Join Me at ‘Fall 20015 Food & Wine Programs’ at Boston University

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 in Hiroko's Blog

I have an additional honor and pleasure to participate in the Fall 2015 Food & Wine Programs at Boston University on October 22nd, Thursday. The name, date, time of the event: Hiroko’s American Kitchen, with Hiroko Shimbo October 22nd, Thursday at 6pm Please click and open the programs., This is the class for those who wants to learn how to incorporate Japanese flavors into your everyday menu, how to...

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Who Cares Bitter Gourd?

Posted on Aug 27, 2015 in Hiroko's Blog, Recipes

              Bitter gourd, niga-uri, which appears at my neighborhood Japanese food store during summer in New York City,reminds me of my visit to Okinawa, a southernmost, small island of Japan, many years ago. There I was first¬†introduced to niga-uri during the height of the summer. Niga-uri is a savory gourd, which is deep green in color and has unique bumpy skin. The locals call it goya and it is known for its pleasant bitter flavor....

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