Posts Tagged dessert

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-Kaka 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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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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