Saturday, May 31, 2008

Farmers Market

I went to the farmers market at Troy ( because I wanted to eat better fruits. But there was only apples there. Most shops sold vegetables and saplings. I was sad but I bought some breads at Mrs.London ( and apple juice for my lunch.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Japanese Souvenir

One of my friends returned to Albany last night and we met today. he brought many Japanese souvenir for me. I am soooo happy !!!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Potluck Party

I had a "Spring Potluck Party" today. This party was organized by JLCC (Japanese Language & Culture Club) and I am a member of it. I brought "Inari-sushi (a kind of Sushi)" and "Custard Pudding". Other members brought "Dorayaki (Japanese sweet)", "Chili Beans", "Fruit Sandwich" and so on. During eating, we talked a lot and saw some pictures which one of us took in Japan. We had a good time!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Meeting @Coop

I had a "The Capital District Gourmet Meetup("meeting at Coop( today. Today's theme was "Learn to create delicious and healthful meals with Tofu". We tried to eat "Stir-fried tofu", "Shiroae tofu salad" and "Chocolate orange mousse". All of them were so delicious, especially mousse was awesome!! I want to try to make. After the meeting, we had a tour in Coop and found many soy foods, such as Miso, Shoyu and Soy milk. I am familiar with Tofu (Of course, I am Japanese), but this meeting was so interested because I was surprised to find that tofu was so popular in America and many American eat tofu.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Greek Festival

I went to "Greek Festival(" at St.Sophia Orthodox Church. I was so surprised because this event was bigger than I was expected. When I paid entrance fee ($2.00), I could find 3 rooms. One of them was market. I could see many kinds of Greek products, such as T-shirts, book, pictures and accessories. Next room was restaurant and take-out pastries. I bought 5 pastries in this corner. All pastries were like Turkish or Italian style, I think. Each of pastries was almost $1.25. Last room had stage and many fast-food stands. I bought "Souvlaki (Greek style wrap?)" and taste was really good. In a stage, children danced and they were sooo cute. I took a lot of pictures.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Family Picnic

Today I joined the family picnic, organised by Albany-Area Japanese community, at "Indian Ladder Farm(". There were over 30 people to join this picnic. Each of us brought 2 meals and I brought "Inari-sushi(a kind of Sushi)" and "Samosa(a kind of dumpling but Indian style)". Other people brought rice ball, fried dumpling, Japanese noodle, fried chicken and so on. I focused to eating and did not see beautiful view. I took 2 of my friends, Taiwanese and Spanish Girls. They liked Japanese food very much and they eat a lot, too. I was so happy to see them.

Friday, May 9, 2008


One of my friend studies fine art in master course and she will finish her course next month. So, thesis exhibition( is opening until next week. I went to see her masterpiece in art museum at SUNY. Her sketch was drawn by pencil and very complicated line. It is amazing! Today was exhibition day and we were served wine and some food. These food made me happy.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tulip Fest

In this weekend, there will be "Tulip Fest(" in Washington Park. I have a another plan in this weekend, so I went to the park and saw a lot of tulips. There were so many kinds of tulips and all of them were so beautiful. There were many families and old people to see these tulips. I took more than 30 pictures!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

India Bazaar (Indian grocery store)

My husband and I went to Indian grocery store "India Bazzar". There were many kinds of Indian food and products. They were so interesting to me. We had a long time to spend in this shop. I got some food and snacks(See in the picture).

India Bazaar1321 Central Avenue,
Albany, NY 12205
TEL (518)459-3108
Open everyday 10:00AM-9:00PM

Monday, May 5, 2008

Dinner with our friend

my husband and I had a dinner with our friend. We went to eat at "Sushi-tei(". We can eat better Japanese food in this restaurant and I like there. We have not met for a while and we have a lot of think to talk. The friend and I are SUNY student and we are the hardest time in this semester now. But we ate delicious Japanese food and made much energy to final exam!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Spring has come

Today I saw beautiful cherry blossom tree in my friend house. I took a picture of it because it was sooo beautiful. I think spring has come in Albany.

AliBaba (Turkish Restaurant)

I had a lunch with my friends of IELP( course at "AliBaba". My Turkish friend recommended me this restaurant. The restaurant serves typical Turkish food. We ordered several different dishes and shared together. The Turkish food likes Indian food but spice was not used, so the taste was not spicy.
Ali Baba
2243 15th. Street, Troy, NY
TEL (518)273-1170

Thursday, May 1, 2008

I am full!

I do not have a class today, so my husband wanted to go to Saratoga Springs. Toady is really pretty day and it is good for driving and walking! After arriving there, we ate lunch at "REVENOUS(21 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866)" . We ate crapes. Then, we walked around the main street. Before leaving there, we bought some cakes at "Mrs.London(464 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 ; Cakes in this shop are really good and I love them so much!