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Creme Brulee attempt

I bought a kitchen gas torch a couple of weeks ago with the intention of attempting a creme brulee at some point. Gave it a shot yesterday following the recipe linked below from MasterChef:


Thought they had failed last night but I was just a little too keen and didn’t fridge them so they stayed rather liquidy. Had one that I had fridged and it was divine. Next thing on my list is to add a little green tea to it, should be epic :D.

Not that hard to make but does take a fair bit of time.

Here’s the end result:

Creme Brulee


Day 7 – Kyoto

So in the morning we decided to explore around the local area of Kyoto, first thing to visit were the Nishiki markets which were just up the road from where we were staying (Teramachi). It was primarily a food market with a large variety of fresh and packaged foods. Gavin and I headed off with our new friends Lilly and Isabella and because Ed and Tang were too slow, they were left behind.

Road we stayed on, through here were markets
Various market offerings

There was an interesting looking octopus dish that we decided to try out, bout 300 yen for one. It was octopus with quail egg inside the head, no idea how they get it inside there because there didn’t seem to be any cuts in the head or anything.

Red octopus with quail egg inside

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