This post is a continuation of English translations of Fuguriya (@fuguriya1) tweets by Ralen from July 2016.
Tanabata: May yuri spread throughout the world～ #SonoHana
The photos in the above tweet notably lack the acrylic stand of Hazuki and Manami. Tanaka Lili (@tanakalili), voice of Hazuki, took exception to this.
There’s no HazuMana… Is it because they don’t have many fans…?
Stay strong, HazuMana… ・゜・(ノД`)・゜・ Don’t give in, HazuMana! ・゜・(ノД`)・゜・
Sorry… Don’t read too much into it, they just fell when the picture was being taken (¯―¯٥)
Here’s a recipe for that demi-glace sauce in a can～♡
It seems to elevate cheap croquettes by several levels.
Mai: Hey, Reo, if you had some freshly fried croquettes right now… what would you put on them?
Reo: There you go again out of nowhere… Well, whatever. I’d put sauce on them, obviously.
Mai: Well, lately I’ve really gotten into frying croquettes～ But I got sick of always using the same sauce…
Reo: You should really stop going on and on about the same stuff all the time, Mai… Well, what about mayonnaise?
Mai: Mayonnaise… That’s not bad either… But personally, I’d recommend demi-glace sauce♡ It just seems to elevate it somehow.
Reo: Demi-glace sauce? That just makes me think of salisbury steak, though…
Mai: Well, I thought, where’s the creativity in just using it on salisbury steak? So I tried an experiment… And I have to say, this is pretty good too♡
Reo: You know, Mai… there was a time when all you ever made was salisbury steak…
Mai: For 2-3 croquettes, put about 100 grams of demi-glace sauce on a plate, mixed with 1 tbsp of salad oil and 1 tsp of grated garlic… then cook it in the microwave, and it’s ready♡
Reo: You add oil? And you really like garlic, don’t you…
Mai: Add about 15-50 ml of water to thin it out to your liking. Croquettes served with demi-glace are Mai-san’s latest pick♡
Reo: Hnnh… How can it sound so fattening, but so good at the same time…
Mai (monotone): Er, according to my dad.
Reo: …That’s not true!
Mai: Oh? Sake, Takako-sensei♡?
Takako: Oh, Mai-san… Yes, I got it from a fellow teacher… I don’t handle Japanese sake very well, though…
Mai: Ahh… A lot of Japanese sakes do miss the mark… It also doesn’t go very well with western cooking.
Takako: But it was a gift… I wonder if I should just drink it anyway.
Mai: You can cut it with lemon tea. Or milk tea, or something♡ It’s really drinkable if you put some ice in a glass and mix it about half and half.
Takako: S-Sake and lemon tea? I’m not sure I could imagine how that would taste…
Mai: If you have iffy shochu or sake and mix it with lemon tea, it suddenly becomes really drinkable, so I totally recommend it～♡
Takako: I-I see… I learned something new. You seem to know an awful lot about sake, though…
Mai (monotone): Er, according to my dad.
Reo: …Liar! You’re always hey what’re you doing cut itasdffsda
Mai: By the way, Takako-sensei, you know those bags of buttered peanuts they sell?
Takako: Mai-san… Your mind jumps around, doesn’t it… Yes, I see them at the grocery store all the time.
Mai: But if you look at the ingredients, it lists ‘vegetable oil.’ They don’t use butter at all!
Takako: Well… You know, they do the same thing with those buttered potatoes you get at the fair. They actually use margarine… But what can you do…?
Mai: Well… I tried melting a small pat of butter (about 5g) in the microwave, then tossed some peanuts in it and sprinkled them with salt… It was crazy good♡
Takako: M-Mai-san… don’t butter and salt run counter to typical Japanese tastes? Of course they’re delicious, but…
Mai: They go really well with herb-seasoned salt too, and the texture is great… It’s the perfect snack to go with the sake. I totally recommend it~♡
Takako: I… think I’ll get some peanuts on the way home today… Wait, why do you know so much about sake, again…?
Mai: Er, according to my dad?
Reo: …Why’d you phrase it as a question?!
Mai: But you know, there are a lot of people who say they aren’t fond of sake, not because they don’t like the taste, but because they can’t hold their liquor.
Takako: Oh? Yes… There are a lot of times where I’ll have a headache the the next day… I wonder if it’s because the alcohol content is so high.
Mai: Takako-sensei, how do you drink your sake? Do you drink it cold over ice?
Takako: Yes… When I’m out drinking with friends or something. It just pairs so well with Japanese food, and really hits the spot…
Mai: Ahh… When the sake is lower than your body temperature, it keeps you from getting drunk right away. Once it warms up inside your body, the alcohol is finally absorbed.
Takako: Really? So then… all those times I’ve felt nauseous… Could it be I was just drinking too much…?
Mai: Yes. So… I recommend drinking your sake more leisurely, so you can enjoy the change in fragrance～♡
Takako: I-I see… I’ve learned something again… Wait, why does it sound like you’re speaking from personal experience…?