Not just a croissant. On my recent trip to Japan I savored an extremely good plain omelet – truly French style in quality – in Tokyo. Aux Bacchanales http://auxbacchanales.com/shop/index.html is a French cafe concept restaurant with bakery, which first brought the essence and charm of French cafe experience to Tokyo citizens back in 1995...Read More
The udon dough recipe indeed use more salt than pasta and bread dough. It is not a mistake. Salt strengthens and stretches gluten in flour, producing distinctive chewy texture in the final dough/noodles.
When we cook udon noodles we cook it in boiling water. We do not add salt in it...Read More
Tokyo is a Michelin star studded city. There are hundreds of good restaurants. Here is a must check web-site for you, when you are planning to visit Tokyo. https://savorjapan.com/tokyo/?cid=awse_pc_yg_ss_us_31_02&gclid=CLX1pPnWmMoCFcEUHwodqYsCPAWhen Every restaurant, which you dream of, is here.
I love to eat at old establishments, many of which do not have Michelin star. I am glad for that. One of such restaurants is Isegen, a 185 years old restaurant where they serve anko-nabe (monkfish hot po...Read More
I will be visiting Japan from tomorrow and through a New year. During my short visit there I will see my mother, who is celebrating 89 years in the New Year. I definitely have a visit to Aux Bon View Temps to have a crisp, buttery shattering croissant and say hello to Chef Kawada – http://zesterdaily.com/world/7-secrets-perfectly-flaky-buttery-croissant/- .
I will be posting the photos and stories how we celebrate the end of the year, Oomisoka, and welcome a New Year in Japan...Read More
At this time of the year every Friday I make pilgrimage to Samascott Orchard at Union Square farmers Market. The outside is cold and market looks scares. Samascott Orchard sell the best apples and satsuma-imo, Japanese sweet potato, in the market.
The Samastocc Orchard was founded in 1901 in Columbia County. Grandfather of Ron and Gary Samascott began growing apples. Their son, Oliver, converted the orchard to a dairy farm in 1930s, during which he kept buying land...Read More
Are you visiting NY city during holiday seasons? Don’t miss the following restauarnts. They are in the hot neighbourhood, Bushwick, Brooklyn. It is only 20 minutes subway ride to Bushwick on L train from Union Square Station in NYC.
Lorenzo’s: I was lured by good smelling rotisserie chicken cooked over charcoal fire; the price of the dish was also appealing – half a chicken at $12 and whole at $20...Read More
Monkfish, anko, is a winter delicacy in Japan – especially in Tokyo region. Monkfish which we enjoy in Japan is not a small variety. The average fish – female fish – weighs around 31 pounds...Read More
A new habit, which is only a week old, was born out of my recent teaching experience. At breakfast I began spreading a thin layer of Mellow White miso over a generous spread of Isigny butter (sweet) from Normandy on my whole wheat brown toast.
“What kind of flavor do you find in this miso?” I asked eleven students, who are attending my class in the kitchen at Boston University Food and Wine Fall Program. We were tasting Mellow White miso of Miso Master brand...Read More
The date of my participation to the Fall 2015 Food & Wine Program at Boston University is approaching. I look forward to seeing you on October 20th at the campus. Please review the program once more;http://www.bu.edu/foodandwine/common/pdfs/bu-seminars-brochure.pdf
This is a unique and memorable tour to Hokkaido with Hiroko, northernmost Island of Japan. Please find the full description and itinerary of the tour. For the fee and applications, send me a note to Hiroko at email@example.com or call at 212-727-3085.