🥨A German Pretzel in Tokyo🥨 #yum #apretzelspeaksmorethan1000words #favesnack #Kichijojiflashbacks #TBT

It’s no secret that duck and I love pretzels. Just thinking about them is relaxing for us. That’s why they made it into our story about Cat, our hat-selling dog, that our friend A. helped us come up with in our early days in Tokyo. So, when we learned about Bäckerei Kaffee Linde in Kichijoji, we were super excited to try their German pretzels. They even had a designated pretzel day with an attractive discount on our baked bringers of happiness. Naturally, this became one of the duck and my favorite shops in Tokyo. One pretzel day, we decided to get an extra pretzel for our lovely housemate Mm. She wasn’t there when we got home, so we left it on the dining table together with a short note in our best Japanese (concerning the Japanese language, our “best” is the average person’s “terrible”). We knew that, when it comes to pretzels, there’s no need for many words or small talk – Cat conversed with the pretzel shop owner using nothing but images! As expected, Mm understood the note. And the duck and I like to think that that day, the universal pretzel fan club gained a new member. 5/5 pretzels for a baked love most pure! ♥🥨🧡🥨♥

Strictly speaking, the picture doesn’t even show a snack the duck and I enjoyed at home (though there was a pretzel in our bedroom when I snapped this quick shot of Mm’s pretzel-to-be). This might be a new low in our series about foods we’ve eaten outside our home.
Well, that’s nothing a delicious pretzel won’t fix! 😀


“An afternoon in Kichijoji” is NOT the title of our video

This post concludes our little Kichijoji series that we started over a month ago but didn’t get to continue due to unforeseen circumstances (of laziness).
A few (ehehe) weeks ago, before we were even thinking about cherry blossoms, the duck and I spent an afternoon wandering around this pretty neighborhood, accompanied by my loyal camera and weak arms. Actually, this video is a contribution to the Wandering Bard – a wonderful project that I can highly recommend checking out!
Now, feast your eyes on our beautiful, characteristically shaky, camera work and your ears on those weird mumbles that I’m considering sparing you from in the future, at least in the next video or so (you’re welcome):

We hope you liked this most recent manifestation of our weirdness and are looking forward to welcoming you to our next moving picture (in the least glorious sense possible) in another three months or so, hahahahaha!

Your movie stars,

the duck and I


· ⋅ • Taiyaki · #Japanesestreetsnack #fishlessfish #lifeisbetterwiththisbatter #ankoandsweetpotatofilling #TBT

Okay. So, this post is not about spring (say what?), but it is related to that wonderful place that is also home to our new favorite cherry-blossom blog subject (Inokashira park):
About a month ago, while wandering through Kichijoji (), the duck and I were suddenly overcome by an immense craving for taiyaki, so this is what today’s throwback food post is about.


A few weeks ago, somewhere around Kichijoji’s Sunroad shopping arcade, the duck and I got ourselves a fresh bean-filled fish waffle (that’s how we see this wonderful Japanese street delicacy anyway). There were several fillings to choose from, so, because we did miss autumn in those rather cold winter days, we went for a sweet potato and red bean filling: a rather filling choice. In fact, we did have trouble finishing this starchy carb-filled mega snack – but it was the best kind of trouble we could have asked for! 5/5 Ducks because Japan just does awesome street food! ♥ ♡ ♥

Bonus tip: The Japanese are a rather cautious people. Because of that it’s very uncommon to see anyone eat and walk. That’s why the duck and I had this wonderful warm snack sitting down inside as to not, once again, be seen as those foreigners.
Also, we were freezing outside.