“Hundred Delicacies of Tofu” Project (3) 

This is the third dish from the book! Tofu with Kanten(a kind of agar).  There is no detailed recipe of the book but I tried with 175g Tofu (mashed and put them in the glass ware) and 10g dried kanten(not powder) soaked in 500cc water and boiled  until it’s melt. Then pour on the tofu…

Deep-fried Fish Cake, Gansu

Made open sandwiches using deep fried fish cake (surimi) called Gansu in the Seto Inland Sea region. I heard it’s a traditional and regional meal there. The lemon is from Osaki Kamijima Island and pickled in rice vinegar and sugar. It adds refreshing flavor for deep fried food.

Tempura (again!) 

I had lovely tempura lunch ! Good  Tempura is really difficult to cook perfectly. Flour thickness, temperature of the oil etc etc… When I talked with the tempura chef, he said “tempura is not a deep-fried dish(it is a deep fried as cooking technique itself) but it’s a steamed dish actually” . I didn’t understand…

“Hundred Delicacies of Tofu” Project (2)

The second dish of this project(*) is “Ozasa Tofu”. Drain the Tofu and fried both side. Then boil dashi, shoyu and mirin in the pot for a while. Tear the tofu in four or five pieces by hand and put them in the pot. Boil until Tofu will absorb the flavor (at least five minutes)…

Lemon Vinegar

Made lemon vinegar using no-wax lemon, sugar and rice vinegar. Slice lemon and put them in the glass jar with sugar/vinegar together. Heat the jar in the microwave for 60-90 seconds and then cool down for a while.  Keep it in the fridge and enjoy. I am thinking to use it for refreshing drinks and…

Hundred Delicacies of Tofu. (1) 

I found a book called “Hundred Delicacies of Tofu” 豆腐百珍 which was originally published in 1782 in Japan. The book introduces various ways of tofu dish and it became very popular among people then. Since tofu is one of my fav Japanese ingredients… I decided to try the recipe one by one from the book…

Taste of Winter, Oyster! 

Cooked deep fried oyster. Online-ordered local fresh oyster from Akitsu town in Hiroshima, west Japan (known as the town of Sake masters) . Very milky and was good with sake and white wine! 

Traditional Dish for Chinese New Year, Yu Sheng (Singapore)

Happy Chinese New Year! I tried to make this Singapore style traditional dish for Chinese New Year using Japanese ingredients this year.  Used fresh local Red Sea Bream and Japanese Flounder sashimi  even though many Singaporean use salmon.  Also cut Radish, carrot and cucumber very finely then add crushed peanut, sesame seed, black pepper, five…

Time for English Tea! 

Enjoyed this plate at Fortnum & Mason Tea Salon! (But in Japan 😬) Remembered their lovely ambience and stylish facade in UK 🇬🇧 

Ramen Noodle Shop in the isolated island, Osaki Kamijima Island

Visited the small isolated island called Osaki Kamijima and enjoyed ramen noodle . Really good for cold and windy day ! Probably it was my best shoyu based soup ramen ever. The pork was very tender and almost melt in my mouth.  The place with  60 yrs  and 3rd generation’s history was recommended by the…

Octopus Pizza

Enjoyed Boiled Octopus Sashimi but couldn’t finished it. So I cut and mix with spring onion, flour, dashi stock, water and fried ! It’s something like simple takoyaki which is famous in Osaka as street food… but mine is flat so I enjoyed as pizza! I guess you can mix anything … corn, sausage, bacon,…