Posts Tagged Tsuji

A few notes on making nigiri

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2017/09/21/making-nigiri-an-appreciation/ I was recently asked about wetting the hands for making nigiri. matsuhisa-sama mentions the water to vinegar ratio is 3:1 (Nobu West, p 196) . He admonishes that more than a light coating on the hands will prevent the shari from properly sticking together.  Interestingly, Shizuo Tsuji (Japanese Cooking: […]

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On Soba Broths/Dipping Sauces

Recently, my wife asked about making a soba soup for lunch one day.  On thinking about the problem, I thought about the times I had nabeyaki udon at restaurants.  If memory serves (with respect to Chairman Kaga), it seems that the versions of nabeyaki udon that I preferred were savory and not sweet.  This occurred […]

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Root Vegtable Nimono

Based on Tsuji’s Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art (p. 395 – ‘Drenched Radish [Daikon]), I thought I’d make a vegetable side dish for dinner tonight (1 Nov 2012), given my wife’s current dietary restriction (on physician’s orders).  What I thought I’d do is to gently boil 1″ thick daikon rounds and 1/2″ thick renkon (lotus […]

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