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A quick note on tosazu

…cooking is most about giving my customers little surprises that will lead them to make discovery about their own latent tastes.                                                                     -Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu: The Cookbook, p. 10 So my wife and I were discussing what to make for tonight’s dinner and she suggested hamachi with a thought to hamachi kama.  However, the notion of […]

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A first day of autumn dinner menu

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/reproducing-nobu-intercontinental-hong-kongs-sweet-corn-and-scallop-salad/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2013/02/09/the-reproduction-is-left-as-an-exercise-for-the-reader-trying-to-make-nobus-soy-salt/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/brussel-sprouts-arctic-char-nobu-style-revisited/ So my wife asked if I could do a cod dinner for the first day of autumn.  Thinking about the dinner, I came across a picture at Nobu Tokyo via Tripadvisor that showed a dish of cod, brussel sprouts and soy salt.  And that made me […]

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Nobu Rosemary Miso

So I came across this the other day: https://www.dmagazine.com/food-drink/2010/12/if-you-cant-get-to-nobu-try-chef-rasos-lamb-recipe-at-home/ I was intrigued to try this over Labor Day weekend since I’d seen this on the Nobu menus (and associated with lamb and prime rib [Nobu Manila]) for the last several years.  But looking at the rosemary miso recipe seemed rather unwieldy for a home cook […]

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Nobu Toro And Wasabi Pepper Sauce

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2010/12/13/toban-yaki-nobu-style/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/wasabi-pepper-sauce/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/on-cooking-otorotoro/ ..My toro steak…is equally delightful with my versatile Wasabi Pepper Sauce…especially when served with plain short grained rice. – Nobu: The Cookbook, p 96 It’s a little bit funny about the toro dishes I’ve made over the last several years and not having tried the […]

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On Dobinmushi

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/01/01/on-suimono/ It occurred to me that dobinmushi is about how you make the soup for the dish. It was clear to me that after examining Matsuhisa-sama’s Nobu Now (p 94), Iron Chef Morimoto’s The New Art Of Japanese Cooking (p. 89) and Nishino-san’s Autumn Omakase (p. 28-32) that the template […]

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Thinking about watercress

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/watercress-appetizer-soup/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/lobster-and-nobu-watercress-dressing/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/ron-siegels-salmon-on-shrimp-ravioli-watercress-puree-and-espelette-oil/ I recently caught an on-demand viewing of Iron Chef Gauntlet.  In the cook-off portion of the episode, one of the items presented was spanish mackerel with parsley/tarragon puree.  This made me run to my copy of The Flavor Bible.  Upon inspection, parsley wasn’t the only […]

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Nobu Style Oven Roasted Portobello/Shiitake/Himematsutake

So for this past Tuesday, my wife and I were trying to come up with a quick simple dinner. We settled on flaked salmon fried rice with spinach and corn.  Yet, there was something lacking.  After some thought, we scoured Nobu’s Vegetarian Cookbook and decided on his Oven-Roasted Portobello With Wasabi Salsa (p. 84).  Unfortunately, […]

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