Thursday, March 26, 2009

strange food

Looking through some of my photos and found a few random food pictures.





















Special from Curry House. Always like trying the different dishes they have there. I don't remember what this was called, but there is a croquette on top of shrimp and other tasty things.




















My version of Colcannon for St. Patrick's Day. Since I couldn't go shopping I had to use what I had. So this has spinich instead of cabbage. I guess that is in the spirit of the dish, since it developed from what the Irish had at hand. It was very good. Definitely will try this again.





















One egg Omelet. I think I took the photo because people don't believe I can make an omelet from one egg. I don't remember what was inside, that depends also on what I have at hand.




















And this we ate not too long ago. It is Rockfish in sake lees (akauo kasuzuke) with yakisoba. It was a special at Mitsuwa Market and turned out really well. During the winter sake lees (sake kasu) is available because the brewers are busy making sake. It's what is left when they filter sake, and it's rather popular to add to different dishes during the winter.

Monday, March 23, 2009

a year ago

I was in Japan for the first time, admiring the sakura blossoms and so many other wonderful things.
A lot has happened in that year, but I'd like to reflect on good things. So a couple weekends ago we did a little sakura viewing out at Lake Balboa in Encino, Calif.












Feeling a little hungry from walking and seeing all the picnics, we stopped at Jerry's Famous Deli on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City.

I had a turkey, avocado and swiss cheese panini sandwich with a salad with honey mustard dressing. The salad was nice, the sandwich was dry sadly. The Italian pinot grigio wine was nice though. My companion B had pastrami, since he said he wanted to do the "deli" thing. He enjoyed his sandwich.