Japanese Purin Mix

I’m a woman who loves sweet desserts. But always buying them at supermarket or kombini becomes expensive with the time. So why don’t you make your pudding by yourself? For ¥ 155 I bought House’s Purin Mix (プリンミクス) and tried it today.

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Inside the box you have one pack of pudding powder and a pack of caramel sirup. You still need milk and water. For sure, the description is in Japanese. But here I give you a little translation.

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1. Heat up 200 ml of milk with small fire and then give the pudding mix into the warmed up milk. Milk should have a temperature around 70°C.
2. While the mix starts to dissolve add 100 ml of water. When everything has dissolved turn of the fire and put the pudding into small cups.
3. Put the cups into the fridge for at least one hour.
4. To make the caramel sirup you have to mix it with some water and then can add it to your pudding.
DONE! (^_^)v

purin mix 04As you see, it is very easy and I really like the taste. Instead of the caramel sirup I added some chocolate sirup.

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Time flies…

Hello everyone. I’m in Tokyo now for nearly one month. Time went by so quickly and I can’t believe that October is nearly over.

Unfortunately I’m not able to update my English blog often. Sorry. I’m busy writing the German one as often as possible. But at least I want to give a little summary now.

My first few days I spent with some other German girls. We met for the first time. I had some great first days. Then Japanese Language School started and my daily life became a little bit busy. However, Language School is fun and it feels like my Japanese improved. Unfortunately my one month course will be over next week…


My weekend mostly spent with my dear boyfriend. We went to fire works in Tsuchiura and Narita together, visited a Cat Cafe, went to a Japanese festival near my home and had a lovely time together. I’m so happy! This weekend we will go to Disneyland.



I also met some of my Japanese friends. I missed them so much and enjoy every time we can see eachother.

Next to typhoons, I now also experienced my first earthquake tonight. But don’t worry, everything is fine here.


Next weekend will be a busy one, too. I will go to two concerts (Anna Tsuchiya and AJISAI) and I’m also invited to the Reitaku Univerity Festival. I want to spend some days with my BF, too. Luckily, Monday will be a public holiday.


Manga – Made in Germany

After a lot of work yesterday my latest article for YokosoNews was released. I was able to do a little interview with the German manga artist Christina Plaka. Even if the interview was only via Facebook I was kind of nervous, because I’m fan of her for already 10 years, read all of her manga and really respect her. So working together with her for the article was a kind of strange but nice feeling. Luckily the other people of YokosoNews were ok with the article and it was published really quickly without many changes.

I would be happy if you would take a look on the interview ❀
Manga made in Germany ⇦


Finding an accommodation in Tokyo

If you plan to live in Japan for a longer time, you some day have to start searching a place to stay. There are a lot of possibilities, just as renting an own apartment, staying at a furnished apartment, hotels, share & guest houses, host families, …

I plan to stay in Tokyo for around 4 months and I know that I need to have my private space. A hotel would be to expensive for a long-time-stay and I think about looking for a host family at another time. So I decided to stay at a furnished apartment or a room in a share house. For sure, the prices in Tokyo are extremely high, but hey, Tokyo is one of the most expensive cities in the world!

At the end I decided to stay at room of Sakura House, which is kind of well-known. After looking through ALL accommodation offers I ended up with around 5 favorites. Only problem is that you can reserve the room only 3 weeks in advance. So you have to wait after finding your room and hope it is available at the determining moment.

I ended up with a room at Kitasenju where I have my own little kitchen place inside. Bath and shower are shared with housemates. I’ll have to pay 79,000 Yen for it per month.

searching Sakura House

For sure there are some other accommodation providers, too. You can take a look to Gaijin Pot ApartmentsBorderless HouseOak HouseTokyo Sharehouse and many more.

If you are looking for accommodations in Tokyo (and the rest of Japan) it’s best to start your search early and look through many offers. Keep in mind what you want and how much you can spent. At the end, you will never know if you made the right decision, but it’s always exciting trying something new in life, isn’t it?

Eating Ramen in Berlin

When I went to Berlin to get my Working Holiday Visa we visited a Japanese restaurant called Makoto. It’s a ramen restaurant, but it also has some other typical Japanese dishes. I went there with some German friends and two Japanese girls. The waitress was happy that she could speak some words in Japanese with us.

makoto01     We ate Karaage and Gyoza at the beginning. I really love to eat both of it.makoto03The ramen I ordered was really delicious. I got chicken ramen. As it is typical for me it’s hard to eat all the soup, but I really enjoyed it.makoto05

As dessert I had dorayaki. It was very delicious even if I was already full.makoto06At the end I was surprised that it wasn’t as expensive as I expected it to be. I really enjoyed our lunch at the Makoto in Berlin and look forward to go there again someday.makoto04

Let’s start ☆

Hello everyone! ★
I am writing a blog about Japan for a while now, but this blog is in German language only. I also don’t want to change this, because some friends & family members only speak German and no English.
However, I’ve got many friends who don’t speak German or just a little bit. I don’t want them to be separated from the stuff I like to write about and so I now decided to start a new blog in English. For sure, this won’t be as detailed as my German blog.

I hope I also can reach some other people outside my circle of friends and give some interesting information and stories to you o(^___^)v

Yoko Lost in Japan (German Blog)  ❀❀❀  Lost in Japan (Facebook page)