Archive for category MingTsai At Home

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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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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Kung Pao

During the Qing Dynasty, Beijing’s finest kitchens were peopled with chefs from various parts of China. So, while this is a Sichuan recipe, it was developed in the home of a Mandarin noble, Ting Kung-Po. The chicken is stir-fried quickly, the mixed with crispy groundnuts (peanuts) and a spicy sauce for contrast.   –The Chinese Gourmet […]

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On the importance of bone stocks

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/veal-stock/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/recreating-a-matsuhisa-omakase-dish/ …You can’t have a good sauce if you start with a bad stock. Too many take stocks for granted…Every step of the way, you remove impurities. Everything follows from this.                                                       […]

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Christmas Omakase At Home 2017

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2017/06/20/nobu-wests-dublin-bay-prawnlangoustine-cocktail/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/a-weekend-supper-of-tomato-salad-and-roasted-cornish-game-hen/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/nobu-sea-bass-dashi-ponzu/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/ming-tsais-aromatic-pressure-cooked-shortribs-with-root-vegetables/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2013/01/01/muratas-fruit-jelly-dessert/ So as I had observed earlier, I had to take a more realistic view of what I could accomplish since I didn’t have a lot of lead time to prepare.   As expected, the nobashi ebi yaki ‘cocktail’, tomato ‘salad’ and roast […]

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A Yogurt Parfait Dessert

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/three-vinegar-syrup/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/jody-adams-fresh-fruit-with-balsamic-pepper-syrup/ So I was thinking of trying to a test run of a dessert which I was planning for the holiday meal.  As I had mentioned earlier, I thought a yogurt parfait  in champagne glasses might be the perfect way to end the meal.  Part of the idea […]

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