Oysters!!! Steamed and Sashimi

We have been chasing after oysters lately. We searched at Tenpusu in Ginoza this time.       They have such great Dashi.  If you have good broth like that, everything tastes so good.     There it is!!! They have oysters from Itoshima, Fukuoka.  Itoshima is a home of oysters, the most famous port for oysters in Kyushu.  JPY250 a piece.  Sashimi or steamed. They told me they fly in oysters on Tuesday and Thursday.   Here comes Oysters sashimi. It’s sitting in Pon-Zu.  Pon-Zu is a Japanese seasoning made of citrus juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar and dashi.  They make their own Pon-Zu here and it’s brilliant Oyster’s so delicious […]

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Sweets from Grandma

Miyabi Chaya is an old house cafe.   Feels like grandma’s home.   Ohagi is a sweet rice ball.  Very traditional sweets for celebration and sacred events. It’s steamed glutinous rice, the kind of rice you make mochi with.  And the rice is coated by sweet Azuki bean paste. Purple one is a plain Ohagi.  Pale Ohagi is coated with dried soybean powder.   Here’s Masami-san, the cafe owner. She opened this place to provide the kind of Ohagi that her grandma used to make and that she loved so much. When you bite, you can tell that someone really made it for you with love.  Gentleness, humbleness, gratitude, and all the […]

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