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No Bake Cheesecake: Mechanics

Not being gifted in making desserts, I’d been meditating on how I would approach making Iron Chef Morimoto’s ‘Tofu’ Cheesecake (The New Art Of Japanese Cooking, p.236-238).  I was first intrigued by that dish from the Iron Chef Tofu [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp8ImnpXobY at time index 30:46 ] and Iron Chef America Tofu battles.  While I did […]

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World Of Nobu: Salmon Hummus, Nobu Mexico City

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/07/05/steamed-lobster-with-nobu-sauces/ In looking for a new recipe to try I came across: Salmon Hummus in World Of Nobu (p. 300-301).  In reading through the recipe, I realized I would be making hummus on my own for the first time, So the hummus ingredient list from the recipe  combined with the […]

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Ming Tsai’s Blue Dragon Buttermilk Tempura Chicken

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2019/10/20/ming-tsais-asian-slaw/ A while back, my wife and I had the opportunity to have dinner at Chef Ming Tsai’s gastropub in the Fort Point Channel district in Boston.  Who doesn’t have memories of having deep fried chicken growing up?  So my wife and I ordered the  Buttermilk Tempura Chicken platter to […]

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Ming Tsai’s Asian Slaw

As I was thinking about possibly making Blue Dragon’s Buttermilk Tempura Chicken at home, I immediately wondered what side I wanted to go along with it.   One of the classic items is cole slaw, so I found: https://www.golfdigest.com/story/chef-ming-tsai-offers-his-take-on-two-masters-traditions that contained Chef Tsai’s recipe for his version of slaw.  A microbatch of the slaw would turn […]

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Planning The Christmas 2019 Menu

Sakizuke ikura dashijiru wasabi Hassun Nobu Tomato Umami Matsuhisa Dressing, katsuobushi Mukozuke tako spicy ponzu Takiawase Michiba Buri Curry Nimono daikon, ohitashi Agemono Blue Dragon Buttermilk Tempura Chicken Asian ‘Slaw’ Futamono Shoyu Dashi Lobster, Fishcake Yakimono Lamb Tokyo Negi, Michiba Sansho Miso Suzakana Field Greens Morimoto yuzu dressing Shiizakana Chawanmushi unagi kabayaki Gohan Nobu Truffled […]

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Kamakura, Boston

Sakizuke Smoked Salmon ‘Salad’ greens, oshinko, arare, bell pepper brunoise, onion dressing, sesame soy creme dressing Mukozuke Sashimi branzino konbujime, chive, fried okra, dill oyster nanbanzuke, dashi gelee, caviar, bell pepper brunoise yamamomo Shun-yasai Mushroom sautee daikon microgreens, soy creme leek puree, apple cider tare Sushi-Hassun Rhode Island Maguro shoyu zuke isaki shoyu zuke kanpachi […]

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Nobu West Dashimaki/Tamagoyaki Unagi/White Truffle Egg Roll – Technical Notes

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2019/09/28/boiled-anago-sawara-nobu-style/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/omakase-at-home-thanksgiving-style/ Last weekend, when I was trying to use some of the leftover sawara that I prepared like anago for a breakfast, I decided to repurpose it using the Freshwater Eel And White Truffle Egg ‘Roll’ recipe in Nobu West (p. 200-201).  Reading through the recipe, I thought […]

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