I found an ant on my bag of unopened Honey Butter Chip… even though there is a box of OPENED Pepero right next to it. I checked the Pepero sticks and there were no ants…

I’m officially sold that the Honey Butter Chip uses real honey like advertised and probably sweeter and better. :’D lololol

(I still like my Pepero tho. :<)

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What I did on Pepero Day (2017)…

I know it’s Pepero Day today. I was going to draw a little comic for Pepero Day… However, the Taiyaki mold arrived today. I ordered the mold on Amazon. I’ve been craving Taiyaki since early this year. The reason? Oh… I think you can guess based on the image above. :’D Yup! It’s, once again, Mystic Messenger’s fault. They tempted me. I am very obsessed with this game, I know.

I wanted to eat it so badly that I looked for the closest place that sold it near my workplace… It was too far to go buy some… ;;;

I also looked for it when I went on the Asia Trip… I bought some from Taiwan! I bought from 3 different stores in Taiwan. I actually… disliked the taste from there. ;;; Two out of three places made taiyaki with a terrible after taste. The 3rd place didn’t have such a strong after taste, so I liked it the best out of the three. Here is a picture of my favorite one.

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Even though this is my favorite one… they served it cold! I was disappointed… These are meant to be eaten when hot! QQ The taste was pretty bland, too. The best part was there was little to no after taste.

I am pretty picky because I ate this snack since I was little. I liked a particular taste that I usually get from the “taiyaki” that was sold in front of the market by a cart vendor. That vendor is no longer selling this snack anymore. I miss it so much!

Anyways, lately I’ve been having some interest in cooking food over the stove even though I am lazy and don’t like cooking all that much. (I am starting to like it a little more though! :D) The idea of taiyaki popped up because I was browsing through a cook’s website. When I saw it, I was very tempted to make it! I still want some after all~ They even suggested to look on Amazon for the mold, which I did~ 😀

My mom was interested in making this snack for a while as well, so I asked her to join in. 😀

And… since she joined in… she made the red bean filling! 😀 It’s so delicious~ My dad and mom both made the custard filling! So we had 2 fillings to choose. Both are yummy! ^^

When we started making taiyaki with the first recipe, it failed terribly. It was salty. It didn’t have the same smell. It tasted bland… I hurriedly looked for a second recipe after.

In the 2nd recipe, by Eugenie Kitchen, it looked correct, so we tried it. The only issue we had with this recipe was the amount of baking powder it contains. My family don’t really like the after taste of baking powder. We are quite hesitant in using too much baking powder for baking. That’s why for this recipe, we modified it a little by using lesser baking powder. The result? The taiyaki didn’t rise properly! It was really dense! @_@

Then my mom proceeded with experimenting on different measurements and methods with making this. We did this for a few hours… ;;; It was still not considered a success. However, we both agreed that Eugenie’s recipe was great. It tasted exactly like how we remembered it to be! 😀 When we were making it, we could even smell the goodness! Mmm~

Here’s a picture of one of the better looking taiyaki we made.

We are still having trouble with not burning the taiyaki. ;;; We know it’s low heat. We know we need to flip the mold. I think the issue was we discussed about the ingredients/methods and chatted for too long that we forgot to flip it quickly. :’D We are still trying to get the hang of this!

Overall, it was fun. We plan to try to perfect this soon~ Hehe.

Happy Pepero Day~!

I am so ready! +_+ b

This is my first time eating Pepero. I’ve never gotten it in the past because I thought it was a ripoff of Pocky. I’ve also heard it’s not as good. However, this year I guess my taste changed a bit. I am willing to try certain new things. This happens to be one of them.

I did a little taste test before Pepero Day out of curiosity. I was pleasantly surprised they tasted good. In fact, I prefer Pepero’s chocolate filling version (nude) compared to Pejoy’s cookies and cream version. It was because Pepero was softer. The Pejoy’s cookie was so hard that I was afraid I will crack my teeth in each bite. (I still ate the whole thing because I like cookies and the flavor was my favorite. :’D)

This year is my first year participating in Pepero Day~ I am excited, hehe.

Honey Butter Chip Shipment

The shipment of Honey Buddha Butter Chips arrived a few days ago. It came directly from Korea. I ordered on Amazon on February 10th for a grand total of $14.98. There are 8 bags, so it is $1.87 per bag. As I’ve said before, after I ordered this, the price rose. :’D I am not sure of the price right now because I found a physical market that sells this. I will just buy from the market to avoid shipping wait time and it is just as cheap there if not cheaper.

The box looks destroyed, but the chip bags are intact. I am guessing customs had to check what the content was, so they opened the box. I guess I can say the chips arrived safely~

For those who are wondering, I bought from the Amazon seller called NHeStore.

Ahahaha… My hype for it died down after I discovered the market and tried the first bag. I can say I am kind of addicted to it though… I usually finish the whole bag in one sitting. I notice this chip goes stale very quickly… : x Or I just got unlucky with that one time when I left it for ~2 days. It makes me wonder how Yoosung makes this last for a week…

Sharing Happiness (HBC version)

I have a fav buddy at work who I love to chat and joke around with. Let’s call her “Besty”~ 😀 (Although it doesn’t look like it, it is an inside joke. Don’t read too much into the name~!)

Today, I shared some Honey Buddha Butter Chips (HBC) with her… Then, I gave her the whole bag after I found out she likes them.

^^ I also gave her a special little personalized note to go with the bag of chips. ❤

Did I mention that she’s on a diet right now… 😀 ………………………..

I feel so generous. Lolololol! :’D We joke around like that all the time. I ❤ you, Besty~