Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Tempura is a very common Japanese dish around the world. In Tokyo, sesame oil is usually use to deep fried the food instead of cottonseed oil. Seafood or variety of vegetables are dip into a icy cold batter before frying in oil. Served with grated diakon and warm soy sauce dip.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Don't be fooled by the picture. This is not Wagyu beef. It is another Japanese delicacy. Toro is the belly of blue fin tuna fish. It is sold as expensive as Wagyu beef and usually eaten raw in sashimi or sushi.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Kobe Beef

Kobe beef are eaten many ways in Japan. Sashimi style, lightly grilled on the outside over open fire is my favourite. The fat will melt and crave smokey flavour to the meat. YUMMY!!! I recommend not to eat it more than medium rare in cooking.

Kobe Beef from Japan

Will you pay so much for a slice of beef? Kobe beef is a premium meat sold in Japan. The Japanese cattle is well known for its luxury treatment. It is feed with beer, sake, given massage and listen to music to relax their muscle. What a life!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Grilled Bamboo Shoots

Takenoko, shoots of bamboo. They are harvest around March to May, during Spring time in Japan. It is a sping delicacy in Japan, all restaurants served them in many ways. I was in Japan last April 08, got to taste it in many dishes. OSHI!