Quick note on cherry juice and Agar ‘Jell-O’

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2020/03/25/agar-jell-o/ My wife wanted me to make a cherry agar ‘Jell-O’ as a weekend dinner dessert.  I was concerned about the juice she wanted me to use the Stanton Orchards juice to make the dessert.  A quick check told me that the Montmorency cherries had a PH value of 3.28 […]

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Ferculis in tempore virus (Menu in time of virus)

Su Pan roasted Boneless Shortrib Nobu Soba ‘Risotto’, brussel sprouts, Nobu Balsamic Teriyaki Mo Soy Braised Chicken Drumsticks Morimoto Congee, Peapod leaves Tu Nobu Jalapeno Moromiso Chilean Seabass Paper thin cucumbers, Sauteed Asian Cabbage We Morimoto Snapper Rice Garlic Sauteed Spinach, Garlic Sauteed Bell Pepper ‘batons’ Th Roast Chicken Leg ‘Ballotine’ Sauteed Arugula, Demiglace Fr […]

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Agar ‘Jell-O’

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/yuzu-gelatin-aka-yuzu-no-neri/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2020/03/23/dashi-gelee/ As I mentioned during the dashi gelee write up, I thought I was now ready to try to make a fruit Jell-O swapping out the gelatin for agar. Because of the acidic constraint on agar as mentioned here: ( https://wholefoodcooking.com.au/2011/09/the-many-roles-of-agar/ ) I thought I would use double […]

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Dashi Gelee

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/morimoto-nyc-3/ One of the things my niece really loved at her very first omakase dinner at Morimoto NYC was: Bonito/Katsuo tataki shaved smoked katsuobushi, black truffle, smoked katsuobushi dashi agar gelee, wakame that was handed to us by Omae-san. She’s been after me to make that dish.  One of the […]

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Morimoto NYC: Scallop Aegoromo, Asparagus, Black Truffle

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/morimoto-nyc-3/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2018/02/19/a-note-on-salt-and-soy-sauce-salinity-equivalence/ This is going to be a very difficult entry to write. Based on the omakase dinner I had at Morimoto NYC 28 Dec 2019, I was thinking about trying to reproduce two dishes at my niece’s request. With just a couple of exceptions, I’ve had a yearly […]

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School Vacation Week Menu

Su Nobu Mushroom Salad Pan roasted mushroom, field greens, spicy lemon dressing Nobu Tokyo Scallop Cabbage Steak, ikura, soy milk ‘soup’ Chilean Seabass Shaved red onion, Nobu jalapeno dressing Mo Grandmother’s Chicken Curry And Rice Tu Nobu DC Snapper Pan roasted shiitake, cherry tomatoes, olive oil ponzu vinaigrette We Ripert Steamed Cod Garlic sauteed pea […]

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World Of Nobu: Scallop And Cabbage Steak With Soy Milk Soup, Nobu Tokyo

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2010/11/06/on-salting-2/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/12/27/nobu-style-appetizers-2/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2019/11/25/morimoto-tofu-cheesecake/ After a busy few weeks, my wife was asking if I had any new dishes in mind and I considered the World Of Nobu Scallop/Cabbage Steak With Soy Milk Soup, (p . 148,149).   I’d made both seared scallop dishes the Nobu Cabbage ‘Steak’ before (by the […]

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