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…And A Pitcher O’ Dessert, Please


What the whating what? Is this even a dessert? Cornflakes, whipped cream, fruit cocktail, bananas, ice cream and a choco-sauced brownie, served up in a jumbo crowd-pleasin’ pitcher. Eek doesn’t even begin to describe it.

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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!

2 thoughts on “…And A Pitcher O’ Dessert, Please Leave a comment

    • You are so right! You know, it’s weird, but lots of Japanese “parfaits” have cornflakes in them. I thought, “Hunh?” until I ate one, and the crunchiness actually added a lot to the experience! I discovered something about Japanese cuisine, which is that they consciously enjoy texture as well as taste and appearance. Sometimes this is a bad thing (they like slimy stuff, for example, something I am utterly unable to appreciate) but often it’s really amazing. I have learned a lot, but often feel kind of handicapped in the appreciation arena, like a person without perfect pitch listening to a concert in the midst of a whole audience who has that ability.

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