Posts Tagged agar

Agar ‘Jell-O’

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/yuzu-gelatin-aka-yuzu-no-neri/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2020/03/23/dashi-gelee/ As I mentioned during the dashi gelee write up, I thought I was now ready to try to make a fruit Jell-O swapping out the gelatin for agar. Because of the acidic constraint on agar as mentioned here: ( https://wholefoodcooking.com.au/2011/09/the-many-roles-of-agar/ ) I thought I would use double […]

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Dashi Gelee

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/morimoto-nyc-3/ One of the things my niece really loved at her very first omakase dinner at Morimoto NYC was: Bonito/Katsuo tataki shaved smoked katsuobushi, black truffle, smoked katsuobushi dashi agar gelee, wakame that was handed to us by Omae-san. She’s been after me to make that dish.  One of the […]

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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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Iron Chef Chen’s Pomegranate Jelly (vegan version)

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/iron-chef-chens-almond-pudding-vegan-version So based on my experience with making Iron Chef Chen’s Almond Tofu, I thought I’d take a stab at his Pomegranate Jelly dessert. The recipe for the Pomegranate Jelly can be found in Iron Chef Chen’s Knockout Chinese (p. 101). The original recipe calls for – 4/5 c 200ml […]

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Murata’s Fruit Jelly Dessert

Happy new year! When I’d  gotten Yoshihiro Murata’s Kikunoi: The Exquisite Cuisine Of Kyoto’s Kikunoi Restaurant, I think the first recipe I wanted to try from the book was Murata-san’s Fruit Jelly.  It just seemed to be such a festive holiday dessert.  Murata’s Fruit Jelly can be found online at: http://books.google.com/books?id=8clwyPUpULQC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA186#v=onepage&q&f=false Note: http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/shopdeco/item/802292/ describes a […]

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Yuzu Gelatin (aka Yuzu no Neri)

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/iron-chef-chens-almond-pudding-vegan-version/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/03/29/yuzu-soup-dessert-from-nobu-now/ While my wife and I were visiting my parents, I contemplated how I would approach Murata-san’s Fruit Jelly dessert (Kaiseki: The Exquisite Cuisine Of Kyoto’s Kikunoi Restaurant, p.186). After having done Iron Chef Chen’s almond pudding/tofu, I thought I’d try a dessert from Hiroko Shimbo’s The Japanese […]

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Iron Chef Chen’s Almond Pudding (vegan version)

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/substituting_agar_for_gelatin/ So as I wrote earlier, I’ve been wanting to get back to making the classical almond tofu dessert after having mixed results over the years.   Thank you, Iron Chef Chen for sharing your version of the recipe – since I’ve tried a bunch of your recipes from your cookbook, […]

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