食べもの Mitsuwa food fair

This weekend for my birthday I went to Mitsuwa’s food fair. There were so many different types of food from all over Japan to choose from. When I first arrived I went to the Takoyaki stand, one because it’s one of my favorites and two because they were so energetic. They were saying いらしゃいませ! おいしい たこやき!(Welcome! Delicious Takoyaki!) Then I went to get a kabocha korokke(my favorite!) and also an inari with crab bento. Lastly at the very bottom is Mitsumame from one of their cafe’s that is there year round.

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ドキュメンタリー Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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A few weeks ago I watched this awesome documentary called Jiro Dreams of Sushi. It was so inspiring how this 85 year old man, Jiro Ono, works every day making amazing sushi. All he serves is sushi in his 10 seat restaurant in a Tokyo subway station. He says in the movie that he really does dream of making sushi at night. I think this is what keeps him living, knowing he has such a love for something that he has perfected. If you like something to inspire you I highly recommend watching this documentary. When you are done watching you will feel the need to be as dedicated as he is to whatever your craft may be.

本 Japanese/English cookbook

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For an early birthday gift I got this awesome cookbook. It is written in both Japanese and English. So whether you are looking to just cook Japanese cuisine or if your trying to read and cook Japanese this book is for you! You can find here on jbox.com.

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えび Shrimp with a Japanese flair recipe

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So for lunch today I made a salad with shrimp. I’m going to share this tasty shrimp recipe.

Ingredients:

1 pound of fresh uncooked shrimp peeled
1 tbsp Soy sauce
1 tbsp cooking sake or white wine
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1/4 celery salt
1/2 tsp black sesame seeds
Just a small drizzle of Sesame oil
Olive oil to lightly coat
Lemon after cooked

Put all ingredients except lemon in a bowl with shrimp an mix well. Fry on medium heat till cooked. Afterward squeeze fresh lemon on top and place on your favorite salad ingredients.

べんとう Lunch

Last week I was in the mood to make a bento lunch. For the first time I tried making the chick hatching out of a hard boiled egg. I used black sesame seeds for the eyes and a carrot piece for the beak. I also added in my bento bowl carrots, broccoli, strawberries, rice underneath and canned sardines(by the way I love sardines (^ – ^) ).

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