Abusolutely Fun Dinner

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Hiroko's Blog

Panzur Ying and Yang Pop-up Dinner by Chef Rei Pereza and Chef Hiroko Shimbo On September 28th we cooked and guests pampered at Panzur, Tivoli, New York. Chef Rei, thank you for having me in the kitchen to produce absolutely Ying and Yang collaboration dinner. Dinners loved the meal and experience. Chef Annette, thank you for assisting me in the kitchen. Your generous and professional contribution shined. Chef Brandon, nice meeting and working with you in the kitchen. Here...

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Awesome to Find Fish in Rigor Mortis

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 in Hiroko's Blog

I bought three sea bass at Blue Moon the other day. One of them was in rigor mortis. When I find such a fantastic stage of fish, I even kiss to my fish. “After a fish is dead and its flow of oxygen and blood has stopped, its body continue to burn energy, using glycogen stored in the liver and muscles. This leads to the anaerobic production of lactic acid, which changes the flavor and texture of the flesh.” (more information on the freshness of fish can be found...

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Crevalle Jack and No Glue

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in Hiroko's Blog

Do not miss the Crevalle Jack tomorrow. It is back to Blue Moon fishmonger at Greenmarket, Union Square, New York City. Season is short. Crevalle Jack is an attractive looking fish. The body looks like brushed with slight reddish tinged color paint, and anal fin, with intense yellow paint. There is a noticeable horny scale, which runs in the center of the body from the tail to one thirds length up toward the head. Before filleting the fish we remove this thorny scale....

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RAMEN + GYOZA WITH HIROKO SHIMBO: New York

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in Hiroko's Blog

The additional Ramen class is coming to International Culinary Center http://www.internationalculinarycenter.com/courses/ramen-gyoza-with-hiroko-shimbo/. Please join me to learn the joy of making ramen at your kitchen! That is the best ramen in the world. Call 888.324.2433 to sign up. When: October 10, 2014 Time: 6:00pm to 10pm Day of the week: Friday Class: 1 day Location: 462 Broadway at Grand, International Culinary Center, 4 F “America is known for mouthwatering...

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This Coming Sat. Free Fish Demo and Tasting at Grand Army Plaza

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 in Hiroko's Blog

Please join me at Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket (Prospect Park West & Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn) this coming Saturday, September 20th, from 11:00am to 2:00pm for additional seafood filleting and cooking demonstration (http://www.grownyc.org/greenmarket/brooklyn-grand-army-plaza) Stephanie Villani of Blue Moon Fish Co, from Mattituck, NY, will join me. Stephanie and her husband, Alex, sell the freshest, locally caught fish at Greenmarket in New York City. I am a great fun...

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