After a colleague told me about this fantastic Hokkaido butter, I went straight to Isetan to get some.
Right after I got home, I made some toast and slathered the butter all over the bread.
Oooh, creamy, sweet and so delightful.
That evening, I sauteed some king oyster, shiitake and portobello mushrooms in the butter, together with some chopped garlic.
I tossed the lot in some fresh tagliatelle and sprinkled lots of chopped parsley on it for a simple and very satisfying dinner.
The next morning, I made scrambled eggs with the butter and a tiny dollop of creme fraiche.
I've got half a block of butter left, and have a lot of other ideas for using it up.
Why, oh why, didn't I buy more?
Rihga Royal Hotel butter, $10.90 for a 200g block, from Isetan supermaket, Shaw House, tel: 6733-1111. Opening hours: 10am to 9.30pm daily.