun.) 11:00am-3:30pm 

   FEE:      RM250 (RM195  for members)

*For details of this class, kindly refer to my previous post Yaigashi Special Class.

To register for the class, kindly email me at caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko).

Thank you so much and I am looking forward to hearing from you!!!

Cheers,

Tomoko

Specialty Coffee Shops in Tokyo! vol.2

26 Sep

Bear Pond Espresso @ Shibuya

Located right in the heart of Shibuya,  Bear Pond Espressois also worth visiting. It’s not really a Specialty coffee bean place but is specialized in espresso.

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The photo is not allowed inside the shop, so I show you the outside^^. We ordered their Espresso and Cappuccino for take away. It was really nice! The coffee was freshly roasted at their shop so we bought back a packet of beans as well!

I have been making lattes with their house blend in my home espresso machine and it taste very nice, well grounded, fruity and not too bitter:)

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Sarutahiko Coffee @ Ebisu

Ebisu, 1 stop away from Shibuya on train, there is this another excellent coffee shop called Sarutahiko Coffee.

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This shop is very small with a few tables and high chairs, and my family could barely fit in… (my husband had to carry our son on carrier while I squeezed in one person space with my daughter), but their service and coffee was excellent that everything was alright! We went on a rainy day and the shop lady helped us put the stroller outside and fold the umbrella. I know that Japanese hospitality is quite good, but this shop was beyond our expectations. I bet regulars come back because of this.


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Like these two senior men.

Excuse me on this photo shot, but I couldn’t help taking them because it was such a heart warming scene of two men, one with a retro hat, chit-chatting over a cup of coffee before they start the day. Sometimes the customers add the scenes to the coffee shop and makes the whole experience nice and memorable.

We ordered their specialty Iced coffee in hand-dripping style. You can see the pour over tools in front of the man in the second photo. Their house roast is rather dark and is suited for iced coffee and it was really nice!

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We visited a couple more coffee shops but these are the Specialty Coffee Shops we went. I enjoyed the beans we brought back from Japan, and some with my students! I hope to visit back some of the shop and other coffee shops in my next Japan trip!

Thank you for always visiting my blog & Have a great weekend!

 

 

Specialty Coffee Shops in Tokyo! vol.1

25 Sep

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Speaking of Specialty coffee, I would like to introduce some of the coffee shops I visited in my last Japan trip!

 

The Roastery @ Omotesando (Harajuku)

 

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First is The Roastery in Harajuku, Tokyo.

Harajuku, Omotesando and Shibuya areas are known to have nice cafes and coffee shops. Many popular pancake shops are also located here and recently, Magnolia Bakery, the famous NY cupcake shop, opened their first branch in Japan as well! It’s a trendy and hot spot for the cafe lovers!

The Roastery is located in one of the small stretch of road that leads from Omotesando Harajuku to Shibuya.

 

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The shop reminds us of some cozy cafes in the west coast of the U.S., and being part of a large restaurant & cafe group, it’s quite spacious for a cafe in Tokyo.

 

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They serve New York Ring here! It’s a donuts made from croissant dough and is popular as ‘cronuts’ in the U.S.!

Their coffee menu is quite simple and you choose from Americano, Espresso and Cappuccino from the two types of coffee beans. They change the beans on a weekly basis, more or less. The beans are roasted in the shop itself, as you can see from the first photo, and they share the same Specialty coffee beans with NOZY coffee, another famous coffee shop in Tokyo.

 

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We tried their cappuccino and espresso, together with the N.Y. Ring! The espresso had a very powerful flavor, and even with cappuccino where normally milk makes the coffee tastes blend, I could feel the strong characteristics of the Specialty coffee beans. We liked the coffee beans so much that we bought back a few packets of COE and Specialty coffee beans that were available in the shop. Price range from JPY1,200/200g to JPY1,800/200g (RM40-RM70).

As for their Americano, they were using French Press and not hand-dripping (pour over) style.

 

Coutume @ Omotesando (Aoyama)

Just 10 minutes walk from The Roastery, in same Omotesando (Aoyama) area, we found another Specialty Coffee shop called Coutume. This shop, which is newly opened in April 2014, is a Paris found cafe. It has various kinds of coffee but especially specializes in French Press.

 

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Look at this French Press machine! It is completely computerized and looks very stylish!

I honestly don’t appreciate French press as much as the hand dripping style, but some people say that French press can extract the nice coffee oil which the hand dripping will take away from using filter paper.

 

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In contrast with the wooden feel of previous cafe, The Roastery, Coutume was a bright and white stylish cafe! Fashionable like Paris!

 

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Even the way they serve was cute and stylish, with some details of the coffee bean explained in the transparent cube that came along with the coffee.

 

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We ordered their specialty French press hot and ice coffee. My friend ordered their Pour over coffee and it was served in this cute glass pot.

 

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Overall we had a good experience! My husband liked the modern and minimalist design and of course the automated French press machine was very impressive! Ok, I will talk about other cafes in my next post! Have a good day!

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