If you go to Kyoto/ Osaka you have to try out Wagyu. Kobe is not far so you will get all kinds of fantastic Wagyu in this Area. My friend who is a real wizard of being a member of strange VIP programs told me that he had a 50% off Voucher for Dinner. Well usually I won't go eat Steak in a Hotel (very expensive) but with a 50% Voucher that would be no problem.
He told me that we had to come to the Dojima in the Crown Plaza Hotel. While the Hotel is only a 4 Star Hotel, the restaurant is really 5 Star... If you never heard of Teppanyaki, it is a plate where in front of you a chef prepares the food. It is so delicious as there is no delay before the food touches your mouth
What cooking means for you? For me cooking is mostly about combining taste, smell and visual presentation. Definitely I have my own preferences, habits and such that influence what I’m cooking and in what way I’m doing it.
This time I wanted some really original taste. I've heard recently that fresh thyme combined with lemons or limes give meat very original aroma and taste, so I just wanted to try that concept cooking whole chicken. I must tell you it was absolutely delightful.
Season chicken generously with pepper, salt and garlic powd
My favorite Indian Restaurant in Japan is Moti Roppongi. As I was staying in Akasaka, I decided to try out their new Moti Akasaka Branch. Moti serves my favorite Butter Chicken. I never had a better one in the world. I haven't been to Moti for 2 years, so I was really excited. The Lunch was around 12.5 USD.
My favorite Chocolate Cake is sold by Tops. It has 3.000.000 Calories but tastes sooo good. Every Cake they sell looks really beautiful and tasty. But the Chocolate Cake is an award Winning Cake and has been featured countless times in Japanese TV.
My friends took me to a super funny Restaurant in the middle of Tokyo. You have to fish your Dinner first and it will than be prepared for you. I thought I was a good fisherman, but I almost ended up eating nothing because the fish didn't bite ;). This was a first for me, I have seen something similar in Fukushima before, but that was not a real restaurant. Funny thing I SPOTTED again a celeb, Japans eating queen Gal Sone was sitting next to me with her kids. Just google her if you want to know what's her skill ;)
We went to Japan twice in the last 2 years, and we visited Tokyo on each visit. So i combined the photos of the 2 trips on this post.
I think it is best to leave Japan through Tokyo, as we usually do some shopping on our last day and Tokyo has the best selections and price for shopping. And Disyneyland and Disneysea for the kids
Odaiba , a shopping and entertainment area near Tokyo Bay area.
Giant Gundam statue
Some high tech kitchen Robot
The ramen in this foodcourt near the Gundam Statue is really nice. One was not enough :)
And donuts for desert
A traditional and delicious recipe for hand-made Russian pelmeni filled with a pork, flavored with onions and garlic! They are cheap and tasty – and you’ll recall your childhood.
You will have enough for about 6 dinners with this recipe, so if you are up for suffering through the process once, you will have a nice stash of these in the freezer. Serve these in a good quality chicken broth, or boil and butter them up, then dip in sour cream, vinegar or ketchup. It is so common to eat pelmeni ( dumplings) everywhere in Russian speaking countries.
This dish is very filling; usual serving per person is around 10 pelmeni each. It doesn't take long to cook them, but the preparation process can take up to one hour. If you make more of them, you can store them in your freezer for later. I prefer them fried, however the boiled soup version is much healthier.<
RUSSIAN HALVAH RECIPE
You will love this recipe if you never tried Halva! Its so yummy, delicious and kinda healthy as well! I love it! Derived from the Arabic word for “sweet”, the term halva or similar is used in countries around the world to refer to countless varieties of nut- or flour-based confectionery.
The flaky texture of store-bought halva is difficult to re-create at home because many traditional recipes include a meringue-like substance made from sugar syrup and boiled soapwort roots, however this version comes about as close as you can get.
Halva (halawa, alva, haleweh, halava, helava, helva, halwa, halua, aluva, chalva) is any of various dense, sweet confections served across the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, West Asia, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, the Balkans, Central Europe, Eastern Europ
Steak cooked so slow and low, it will blow your mind!
In the middle of writing my next scientific post, I stumbled upon this amazing cooking technique!
Since the only thing I love more than science is food, naturally I dropped everything I was doing to look into this fascinating process. In fact, I feel that I partially find this so interesting because the process reminds me of the hot water baths that I use to heat shock bacteria and yeast for transformations and transactions! But I am getting ahead of myself....
There is some great science here and I hope I can do it justice!
This is what a fully ~~finished~~ cooked sous vide steak looks like!
Oh boy doesn't that look delicious..... Isn't that exactly what you imagine when you think of the perfect steak. Completely grey, un-
I love this quick ten min donut recipe! It is an extremely easy-to-cook and delicious dish to tea. As opposed to dough donut, cottage cheese one boasts more tender and soft flavor. The cottage cheese donuts can be either stuffed or not. Ponchiki are a walk down memory lane for me. My Mom used to make them quite often when I was a little girl. Enjoy for dessert or afternoon tea.
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For those of you following me, you know that I am traveling. At the moment, I am in Idaho visiting my aunt and uncle. My aunt and uncle aren't exactly world travelers, (big understatement). But my aunt is one of my avid followers and she knows I can create some international dishes. So, on her own, she asked me to do some Greek.
I used turkey on this dish, because frankly, I don't like the ground beef here in the