|or as we in the Western world say "Happy Birthday"|
to my darling Japanese daughter, Ayaka.
|My new found love of Asian food, frequent trips to Value Village and gifts from my Asian children enabled me to set a pretty table.|
|I served the tonkgatsu as it's done in Japan: with steamed rice, simple shredded Chinese cabbage and a homemade sauce. I also prepared a miso soup.|
After much discussion among the 3 of us, and despite Elly's best attempts to convince her to have a cheesecake (Elly's answer to EVERY dessert issue!), Ayaka chose this:
|A light and airy orange chiffon cake, tunneled out and filled with fruit and whipped cream. Another excellent selection!|