Best Idea to Spend Time to Learn Ramen Last Evening

Posted on Feb 28, 2015 in Hiroko's Blog

Here are the collection of last evening Ramen class at International Culinary Center. Thank you very much for joing the class! I had lots of fun cooking with you. Ramen lovers from all part of NY gathered last evening to learn how to make ramen at home – the delicious broth, ramen noodles, chashu pork, ramen egg,…..miso sauce.. At the end of the class each student assembled one’s own ramen bowl by cooking his/her noodles. It was a satisfactory feast! In...

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Bincho-tan; Throw Into Your Bath

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 in Hiroko's Blog

East Coast is freezing. Want to have a hot bath which really warms up your body? Bincho-tan does that. As you may know Bincho-san is the best cooking charcoals available. Bincho-tan is made from the very dense and hard wood of the ubamegashi (Quercus phillyracoides) tree. The wood from this tree is so dense that it sinks in water! Very unique production methods along with the very special characteristic of this wood produce a charcoal that is almost pure carbon. During...

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Ramen Class; New Japanese American Kitchen Class

Posted on Feb 4, 2015 in Hiroko's Blog

Ramen class is approaching. This is the perfect month to master the techniques of good, home-made ramen. Mark the calendar: March 27th. 6:00pm-10:00pm. At International Culinary Center, New York, City. For registration click this link http://www.internationalculinarycenter.com/courses/ramen-gyoza-with-hiroko-shimbo/ or call the school at 888-324-2433. Looking forward to seeing you and cooking with you.             Another Class: This is a New...

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Gather Round the Table for Communal Nabemono

Posted on Feb 4, 2015 in Hiroko's Blog

Soul and stomach warming meal which we can enjoy with our family and friends especially during this cold winter season. A must-learn dish now! http://zesterdaily.com/cooking/gather-round-table-communal-nabemono/ The recipe given is a kind of short-cut, so that you are sure to try...

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Gluten Free Dish? Try this Delicious Rice Dish. For Everyone.

Posted on Feb 4, 2015 in Hiroko's Blog, Recipes

Here is my advice. Many of Japanese dishes can cater to your special requirement. Today there are many gluten free substitutes for bread, pizza, baked goods, and more. They are fine, but if you look into the varieties of Japanese dishes, you do not need to find the dishes made with the substitutes. Rice is gluten free, miso is gluten free, you can find tamari which is gluten free…. Here is a delicious Japanese style rice dish. The addition of little oil, onion and...

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