5/15/2016

BangBang Chicken --- for Breakfast

BangBang Chicken

Steamed white rice, Miso soup.

Bangbang Chicken and Cucumber.

Worked all day long.

Too tired to describe fancy dishes.


Quick introduction of quick meal.

Skin the chicken breast.  Bring the water to a boil.  ( 2/3 of the pot to cover the chicken. )  Put the chicken into the pot.

Turn off the heat.   Leave the chicken in the hot water and cover the lid.
Wait for an hour or two.   Keep the water since you can use it later.
Take out the chicken and tear it into narrow strips.   Put the chicken strips into the cooked water ( soup ) and place in the fridge.

This chicken can be used for various dishes.    This morning, I made bangbang chicken as shown in the photo.  Make the bed with strips of cucumber.
Place the chicken on them.  Pour sesame dressing.

Then, for dinner.   I made udon noodle soup.   Used this chicken and added some grated ginger and chopped green onion.  

Chicken breast is inexpensive and healthy.    

5/09/2016

Baby Sweetfish w/ Sakura Jelly

Baby Sweetfish
Seasonal Presentation and the image of nature is specialty of this restaurant.

Two fish look like swimming on the plate.

Cherry blossom petals are scattered beautifully.

Fish has slightly bitter flavor....with faint melony scent.    Early summer or late spring is the season for this fish.


5/07/2016

Clam Miso Soup Rice

Clam Miso Soup Rice 
A little break from the course menu of French Cuisine.

This morning's breakfast.

Make clam miso soup first.

Chop a half stalk of scallion.

Place the rice into the bowl.
Pour clam miso soup over the rice.   Sprinkle the chopped scallion.

Use your condiments such as Yuzu Kosho ( Yuzu Pepper ) or grated ginger,  shichimi....

To remove sand from clam, make 3% salt water and place clam into it.
Wait for 2, 3 hours.

5/06/2016

Soft-Shell Turtle Ball with Coco Farm & Winery's White Wine

Deep Fried Soft-Shell Turtle Ball
Soft-Shell Turtle is usually served as soup or nabe.

How can I put it?   You wouldn't notice if you were not told.

Tasted a bit like chicken....

After a glass of sparkling wine, we started having white wine.

I forgot to take the photo of the wine.
It was a bit buttery like Chardonnay.


Have you heard of Coco Farm & Winery in Tochigi Prefecture?
They are known as " Farm & Winery whose workers are intellectually disabled."

The wine was from there.  Liked the flavor.  I might purchase one on ONLINE someday.  ( Should be good for summer. )


5/05/2016

Wood Flavored Water and Edible Forest

Essence of Forest 
This was the starter plate.

The top left is water to cleanse your mouth and feel the forest.

I could smell cedar.

The green powder is soy pulp or okara.

Everything was edible.  ( The water container was only thing I couldn't eat! )

The wood or firewood is deep-fried burdock root.   Artistic presentation was breathtaking.

From here, every single dish amazed us.  

4/30/2016

Picturesque French Cuisine Experience ------ Sakura ( Cherry Blossom ) Sparkling Wine

There were many in the course.

This restaurant,  I cannot afford even lunch.
Luckily, a friend of mine visiting Tokyo invited me and I had once in a life time experience.

We started w/ this Sakura Sparkling Wine.

4/24/2016

Ben & Jerry's @ Seven Eleven

Yes, you can buy Ben & Jerry's at 7/ 11 in Tokyo now.

I love 7/11 for this!