Random soup

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A soup made of all the leftovers :
-purple sweet potato
-cod fish
-jelly fish (preserved in salt, soaked)
-chick peas
-capers
-onion
-red wine
Simmer, then add Kintoki red carrot and turmeric.

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And it’s… delicious indeed.

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Steamed kabocha with sesame oil and sesame seeds.

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Steamed okra and sudachi lime.

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A yummy Winter lunch.

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Soba no mi, buckwheat as rice

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Buckwheat groats (sometimes called buckwheat berries) are called 蕎麦の実 soba no mi in Japanese. Mi means fruit/nut, and maybe that’s not too far from the botanical reality as that’s not really a grain. They are often added to cook together with rice. And they can simply replace rice.

Raw.

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Cooked in the rice cooker on brown rice program.

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I’ve added a few drops of sesame oil and black sesame for even more nutty flavor. No salt because I add it with :

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Umeboshi natto.

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Satsuma imo (sweet potato) and mizu nasu.

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Platter of steamed veggies : suguna kabocha, satsuma imo, bok choi and chestnuts.

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Not a pretty dish… This type of aubergine mizu nasu is usually served raw. I’ve sliced (I did) and cut in ribbons (roughly) the flesh. Salted. Rinsed after 19 minutes and sprinkles shikwasa lime juice.

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A nice old fashioned meal.

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Easy steamed kabocha pumpkin flan

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かぼちゃプリン kabocha purin Japanese pumpkin flan.
Kabocha is the fruitiest veggie. Let’s use it for this very easy and delicious dessert.
I’ve used the blender and the rice cooker, so that’s really easy and hassle-free.

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I had suguna kabocha, but any type of sweek pumpkin or butternut squash does the trick.

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Recipe :
-Boil or steam the squash. Take a cup of orange flesh.
-In a blender, add 2 egg yolks, 4 tbs of condensed milk, a pinch of nutmeg, a ts of vanilla extract, a cup of water (or enough to get a creamy texture).
-Transfer in a mold. Put a saucer in the bottom of the rice cooker, add 2 cups of water. Place the mold on it, switch on. (you can use any type of steamer)
-Paint the cooked flan with condensed milk to avoid drying. Let cool. Chill in the fridge.

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Tofu manju in ankake

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That’s the recipe from Shizuoka Gourmet. That means tofu dumplings in sweet and sour sauce. It’s an easy and tasty vegan dish.

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I have followed the recipe. But I’ve replaced the bean by negi leeks, and used black rice vinegar so my sauce is darker.

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The naked dumplings.

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Dressed !

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Chinatable in my kitchen

China is a whole world as wide as my knowledge of Chinese cuisine is narrow. The dishes are more or less authentic, but everything was good.

SOUP/SALAD :

Soup : Chinese beauty milk

Soup : Summer Chinese fragrant lake

Medusa salada (jellyfish)

Rice salad for a panda

RICE :

Happy rice (chahan fried rice)

Nira chahan

Eight treasure rice bowl

Peanut and carrot congee rice porridge

Genmai okayu, brown rice congee

NOODLES :

Today’s ramen, tan tan tan…

negi ramen (in soup with pork)

Banbanji, hiyamugi and fruit chu-hi. (Chinese chicken’n noodles)

Banbanji chicken noodles and young ginger

yakisoba

TOFU, SEAFOOD :


Shiso oyster omelet

Mabo fair : aubergine and tofu

Sesame sweet and sour tofu

Red and Sorghum with stinky tofu

Asari and douchi hot duet (black bean shellfish sauce)

Chinese crab dinner

recipe of mabo tofu

Mabo Tofu, azuki variation

Spicing up the Chuka standards, mabo tofu

dinner chuka

DIM SUM (dumplings…) :

Red daikon, red mochi.

you tiao donuts and tonyu soy milk.

panda-man (steamed meat bread)

nira mochi

satoimo mochi

gyoza

Gua Bao(steamed bread, quick) classic

Daikon mochi, the lucky white carrot cake

MEAT :

Cumin lamb chop and kujo negi, Chinese style

banbanji (chicken) and green soy

char-siu pork roast

Osmanthus pork (muxurou)

Lackered duck skin (Peking duck style)

Springtime bokchoi ring, oyster sauce stir-fry

“Sichuan huiguorou” styled chicken

SWEETS :

Sesame jewels. The Chinatown treat home-made.

Mango sherbet and litchees

mangomania pudding

A silky Chinese dessert, annin doufu

Chinese lampion apple

plum niangao (New Year sweets)

DRINKS :

yun-yeung cha (love duck tea)

Salty Gourmande, litchee cocktail

bubble tea (macha)

bubble milk (strawberry)

Yuzu puer cha

Haggish cabbage

It’s inspired by Scottish haggis that I have never eaten. Well, the original is a round sausage made with sheep innards, boiled.
I have made it with chicken and cabbage instead of casing.
I had no idea what it would taste like. Maybe you wonder too. Then read till the end.

Inside.

Toasted oatmeal, minced onion and minced cooked chicken liver and heart make the base. I also added a little ginger and garlic, tarragon and laurel, nutmeg, black pepper, paprika and sea salt for flavoring. Then for the fat a tbs of lard, two of neutral oil. Plus 2 tbs of brandy. Some hot water. Be generous in spices to avoid the smell. The paprika makes the aspect much more appealing.

Wrapped in blanched cabbage leaves.

I put them in plastic bags and steamed about 40 minutes. Let cool.

Reheated with carrots in some herb broth. And enjoy ! Like that it’s delicious.
Well, I tried a bit just after steaming and that was not so good and too soft. A few hours later, reheated it got perfect.
The global taste is in the line of boulettes de foie (liver meat balls). The oatmeal is not perceptible but gives that crumbly texture. Since it’s a bit dry, having the juicy cabbage around and the broth makes it more pleasant.

La mer. French sea dishes ( compilation)

Menu to navigate in the sea of French main dishes…

papillote de crystal saumon et pomélo (salmon papillote)
papillote de poisson (white fish)
papillote de poisson vanillée (vanilla fish)

Winter bouillabaisse
Summer bouillabaisse
aioli aux pommes de terre nouvelles (with cod fish)
bourride de limande et amaguri
fish cassoulet
choucroute de la mer (seafood Sauerkraut)

morue parmentière (cod and potatoes)
effeuillée de morue parmentière (cod and potato gratin)

calamars au vin (wine stewed calamari)
calamar à l’armoricaine (calamari stew)

carpaccio de daurade au pamplemousse (grapefruit marinated fish)
pétoncles à la nage (mini scallop soup)
ormeaux au beurre (buttered abalone)
salade tahitienne (Tahitian raw fish)
féroce d’avocat (avocado cod)

sole meunière
Mediterranean grilled fish
saumon vapeur aux algues (steamed salmon)
daurade flambée au pastis (anise baked fish)