Friday, September 28, 2007

tastes from japan

I made these the other night- tasty cold soba noodle salad (Zaru Soba no Sarada) with loads of mirin and dusted with bonito and shiso powder. Below that is Goma Ae- English spinach drenched in sesame sauce and also served cold. This is part of the aemono group- or "marinated" side dishes. They have so many, but this is a fave, as well as Kinoko Sakamushi. It literally means sake steamed mushrooms- and with a drop of wasabi creates a delicate yet intense dish.


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