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Matcha powder for smoothies

So a couple of my friends have been asking me what kind of green tea powder I’m using in my smoothies. I used sweetened matcha powder, which is Really easy to come by in Japan. They sell it in your local conbini (convenience store). In the states, or other countries if you go to your local asian food market they should have it. Here are a couple photos of the kind of powder I use.

20110801-124314.jpg20110801-124321.jpgfront and back. You can see on the back you can mix it with water or milk.

20110801-124328.jpg20110801-124335.jpgThis one says 甘さ。。。which means sweet. On the back of this package it also says to mix with milk or water. You can also make a topping for shaved ice which is a popular summer treat over here.

American Dog

So i’m sitting here eating a corn dog, and I was reminded of the first time i tried to get one from a conbini. I walked up to the register and in Japanese I asked for a corn dog. The guy looks at me funny because he understood everything but “corn dog.”  So i repeat… CORN DOG and still he looks blank. Then when i go to point it out to the dude, I read the sign and it said American Dog. Now I was the one with the confused look on my face. Has something like that ever happened to you, when you were in another country?

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