Thursday, 19 January 2017 10:48

Latte Art?

Nearly there!

After 2 years of watching YouTube videos and the odd intense practice session this is the closest I've come to producing latte art!

What am I doing wrong????

Sunday, 11 December 2016 09:13

Christmas Flowers

A big thank you to Andy's Flowers of Wakamatsu-cho and Y-san for putting together this wonderful bunch of Christmas flowers. 

 They look so great that I cleared all the other clutter out of the window and just set these in the centre.

Sunday, 11 December 2016 08:48

Gift Bags

  We were asked by our friends at Shinjuku Kodomo Gekijo to provide some gift bags to the preformers at a recent event. This led to a further order of twenty such bags by a lady who saw the bags and thought they would make great presents for her circle of friends.

 So, we're now in the business of biscuit making.

 Available to order. Contents can be selected. The bag above contained a Gingerbread Man, oatmeal biscuits, three little pigs chocolate biscuits and a flapjack.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 12:00

パイヨウビ 12月/13日

Today is Pie day!

Today's pie is Cottage Pie. Limited availability, first come, first served! 

Saturday, 10 December 2016 17:17

Invasion of the Gingerbread Men

  We were busy last week fulfilling an order for gift packs of biscuits. I'd previously only made these gingerbread men as a kind of amusement when making our ever popular Ormskirk Gingerbread biscuits, and then only as one, or two, at a time. This time round we needed 25 of them!!!

 As mentioned they are made using the same dough as used in our Ormskirk (style) Gingerbread biscuits but I wouldn't call them Ormskirk Gingerbread Men as there's a Community Partnership Group with that name, doing great things for the people of Ormskirk back in the UK.


Tuesday, 22 November 2016 08:28


Today is Pie Day, or on a play on the Japanese for Tuesday we are calling it Pieyoubi (パイヨウビ)

Today's pie is that traditional classic cottage pie. But be quick as we only make a few and when they are gone they are gone. 

Wednesday, 09 November 2016 10:39

Apple Cake

Something for the autumn season?

Perfect for this time of year, Apple Cake. With chunks of caramelized apple and each cut topped with a slice of apple.

Thank you to our friends who bring us apples from their home towns in Nagano and Gunma prefectures.

Tuesday, 08 November 2016 14:56

Crispy Chicken Skins

Fed up of buying chicken with the skin on only to throw it away? Well with the minimum of effort you can turn that wasted skin into a tasty snack:


Chicken skins, oil for frying, salt.


Set a pan of water to boil

Spread the chicken skins flat on a chopping board and using a sharp knife cut into 5cm squares (or thereabouts)

Throw the cut skins into the now boiling water and boil for 10 minutes.

Drain well (as any excess moisture while frying will cause the oil to spit)

In a shallow fry pan add a little oil (I used olive oil) and heat up.

When the pan is hot throw in the drained chicken skins and cook until they have turned colour and become crispy (about 5 minutes)

Remove from the oil and place on a square of kitchen paper.

Sprinkle with a little salt...and enjoy!


Normally I don't like sharing our recipes, as they are our closely guarded trade secrets! But here's one recipe I'll gladly share as it's not on the menu but is something I often make in the kitchen for the staff and myself to enjoy.


Wednesday, 02 November 2016 11:10

Cheese Scones

 We've been busy in the Three Little Pigs kitchen baking these delicious cheese scones. So if your sweet tooth needs a rest, why not relax with a warm cheese scone and your favourite drink.

Cheese scones: 250 yen each, eat in or take out.

Monday, 17 October 2016 17:23

Happy Halloween

Our flower lady (Y-san) delivered this bouquet of autumnal colours, very Halloween. A big thank you to Y -san and Andy's Flowers of Wakamatsu-cho for keeping our window display fresh.

Just need to sort out englishpool's Halloween window tonight.


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