nother favorite in New Year’s Bento boxes is a Spinach Roll. Similar to the Spinah Goma Ae that’s s popular in Japanese cooking. But a notch more advanced. Also, a bit more salty and sweet, like most Osechi dishes. Continue reading
Sour Cream and Yogurt Showcase the Ginger
Echoes of Seville
This simple Asian Fusion dessert combines Pineapples and Bananas with some Western ingredients like Sour Cream and Yogurt very effectively. Butter is another Western touch, along with the Orange Marmelade. While any Orange Marmelade will work, one made with bitter Continue reading
Wood Ears and Shaoxing
Hot Chili and Ginger
This simple, fragrant Sichuan preparation enhances Bean Curd in a delicate way. The Wood Ear Mushrooms 木耳 are optional, but are worth searching for.: The chewy texture really makes this dish. A good dish when you are in a hurry. Continue reading
Asian Fusion — Elegant and Fragrant
Potstickers Become Cookies
In this Fusion recipe, the Potstickers end up as delicate Cookies. They are layered with Whipped Cream and Strawberries, topped with Almonds and served chlled Continue reading
An Island Favorite
Mangos may not be native to the Islands, but then almost nothing else is, including Pineapples and Macadamias. This dessert gets made frequently in Hawaii, and it pairs well with Macadamia Lace Cookies, for instance.
Mango Ice Cream
1 cup ripe Mango pulp, pureed
2 teaspoons Lime or Lemon Juice
1 cup Sugar
2 cups Milk, scalded
2 cups Whipping Cream
Mix the Mango Puree, Lime or Lemon Juice, and half a cup of Sugar. Set aside.
Beat the Eggs to thick.
Beat the remaining half a cup of Sugar into the Eggs.
Slowly add the scalded Milk.
Cook this mixture over hot water in a double boiler until a custard begins to coat the spoon.
Remove from the fire and chill.
Finally mix this custard, the MangoPuree and Whipping Cream together and freeze.
Nutmeg Meets Lemon Meets Nikka
These little cookies are good with any Whiskey, even Bourbon or Rye. But they seem to work better with Japanese Whiskey, Canadian or a Scotch blend. Continue reading