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Matcha Waffle “Nobu-Style”

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2017/07/31/a-quick-note-on-hazelnuts/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2019/11/25/morimoto-tofu-cheesecake/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2020/01/05/on-citrus-juice-acidity/ Recently I had acquired a mini waffle maker and then came across a picture at Nobu Manila of matcha waffles with pecans and yuzu whipped cream.  Why couldn’t I take a crack at making this breakfast item?   I could already make whipped cream based on […]

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On citrus juice acidity

So I thought it might be nice to have a quick at-a-glance reference of the citrus items I tend use when making cooking decisions; I will update as I come across more information over time – Citrus PH # Reference kumquat 3.95 https://science-investigation.weebly.com/the-research.html tangerine 3.9 https://science-investigation.weebly.com/the-research.html orange 3.41 https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/f793/ea0f76da5afa39cd2935e96176ece0b34434.pdf grapefruit 3 https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/f793/ea0f76da5afa39cd2935e96176ece0b34434.pdf sudachi 2.6-2.9 https://waimports.com/product/sudachi-juice-marugoto-shibori-750ml/ […]

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A note on agar products

While I was visiting my parent’s home, I wanted to make Morimoto’s Tofu Cheesecake for my family.  So I couldn’t find the agar product that I used when making the dessert here in Boston – So I went and bought the following at Mitsuwa, Edgewater (the old standby I used in making the Almond Tofu […]

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A note on Yaki Onigiri

Previously, on tastingenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/category/omakase-menus/kamakura-boston/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2019/10/19/planning-the-christmas-2019-menu/ On recent visit to Kamakura for dinner, our last course was Onigiri yaki ikura, kizame nori, wasabi dashi Since I was planning to on doing a version of this as my last savory course for 2019 Christmas meal, I needed to learn the technique for  crisping onigiri […]

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Considering mashed potatoes/puree de pommes de terre

I recently had the experience of helping out to cook a dinner serving 22+ diners for a charity shelter. The dish I chose to do with the volunteers was Gordon Ramsay’s Shepherds Pie. The difficult step in making this dish was turning 15 lbs of yukon gold potatoes into a mashed  potato topping. For years […]

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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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Planning The Christmas 2019 Menu

Sakizuke osetra shokupan toast points 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 Onigiri […]

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