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Summer fish 'Bonito' | 夏の初鰹

Summer fish ‘Bonito’ | 夏の初鰹

Raw Bonito As you all must know, Japan is big eater of raw fish ’sashimi’.  ’Bonito’, is a summer fish – a migratory fish that like  warm sea and constantly moving in groups. From spring to early summer when the the North Equatorial current intensifies, the young adults ride the Kuroshio Current (Japan Current) from […]

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Sansai (Wild Vegetables) Tempura | 春の山菜天ぷら

Sansai (Wild Vegetables) Tempura | 春の山菜天ぷら

A galore of “Spring wild vegetables” – bamboo shoots, butterbur (fukinotou), tara-no-me (Japanese angelica-tree new buds) and kakiage (spring onions, broad beans and sakura shrimp) made into tempura. One of our spring food dinner event. Spring vegetables come avail on narrow window duration which make it worth as a spring delicacy. These vegetables have the […]

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Okogi & Aralia Sprouts | 春の食材 おこぎ・たらの芽

Okogi & Aralia Sprouts | 春の食材 おこぎ・たらの芽

“Aralia Sprouts” and “Okogi“. These spring (wild) vegetables are not so much the common Spring vegetables;  ‘Aralia sprouts‘ has a little bit more recognition than the Okogi, the Aralia sprouts being new buds from the Arilia tree. The buds have a rose-like thorn along the stem, so extra care is necessary during preparation.  The most […]

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Spring Vegetables | 春の野菜

Spring Vegetables | 春の野菜

Spring, a fresh new start, new buds sprout to live the next four seasons. Spring vegetables, vivid and lively, bursting with energy awaken from hibernation and power from mother earth.

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Spring Feast | 春をたべる

Spring Feast | 春をたべる

Spring has arrived here in Tokyo. The cherry blossoms, ‘sakura’ were in full bloom last week; all feathered away from from the strong wind and rain just few days ago. The ‘sakura’ never lasts so long, thus we cherish and value the blossoming of the cherry blossoms every year.

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Zucchini flower fritters (fritelli di fiore di zucchini) | ズッキーニの花のフリッター

Zucchini flower fritters (fritelli di fiore di zucchini) | ズッキーニの花のフリッター

Our regular driving trip to Hakushu Farmers Market in Yamanashi prefecture, close to the border of Nagano.  The farmers seem quite busy yet with planting rice but once the rice settles down, the farm owners provide fresh grown organic vegetable to a farmers market called ‘Michi no eki Hakushu’. Today, I was fortunate to encounter […]

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