Posts Tagged dessert

Nobu Soy Caramel Banana Dessert

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/kikunois-komochi-ayusabasawara-with-sweetened-walnuts/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2017/07/31/a-quick-note-on-hazelnuts/ So I wanted to do something for dessert this past weekend and my wife brought up the concept of bananas foster.  That got me thinking about requests on the web for Nobu’s Soy Caramel Bananas.  I found the online recipe at:  https://www.marthastewart.com/316455/chestnuts-in-soy-caramel which specified: 4 cups tightly […]

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Ingredient Alert: Mochi Rice Flour – Domyojiko And Shiratamako

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/domyojiko-mochi-with-red-bean-filling/ Ebisuya in Medford, MA  is now carrying both Domyojiko AND Shiratamako. I’ve discussed domyojiko before in making a dessert from Iron Chef Morimoto.  I started getting interested in the Shiratamako after seeing the Kurogi v Michiba yellowtail battle during the 2018 holidays where Iron Chef Michiba made a shiratamako/egg […]

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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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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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Learning How To Make Harumaki

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com- * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/matsuhisa-la/ In the continuing thread of planning for holiday dinners, I needed to consider what to do for dessert.  Looking over my list of the omakase meals at Matsuhisa, LA – I came across: (Omakase, 28 Dec 2007)  banana chocolate harumaki with vanilla ice cream, creme anglaise/chocolate swirl sauce.  But I’d […]

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Reproducing Iron Chef Morimoto’s Natto Dessert

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/domyojiko-mochi-with-red-bean-filling …many years ago, my friend John and I had dinner over at the old Ginza in Brookline, MA (now the site of Gyu-Kaku Boston).   During that dinner, my friend John  made an order for (…drumroll…) NATTO.  Unfortunately the natto, at that time, didn’t go over with him…(fast forward to […]

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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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