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What’s Green and Crunchy and Not The Flavor You Think It Is?

Okay, I know it’s not green tea. I’m not even going to waste a guess saying it might be green tea.

Wait, why?

Because in Japan most cookies and cakes and other things that ought not ever to be green (except on St.  Patrick’s day) are green tea flavor. I’m not saying it’s right, but that’s how it is. So I’m not going to guess green tea.

Okay, if it’s not green tea, Miss Know-It-All Smartypanties, what is it?

Wasabi. I’m going to guess wasabi.

Hunh? Wasabi? You mean the sushi bar “when you bite it, it bites you back” kind of wasabi? Who would ever make a cookie that tastes like wasabi?

Japanese macaroon makers.

It’s not even a fruit!

I’m telling you, that cookie is going to taste like wasabi. I’m right, aren’t I? Aren’t I? Bet you a trip to Vegas.

☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆ I hope you don’t want to stay at the Bellagio.

Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Tokyo

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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

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