Ghibli Food

I know the general consensus is that the food in Ghibli movies looks amazingly delicious, but I’m going to have to say that it never seems appetizing to me. It always just looks flat and blah and I always think what a missed opportunity it was. It’s a shame that I cannot feel enthusiastic about the food, but I guess it’s just a psychological mismatch I will have to bear. I’m happy (and a bit jealous) for everyone who can get excited about it, though.

Anyways, I do follow illustrator Nabatame Kazutaka, whose food looks absolutely delicious to me. Just look at this curry and this shumai bento box! おいしそう!

Birthday Dinner

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.6, 1/25 sec, ISO3200
“Curious Cat” Cedar Park, 2021

For Koa’s birthday dinner, he requested karaage. I can’t blame him. Mariko’s karaage can’t be beat! I’m thinking about requesting it for my birthday dinner as well. 😄

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.6, 1/25 sec, ISO3200
“Karaage” Cedar Park, 2021

Special Ramen (Clam Flavor)

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1000
“Ramen Pair” Cedar Park, 2021

A friend gave us some instant ramen that we’ve never had before, and it was delicious! Definitely only for those who love clams because the flavor was very strong. What was nice about this ramen besides the flavor was that the noodles were a step above the normal dry type. Definitely can recommend!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1000
“Clammy” Cedar Park, 2021

To Houston and Back

“On the Road” Texas, 2021

On the way back from Houston, I stopped by Banana Leaf to pick up some Malaysian food and also got some Mochinuts. Everything was delicious!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Mochinuts” Cedar Park, 2021

I also set the GoPro on the dash and recorded a “TimeWarp” video of the drive home. The clouds look way better in the video than they did in real-life. I have the GoPro set to use its own color-profile, and I like the results very much!

I hope you had a great day! またね~

Branding Bread

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.6, 1/100 sec, ISO2500
“Branded Baguette” Cedar Park, 2021

Testing out the custom-design branding iron… not sure how effective it is. Burnt bread doesn’t taste very good. 😄