Archive for December, 2012

Kikunoi’s Komochi Ayu/Saba/Sawara With Sweetened Walnuts

A few years ago, I’d gotten a copy of Yoshihiro Murata’s Kikunoi: The Exquisite Cuisine Of Kyoto’s Kikunoi Restaurant.  I wish I’d known about the restaurant when I visited Kyoto back in 1988. Not knowing when I’d get the chance to revisit Japan, I thought I’d try to do a few dishes from his book while […]

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Piri Piri Soy Sauce Revisited

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/inspired-by-a-morimoto-omakase-dish/ So, my wife and I had an omakase dinner at Morimoto, NYC on 22 Dec 2012.  During the dinner, I had the privilege to chat with (Ariki) Omae-san.  During the conversation, Omae-san graciously took time to answer a question about the omakase dinner he cooked for me a year […]

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Q: What to do with leftover mashed potatoes? A: Morimoto Mashed Potato Soup!

So, I’d gone out to eat the other day; by the end of the meal, I discovered I really hadn’t gotten around to my side of  mashed potatoes because I’d had a bit too much bread (“Don’t fill up on bread!“) during the meal.  So what to do with the leftover mashed potatoes I’d brought […]

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Morimoto’s Loco Moto At Home

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/morimoto-hayashi-stew-fast-version/ Boston. Dec 1st. It started snowing. So while trying to  think warm thoughts, Waikiki came to mind. And then I thought – “Loco-Moto: Iron Chef Morimoto’s Hayashi Stew with a fried egg on top…”.  A picture of the dish can be found here: and here’s what I made: So […]

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Grilled Squid And Zucchini

So after the event of Thansgiving, I thought a nice light dinner was in order.  While flipping through Nobu Now, I came across a recipe for grilled koyari squid and zucchini (p. 177).  Unfortunately, it turned out that  I was unable locate any squid that hadn’t had their skins removed.  However HMart, Fort Lee did […]

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Yuzu Gelatin (aka Yuzu no Neri)

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/iron-chef-chens-almond-pudding-vegan-version/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/03/29/yuzu-soup-dessert-from-nobu-now/ While my wife and I were visiting my parents, I contemplated how I would approach Murata-san’s Fruit Jelly dessert (Kaiseki: The Exquisite Cuisine Of Kyoto’s Kikunoi Restaurant, p.186). After having done Iron Chef Chen’s almond pudding/tofu, I thought I’d try a dessert from Hiroko Shimbo’s The Japanese […]

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Omakase At Home, Thanksgiving-style

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/engagement-anniversary-omakase-at-home-2012/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/nobus-daikon-fauxfoie-gras-revisited/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/roasted-duck-breast-and-succotash-salsa/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/01/01/on-suimono/ So thanksgiving this year was going to be a joint effort from my wife and I. The menu we had in mind was: Nobu Tamago with Smoked Salmon Roasted Shiitake New Style Sashimi ginger spears, chives, yuzu soy, new style oil Nobu Daikon Faux […]

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