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Planning The Holiday Menu

Thanksgiving Dinner Appetizers * Edamame, truffle salt * ikura dashi jiru * yellow grape tomato ceviche * grilled japanese eggplant, moromi miso, orange zest Roasted Shiitake, New Style Sashimi     garlic, shredded ginger, chives, yuzu soy, new style oil Field Greens     Matsuhisa Dressing Seared Toro     Garlic Soy Pan Roasted Duck Breast     New […]

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Thought Of The Day

…my cooking is most about giving my customers little surprises  that will lead them to make discoveries about their own latent tastes…    -Nobu: The Cookbook (p. 10) It seems to me that a perfectly pan fried/cooked medium rare boneless short rib suggests the bite/texture of perfectly cooked wagyu.

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Ingredient Alert: Tilefish (Amadai)

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/04/29/morimoto%E2%80%99s-sweetfish-and-rice-red-snapper-and-rice-two/ …Third, I included at least one dish that a layman could prepare. I wanted the viewers to think, “I can prepare that too.“…  -Iron Chef Rokusaburo Michiba I recently got inspired to cook tilefish and wanted to make tilefish rice (like the one prepared by Iron Chef Michiba [less […]

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The Masago Arare has arrived!

Thank you to Nobu Okamoto@Azuma Food International in NJ for helping to get this product to me via Ebisuya in Somerville, MA! So, for what applications would I use this product? I can think of Ocha Zuke and Iron Chef Morimoto’s Tartare for starters!

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Salmon En Croute, Yuzu Dill Sauce

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/individual-beef-wellingtons Ingredients do not recognize national boundaries -Iron Chef Michiba …After dinner at one of Morimoto’s restaurants, diners often say to him, ‘We love what we’ve eaten, but it was not Japanese food.’ His response, ‘Why isn’t it Japanese, and why must it be?’  –Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking […]

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Another Sample Menu Again

So here’s another sample menu of what my wife and I planned/prepared for the week of 12 Oct 2014! Sun Steak, Iron Chef Chen Style Worcestershire Sake Soy Onions Mo Poached Halibut, Le Bernadin Style Maitake, Asparagus tips, Lemon Miso Broth Tu Roasted Shishito Peppers Maldon Salt Nobu HK Rock Shrimp Cubanelles, Spring Onion, Tamari […]

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Trying To Recreate A Top Chef Dish From Chef Ripert

Near the end of Top Chef Season 5, I was intrigued by a featured dish in the Le Bernadin episode. The item was mahi mahi with lemon miso broth.  This dish apparently has had various incarnations at the restaurant based on a survey of some web pages. Some incarnations have used turbot, lobster, and grouper.  […]

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