July 23, 2008


I wish I had more time, but unfortunately, I'm very busy with other matters. For now, I just post some photos of the tempura I made the other day.
I think I'll add some text when I have enough time.

July 21, 2008


I think that in other cuisines, slimy foods are cooked in a way to reduce or elimiate the slime, but in Japanese cuisine, slimy foods are usually eaten just as they are.
Mulukhiyya is one such example. Natto is another. We also like to combine slimy foods together.

This morning, I gathered some young mulukhiyya leaves from my tiny vegetable garden, boiled them for a few minutes, and chopped them very finely. They are a great addition to natto!

July 12, 2008

Nasu Miso/なす味噌

Nasu miso (eggplants panfried with miso and other seasonings) is a favorite of my wife's. In fact, it's one of her gohan no tomo (rice's companion). The nasu miso shown in the photo contains ginger, too, and is seasoned with miso, sugar, and mirin.