After creating a low fat version of my peanut butter mug cake, I attempted to do it again with the strawberry mug cake.

I played around with a few versions before finding one that worked. I don’t think this low fat version worked as smoothly as the transition from regular peanut butter mug cake to low fat peanut butter mug cake. You can tell it’s a low fat version of the original and the cake texture does suffer some of its fluffiness, but it does work if you are looking for a healthier treat.


A request was made for Japanese ramen, so we decided to visit Hinotez after reading posts by A Radiused Corner and mmm-yoso.

This small Japanese restaurant offers curry, ramen, sushi rolls, among other things. It’s actually owned by Yakyudori Ramen & Yakitori.

Here’s a picture of the breakfast menu which I would like to come back and try.

We started out with some Takoyaki. These weren’t my favorite version of takoyaki but tasted like the ones from Yakyudori Ramen & Yakitori.

Since Hinotez recently started offering yakitori, we decided to order a few items.

Beef tongue and chicken gizzards

I thought the beef tongue was cut too thick and the meat was tough. The chicken gizzards were also too salty and the texture was a little off. Both selections were pretty disappointing.

Aren’t these adorable? They look like mini hamburgers but they are actually steamed biscuits  with sausage patties and cheddar cheese sandwiched in the middle, making them breakfast biscuit sandwiches.

I actually got the idea from a post I saw where someone made burgers with an Asian twist by using chinese steamed buns as the burger buns. Unfortunately, I can’t find the post anymore. I did a search but haven’t been able to find it.

Anyhow, I liked the idea. And then I thought about making a breakfast sandwich. Instead of traditional Chinese steamed buns, I used Pillsbury biscuit dough because I learned a while ago that when they are steamed, they taste remarkably like steamed buns, but more buttery.