It This summer is hotter than usual in the end of August. The temperature in Tokyo is around 32 ℃ and 50 percent of humidity in these days and it's been uncomfortable days.
We, Japanese are looking forward to see horse macerals on grocery markets. This is the sign of the beginning of Autumn and feel like no more hot days.
The mackerel has good flavor, nutritious with good fat, easy to prepare and inexpensive price so this fish is very popular from the end of August to around in November.
Most of the Japanese kitchen furnishes the grill under the stove top since we grill whole fish often. I also cook chicken, egg plant and even pizza in this grill. It works very well.
About 10 min late the fish has done with golden brown colored. The heat from upper and the bottom in the grill cook the fish completely.
Grilled horse mackerel served with grated daikon radish for refresh flavor. the fish goes with cooked white rice.
pumpkin with soy milk soup
Steamed cabbage and shrimp
Wagyu beef steak with grated radish
Grated yam and wakame with vinegar dressing
I have welcomed French young guys for sake tasting class this afternoon.
Although they said they are Sake beginners, finally they knew the taste differences and enjoy each flavor of sake labels. They all have a great sense of the tastes.
I'm so glad more people understand sake as Japanese food culture and become interested in sake.
You will taste 4 different types of sake and know those characteristics. Then small sized food will be served and experiment what type of sake go with food. I also give you idea how to pairing sake and food. The food are simple, but commonly served with sake. People today enjoy common and traditional food as well.
If you are interested in taking the class, please book through Airbnb web site below.
Have you heard Japanese fermented food "Natto"?
chocolatier Jean Paul Hevan produced novel and unconventional chocolate bar in this summer, which combines chocolate and natto.
Natto is fermented soy beans. Those are slimy, and has strong flavor and unique smell. Natto is served with soy sauce and Japanese mustard, and we eat them mostly in breakfast.
First, add soy sauce into Natto, stair with chopsticks well then pour on top of a bowl of rice.
Some people in my class asked me about natto that they encountered in the breakfast at ryokan or restaurat. People are interested in the food which looks like soy beans, but never known how to eat them.
I serve them natto to taste at the class if the people interested in natto, and after taste, most people like the taste and of course not all the people like the strong flavor.
Some people describe the taste as caramel flavor, soy bean taste and cheese. The flavor goes with cooked white rice.
Natto contains tons of nutrition which include thrombolytic and probiotics and lower the blood pressure. We eat natto not only for the acquired taste, but also eat as healthy food.
So let's get down to the main issue. World well know chocolatier, Jean-Paul Hevin
produced tablet chocolate which contains dried natto crumbles.
I couldn't imagine the taste natto x chocolate, but it is not that bad, more like I was going
to be addicted to the taste. There are mixture of dried caramel, a bid of salty flavor and dried natto scattered over the chocolate. I like the crispy texture.
As someone in my class said the taste of natto is similar to caramel, so that caramel crumbles flavor go with natto. Yes, I like it!
Are you interested in the taste?
The chocolate is sold until August 31st 2018.
Tablet le caramel flour de cel e natto 897 yen