Friday, March 6, 2015
Uguisudani (some of this post is near there if not right there) and knowing it was bird-related from the kanji but being too lazy to look it up. I'm not that interested in the natural world, I suppose.
I like the unnatural world. So when I see a little steamed bread treat called 'uguisu', I have to get it. I asked first, and it turns out to be filled with green paste instead of red or white like you'd expect. If you hear 'green paste' in a steamed bread, I bet you're think it's edamame and wondering why it's not called zunda. It's not, it's green beans, and we had a good laugh because I couldn't remember 'zunda' to save my life and just asked the master about the green stuff from Sendai. He's the expert in the field, so of course he knew.
I got the wagashis because I fel bad for him and because I kinda like them now. The green thing was nondescript, but the pink thing had a lovely texture with the smooth, smooth rice on the outside, and I think some nikki in the dough or filling.
An acquired taste, these. But it's a nice shop if you live within 5 minutes walk.