Archive for March, 2008

Train Food and Seasonal Everything in Japan: Sakura Onigiri, Nanohana Tempura Onigiri

Train Food and Seasonal Everything in Japan: Sakura Onigiri, Nanohana Tempura Onigiri
Train Food and Seasonal Everything in Japan: Sakura Onigiri, Nanohana Tempura Onigiri (さくらおにぎり・菜の花天婦羅おにぎり) Train Food and Seasonal Everything in Japan: Sakura Onigiri, Nanohana Tempura Onigiri Just before catching a bullet back to Kyoto, I ducked into the omiyage/gourmet food court at Shinagawa Shinkansen Station (in Tokyo) to get some omiyage for Paku and some ‘bento’ for my two and a half hour train ride back to ‘old’ Japan.…

Buri-zanmai: Buri Sashimi and Shiso Donburi

Buri-zanmai: Buri Sashimi and Shiso Donburi
Buri-zanmai: Buri Sashimi and Shiso Donburi (ぶり刺身丼) Buri-zanmai: Buri Sashimi and Shiso Donburi
Buri-zanmai Series (Part 3): Winter is the time for buri, or yellowtail. The meat is laden with oil and rich flavor. Here we make a quick and simple rice dish, Buri Sashimi and Shiso Donburi. Buri Sashimi and Shiso Donburi:
Donburi is a popular ‘rice bowl’ dish in Japan. Here we make…

Wagashi: Ryuen Rakuseki and Maccha Rakuseki

Wagashi: Ryuen Rakuseki and Maccha Rakuseki
Wagashi Series: Ryuen Rakuseki and Maccha Rakuseki (柳苑: 楽石・抹茶楽石) Wagashi: Ryuen Rakuseki and Maccha Rakuseki Ryuen specializes in a simple and elegant wagashi that combines a center of candied kuri (chestnut) embedded in koshian (sweet azuki bean paste) with a coating of sugar and kuzu (arrow root starch), some with the addition of sugary green tea powder (maccha). Ryuen‘s wagashi is decidedly classical in…

Wagashi: Sentaro Rice Flour Kasutera, Soba and Wheat Manju

Wagashi: Sentaro Rice Flour Kasutera, Soba and Wheat Manju
Wagashi Series: Sentaro Rice Flour Kasutera, Soba and Wheat Manju (仙太郎) Wagashi Series: Sentaro Rice Flour Kasutera, Soba and Wheat Manju Sentaro‘s kasutera (Castella sponge cake) is a real treat! It’s sophisticated in flavor, caramelly and very mochi-mochi (soft and chewy). Sentaro‘s manju, both soba (buckwheat) and wheat are excellent and unique.…

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