Friday, June 11, 2010

tokyo chestnuts

We went to Tokyo in October, and couldn't resist the little paper bags full of piping hot, freshly roasted chestnuts. We found these sweet, crumbly little guys in a kiosk just outside the massive kabuki theater in Ginza. It was pouring down rain, so we huddled under an awning decorated with flame orange maple leaves and red paper lanterns to enjoy these morsels with hot green tea, which seems to be available within 10 feet of anywhere. In Kyoto we found meaty, tangerine-sized chestnuts which were roasted in something that looked very much like an antique train and would come out slightly charred and crinkly around the edges before being nestled for display in a basket full of pine needles.

1 comment:

  1. these look so heavenly. i love the detailing on the bag. great photos!

    xo Alison