Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Pakus, also a delicious treat


These puppets are the mascots of a bakery that sells Paku-shaped pastries! E, always a thoughtful researcher, was able to sample and analyze this delightful manifestation of Paku-ness. We await her tasting notes...

4 comments:

'Howard Baik' said...

I must say, this is a very strange looking panda. I know -- because I've seen an actual panda at the Washington National Zoo, and this looks nothing like it.

What is going on with his skin -- too much sun? Dermatitis? Eczema? And that smile is just so . . . creepy. God knows I love pandas, but I have to say that this is one image, kind of like the Nick Berg execution video, so horrifying that I believe it will haunt me to the very end of my waking days.

KT said...

I am unable to understand the strange Japanese dating system we have adopted here. By that I mean the system of writing dates, not that system of obtaining dates. I know nothing about Japanese matchmaking.

C said...

i concur, kt, but i also like this system. it makes me feel closer to our pakus, even though we don't have them yet. i also feel that after a time, we will come to not only understand it, but adapt it as our own.

E said...

This is basically an ├ęclair in the shape of a panda head. At the time of purchase, one can choose between chocolate and custard filling (chocolate version depicted here). Both are good but I preferred the custard. A tube is placed in the panda-eclair shell's mouth and the filling is dispensed. The ears and eyes are chocolate wafer cookies.