Monday, January 10

Some of us took my friend Dianne out tonight for her birthday to a Japanese restaurant. Got there first and I asked the waiter to surprise her later with some "little thing" he could carry out with a candle stuck in it. I knew she would not order a dessert, and had myself no idea what to order for a sweet in a Japanese restauarant. (Unsophisticated I know.) He brought out this adorable little arrangement of a dish of grayish green ice cream (with requisite candle) surrounded by little half moon dumplings that seemed to be stuffed with some icy, beany confection.
I am guessing that the ice cream was green tea flavored(?), but I have no idea what the little frozen dumplings were. All very mysterious and delicious!

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