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Blue Ginger Lychee Cranberry Salsa

Sigh. So I had to go back the the drawing boards after trying out one of my dessert ideas with some family relatives. It turns out one of them has a ‘texture’ thing and didn’t like the Matsuhisa/Nobu Banana Chocolate Harumaki.  “The cooked banana was too soft for my tastes”.  So after doing more research, […]

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Garlic Ginger Sweet Potato Soup From Simply Ming

So my wife surprised me by getting two 15 ounce cans of sweet potato puree from Whole Foods, Newtonville and asked if I could make soup with dinner!  She really wanted sweet potato soup.  Fortunately, I remembered the sweet potato soup that I’d had a Ming Tsai’s Blue Ginger several months back and realized I […]

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Shabu Shabu

When I was growing up, my folks would occasionally have sukiyaki and shabu shabu at home.  With the bad weather this past weekend, my wife suggested it might be nice if we did a shabu shabu for dinner.  This is what she had in mind: But a shabu shabu isn’t complete without dipping sauces.  I […]

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Oil Poached Mackerel ‘Confit’, Morimoto Style

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/rock-shrimp-miso-risotto-from-simply-ming/ I recently re-saw an old Iron Chef America episode between Morimoto and Wadi featuing mackerel. I got intrigued by the mackerel confit on ‘mackerel flavor’ risotto.  It’s interesting to note that Iron Chef Morimoto did a similar dish as an omakase offering using salmon at his New York restaurant. […]

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Rock Shrimp Miso Risotto From Simply Ming

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/miso-soup * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/lemongrass-scampi-with-pappardellemafaldine …I call for rock shrimp often in my cooking. Firm in texture and with a delicious lobster-like flavor, these…are caught in Florida and…shipped nationwide. –Blue Ginger: East Meets West Cooking With Ming Tsai (p. 8) …where’s the risotto?!?!? –Hell’s Kitchen s5.e7 (Gordon Ramsay) Finally, the Rock Shrimp […]

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Moro Miso Yakitori, Nobu Melbourne Style

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/roasted-miso-citrus-chicken-thighs-ming-tsai-style/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/03/30/nobu-chilean-seabass-with-jalapeno-moro-miso/ As much as I linked Chef Tsai’s Miso Citrus Marinated Chicken, I wanted something a bit more savory and less sweet.  Nobu Melbourne has had an intriguing item  at: http://www.noburestaurants.com/melbourne/menus/dinner/hot-dishes/#.U6Tri7HDVKY which  listed a menu item: Whole Poussin with Moro Miso.  A picture of the dish can be […]

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Yet Another Sample Weekly Menu

So here’s another sample menu of what my wife and I planned/prepared for the week of 25 May 2014! Su Red braised pork belly garlic sautee of shanghai greens and himejitake (‘princess mushroom’) garlic sautee of yu tsai Mo SRF Kobe ribeye Shallot Rhone Reduction, Baked Potato, Roasted Carrots,  Roasted Button Mushroom, Blanched  Broccolini Tu […]

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