Quick spicy shrimp and noodle soup

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

An all pantry dinner: a quick stock made from dashi and some soy sauce, sesame oil, spicy sambal, crushed sesame and lime, some dried wakame seaweed, buckwheat noodles, cabbage and frozen shrimp. Very yummy!

Onigiri

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Onigiri, Japanese rice balls, are a delicious snack or side dish. Simply make sticky rice, let it cool down and add a bit of rice vinegar/sugar mixture if you like. You can make them by hand, but I bought this cute tool that makes it even easier. Make balls and stuff them with pickled plum [...]

Asparagus & deviled eggs midnight snack

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

After a long day of cooking but not really eating (elaborate cooking often takes away my appetite) I decided to satisfy one last craving. I had some asparagus lying around and some leftover miso/mirin/rice vinegar/soy sauce mixture. So, I boiled up a couple of eggs, quickly deviled them (adding mayo, crushed sesame seeds and some [...]

Okura!

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

As a special celebratory treat, we went to Yamazoto, the Japanese restaurant at the Okura hotel in Amsterdam. As far as I know, Yamazoto is the only Japanese restaurant in Europe with a Michelin star. It was actually my first time in any star restaurant, we weren’t quite sure what to expect here. Food-wise, it [...]