Posts Tagged nobu

Making nigiri: an appreciation

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/scaling-shari-sushi-rice-for-nigiri/ It’s been a crazy August, what with moving into new quarters (packing, moving, unpacking) and also looking for new employment at the same time. So during the course of my food adventures, I’ve learned how to make sushi vinegar, how much of it to use with rice that keeps […]

, , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

Stretched ‘Grilled’ Shrimp (nobashi ebi yaki)

I’d been wondering for a long time about how shrimp is stretched for tempura, but in particular for grilling as done for the Nobu recipes. Tsuji discusses the topic on p.237,238 of Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art about making a series of horizontal cuts across the shrimp belly and then tapping the back with the back […]

, , ,

Leave a comment

Nobu ‘Toro Rossa’ Sauce

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/01/01/nobu-style-saikyo-miso/ This weekend, my wife suggested we do at-home-korean-bbq with an eye to the fact that the restaurants in the area were going to be crowded due to the Easter occasion and the 2017 Boston Marathon.  While I knew korean bbq used ssamjang and salted sesame oil dipping sauces, I […]

, , , , , ,

Leave a comment

Nobu Scampi/Langoustine With Spicy Lemon Garlic Sauce

I’d been dreaming about making this dish for years since I’d gotten Nobu: The Cookbook (pgs 50, 51, 172).  While I’ve regularly been making things like shrimp/lobster with spicy lemon dressing, it was only yesterday (20 Jan 2017), that I’d discovered that Eataly Boston’s Pescheria@Prudential Center had fresh live langoustines.  Vinny at the Pescheria counter […]

, , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Omakase At Home 2016

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2015/12/05/thanksgiving-omakase-at-home-2015/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/engagement-anniversary-omakase-at-home-2012/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/pumpkinkabocha-soup/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/thanksgiving-fried-apple-pie Ah, the best laid plans of mice and men…. So when I got down to my parent’s home, I discovered a bunch of unexpected surprises. I got requested to add more vegetables to the holiday meal.  So for the opening appetizer, I swapped […]

, , , ,

1 Comment

Sometimes, I just want a doughnut: Nobu West’s Chocolate Satandagi

As I was growing up, I remember having Dunkin Donuts Chocolate  (Butter)Creme Filled Donuts. Well over the last couple of years, I hadn’t been able to find them. I resigned myself to the fact that they weren’t ever coming back.  Dunkin’s had ‘officially’ discontinued them ( http://www.birdchick.com/blog/2007/02/dunkin-donuts-broke-my-heart?rq=donuts ) around 2007.  Last holiday season, I *was* […]

, , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

Vegetable Temaki, Nobu 57-Style

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/superbowl-sunday-dinner/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/03/08/nobus-asparagus-with-red-grainshiro-miso-dressing-and-black-pepper-crusted-chilean-seabass-with-balsamic-teriyaki-sauce/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2015/11/29/nobu-57-nyc/ So I was asked to make an appetizer for an Easter Sunday dinner for a large crowd. After pondering over the situation for a while I thought, “How about doing vegetable temaki from my omakase dinner at Nobu 57?”  I remembered the dish being: Vegetable […]

, , , ,

Leave a comment