Couldn’t find the garlic but there was a bit of pepper. Well, a lot of pepper but it wasn’t the kind of pepper that had a bite to it.
The cheese though. Nope. Just nope. Imagine the taste and feel of a good camembert, that good texture, the slight saltiness, the everything. None of it was here. I bet it’s because it was made with pasteurised milk, that’s bound to give a different kind of feel and taste to the cheese than good old Normandy milk.
We already established that the exterior of the packaging was traumatising because it promised a camembert that could keep for almost four years… and the interior did not disappoint! Camembert in a hermetically sealed package, no breathing allowed for that poor cheese! And imagine this going on for four years!
Also, it did not smell like good camembert and the exterior was that of very cheap waxy stuff.
I can’t remember how much I paid for it, around 400-500 yen, I think. Not traumatisingly a lot but cheese should not suffer so much.
The next three posts might be traumatising to all cheese lovers out there, so be careful. Indeed, I’m still not over it.
This cheese. Danes, why are you doing this to us? You want to make camembert? Fine. But, for the love of whatever cheese gods there may be, do it correctly. In what world can you buy a camembert in 2018 and for its expiration date to be in 2022??? Camembert does not keep that long! It just does not. That should have been my first clue that this was going to be one hell of a ride… I mean, garlic and pepper in camembert? Why not. It even gives it a little bit of a morbier look, I can accept that. But a 2022 expiration date? Nope. And this is just the exterior of the package!
As usual, I signed up for the Imperial Palace tour and they’ve changed things since last time I went! Now it seems much easier to just show up and get a spot (I still reserved a spot online), there are no more clunky audio guides to hold, etc.
Melon-pan 2.0, as I call it.
True story, in my 3+ years of full time living in Spain, I never once had sangria… but I had to try this 7-11 stuff. It was horrendous. And being the super adult that I am, I am scheduling all these posts on mid-day on a Sunday while drinking some lonkero.
Not having a bathtub at home, I highly enjoy travelling to places where (a) there is a bathtub, and (b) I have time for a bath. And, of course, (c) weird snacks also make everything better.
I went on a second Ninja Food Tour, the Asakusa Food Tour. Again, highly recommended, and do come on an empty stomach because you’ll get a full meal – sushi, gyoza, soba, fried potato sweets, ice cream, and not just one or two bites, whole plates.
Sake tasting with Ninja Food Tours – would highly recommend! A bit on the pricier side but worth every penny!
Seasalt oat chips and wasabi cheese spread – great combo!
Mayo is the answer to life sometimes.
Tales of mid-summer and afternoon indoor parties to escape the rain.
Some days you just really crave one of those store-bought sandwiches. Too bad they don’t sell the tortilla version here, I had gotten used to that in Seville!
Bringing back memories of those student days…
The lazy option for dinner.