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Trips, travels, great shops adresses in Brussels and elsewhere. In short, my all-getting-in drawer where I classify all the things that I can't store in the other categories.

Since November, I’m working near ‘Place Flagey’ (Ixelles) and my colleagues are regularly inviting me to eat out. So I’m discovering all the lovely restaurants in the area … and there are plenty of them! Some even offer Japanese inspired menu.

Today, I’m introducing to you the one I’ve liked the most so far: ‘SUP’. It’s a tiny place where you can mainly buy soups, buns and sweets (a kind of ‘soup bar’ actually). They have a nice bun+soup or bun+salads lunch menu. Soups are all fresh (3 differents available everyday), the salads include quinoa, semolina, pasta, etc. and the buns are always inventive. No matter which one you choose, their are all delicious anyway, so just let yourself be tempted! And last but not least, they have daily fresh homemade desserts (that I can’t resist…).

In any case, Kapibara-san approved it! Itadakimasu!

SUP
Rue Lesbroussart, 95
1050 Ixelles
Open from Monday to Saturday (11:00 – 16:00)
+32 2.647.12.01
www.supfood.be

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Let’s hope this blog will last another year!

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Our apartment is quite narrow and I can’t have a Christmas tree in the living room. So, I put mini Christmas trees here and there, candles and I hang small christmas decorations on the walls. Those are small things, but it’s enough to set the tone and create a cozy atmosphere. And Christmas cards sent by the family complete the picture.

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The Advent Calendar, which is on the living room table, gives us as small sweet treat every evening after dinner 😀

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Thursday evening, I was invited by friends of the Repair Cafe to come celebrate St-Nicholas (in advance) in the « Ateliers de la rue Voot » (where Sint-Lambrecht-Woluwe’s Repair Café takes place every month). They told me that I will meet there a St-Nicholas quite different from the ones you can see in supermarkets. So, I totally didn’t know what to expect.

So I ended up surrounded by kids in the courtyard of the « Ateliers », waiting for St-Nicholas to come.

And the least we can say is that when he finally appeared, we couldn’t have missed it… St-Nicholas, in the middle of a the avenue, standing on a wheeled vehicle, with on-board sound system and  fireworks … all powered up thanks to Bogeyman’s leg strength  … it was relatively SHOWY!

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Of course, to get candies, children had to sing St-Nicholas’ song … (parents too, let’s be fair)

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…and they also had to confess their badly behavings while also claiming that they had been obedient children all year long (that’s how it works!).

St Nicholas Sint-Lambrecht-Woluwe 2015

After candies distribution (and a quick selfie with me: 3), St Nicolas flew away to heavens! (hardly … especially with the strings of all the balloons messing up with the wiring …)

St Nicholas Sint-Lambrecht-Woluwe 2015

But at the end, everything went well: St-Nicolas was finally able to safely get on the roof without the aid of firefighters (otherwise, he would have remained hanging there all night). I must admit I really had a good time! I ran after his crazy vehicle in the street and I sang with the kids. The greatest St-Nicholas’ party I’ve attended in years!

St Nicholas Sint-Lambrecht-Woluwe 2015

PS: Thank you to the team of « Ateliers de la rue Voot » and thank you, St-Nicolas, for the selfie 😀

Well, obviously … I love making bento, it’s not a secret: D! Today I’ll show you all the equipment and accessories (all the mess in my kitchen) I have.

  • the Totoro box (which I use when I want to have more rice or pasta separately)
  • the box ‘Pon de Lion’, offered by my host mother (who, like me, loves Mister Donuts). I think that this is a box that she received during a promotion or with her points card.
  • Lacquered wooden box, bought in Tokyo Hands, it’s elegant and very practical.
  • Three-part thin box, purchased on casabento.com (I recommend the store, although expensive, but not that box, it is very heavy and does not provide a large volume).
  • The double Kapibara-san box, offered by my host mother.
  • The little rabbit red box, the first bento that I bought when I started going to school in Japan.
  • The mini bento box, a souvenir bought in Osaka, I use it for desserts.
  • The trio of Gaspard & Lisa boxes, small mascots that my host mother loves, she offered me those ones.
  • the quartet Kapibara-san boxes, offered long ago by my host mother, they are extremely worn out and don’t close very well anymore, I use those rarely.
  • + a whole bunch of accessories (which I sometimes use > _ < I ensure!)

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If you want to enjoy these fantastic donuts, do not go there for your afternoon snack! They will be out of stock (experience talking)! We must venture off the tourist spots to find the Floresta Nature Donuts shops: : last time I went there, it was near Nakano (フ ロ レ ス タ 高 円 寺 店). But there is also a shop near Gotanda.

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I also go to Mister Donuts (because the shops are more numerous, but it’s still less tasty).
Mister Donuts in Ikebukuro

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Traditional Japanese Sweets and Snacks Shop Traditional Japanese Sweets and Snacks Shop

I've launched this blog project (after many others) at the beginning of my university studies in 2009. The goal was to share my bento pictures and recipes with all the friends that were asking for. The time passing by, my posts have changed, they got more diverse. Now that my last year in university has come (soon I'll be a graduate in communication, animation and events organisation), I've decided to pursue this projet a bit more seriously. So here I am ! From now, I'll make you discover my tiny life day to day ! I'm quite a short girl (150cm tall!) and I guess that my low angle vision of the world might be a bit different from the other people. You'll quickly understand that the little things of everyday life make me happy !

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Between ecology influences, homemade madness, geek attitude and japculture.

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