Sushi for a Group

A Sushi Buffet
Tuna, Shrimp, Wasabi, Nori are Keys

California Maki Sushi

Sushi is a favorite category in Japanese cuisine for many people. Here”s a way to serve Sushi buffet-size for a group of friends.  This is a simple Temaki Sushi for a group. This will serve around 10 people, but you will want to add a couple of other Sushi dishes, prepared ahead of time, to complete the buffet style Sushi party. Continue reading

Pomegranate

Traveler on the Silk Road
A Fruit with Its Own Restaurant, Book, and Cocktail

“In cups of azure some seeds are blood;
others are drops of gold.”  — André Gide [1]

The Restaurant: Pomegranate is said to be a native of Iran.  For many years a leading destination restaurant in Tokyo is named Zakuro, which means Pomegranate in Japanese. [2]

Pomegranates

Pomegranates

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Shichimi Togarashi

Shichimi Togarashi
A Unique Japanese Spice Blend

Using shichimi togarashi in cooking fusion cuisine

Shichimi Togarashi, used by Bruioza in
Prize-Winning Pork Recipe

You see it on the table in Japanese restaurants and on the shelves in Asian markets.  The spice Shichimi Togarashi  七味唐辛子,  is usually packed in a distinctive little round red tin.

There may even be some in your Continue reading