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Dinner 2018

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I am very fond of Izakaya-style restaurants and am always happy if my colleagues propose to go to "just a simple restaurant", which usually means it is very good (as otherwise they wouldn't suggest a "cheap" place). So, tonight we went to the Roppongi branch of Tengu ...

 

Haram (diaphragm), Mentaiko, Tofu motsunabe (intestine stew with miso & tofu - excellent), Gyutan (tongue), Tsukune (minced chicken & cartilage), chicken livers and potatoes in thick sweet soy sauce (my favorite of the night), Hatsu (heart) and mixed pickles. Whisky highballs ad libitum, as we booked the "nomihodai" package - all you can drink for 120 min (which is surprisingly a lot 😁) ...

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12 hours ago, KennethT said:

Is it some kind of whiskey cocktail or is it just a LOT of whiskey on the rocks?

It's whisky with club soda. Depending on your friendly server alcohol content ranges from maybe 3% to something close to 10%. Color is a good indicator. And based on my experience a German guy who orders offal and knows a few funky Japanese words gets usually the stronger stuff 😋

 

It is very refreshing and has a lot less calories than beer ...

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19 minutes ago, Duvel said:

chicken livers and potatoes in thick sewer soy sauce (my favorite of the night), 

This one sounds very interesting although I’m fairly certain you didn’t mean sewer soy sauce. Or did you?

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Dinning solo.  Found a vac pak of 4 chicken wings and had left over rice and black beans.   Did the wings in the CSO on steam bake

 

 

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40 minutes ago, Anna N said:

This one sounds very interesting although I’m fairly certain you didn’t mean sewer soy sauce. Or did you?

Sorry, sweeeeeeet. Will correct it.

 

Its pretty much like the Unagi basting sauce. Lovely combination, especially with the soft potatoes soaking up the sauce ...

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Greek salad, zucchini cooked in foil on the grill with olive oil,  garlic, S&P and grated Romano cheese and some Korean BBQ wings.

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Dinner that I'd forgotten to post: meatloaf with shredded mozzarella on top, side of steamed edamame

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Corn, sadly not the best.  The previous ears this year have been pretty good.  Made up for by fresh, local tomatoes...picked at sundown, twelve feet away.  Coleslaw, an avocado, and the rest of last night's pork.  Bottle of soave.  Bread.

 

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Pizza.

 

Margarita.

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Underskirt:

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Ajvar, feta, nigella:

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Ricotta, mozzarella, figs, aniseed:

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10 hours ago, scubadoo97 said:

Dinning solo.  Found a vac pak of 4 chicken wings and had left over rice and black beans.   Did the wings in the CSO on steam bake

 

 

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At what temperature  and for how long please?

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More vacation cooking.  The other day we grilled up some ribs and chicken that we picked up at one if the island grocery stores.  I only got a photo of the ribs...

 

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Last night we grilled some Snake River Farms waygu steaks that we brought down frozen.  There were four.  Seasoned

 

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Cooked

 

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sliced

 

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I don't eat red meat so made a nicoise sandwich

 

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I knew something was up when I boarded the local train from Anegasaki station after a really long day at the production site. It was crowded beyond anything I had ever experienced. Getting out at Makuhari with literally thousands of people confirmed that suspicion.

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I took a taxi for the normally 10 min walk to the hotel only to learn upon check in that today was the annual fireworks in Makuhari (one of the bigger ones in Japan) and since all fireworks for tomorrow had been cancelled to to an incoming typhoon, everyone wanted to join tonight.

After explaining that the very nice girl at the check-in told me that Because fireworks would start in 5 min and so.e guests for the "perfect view" rooms didn't show up I'd be up for a treat ...

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I had a great view on the fireworks and headed out shortly after only to find that again literally thousand of people gad the very same idea ...

Spend some time in the hot spring of the hotel, then dozed off and woke up famished at 23.30h. Only reasonable option was pizza napoletana at the hitel-owned cafe, which wasn't half as bad, followed by curry-flavored rice crackers. Waiting time for the pizza and the pizza itself was accompanied by Whisky highball ... A pleasant start into the weekend !

 

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We have had house guests for the last few days and they wanted my El Pollo Loco style chicken, so I made up a batch.  They are all dark meat folks, so a breast for me and thighs for them.  Served with broccoli made in the IP and salad.  Dessert was compressed watermelon.  I had a glass (or two) of Lodi Zin.

 

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4 hours ago, ElsieD said:

 

At what temperature  and for how long please?

350f X 50 min.   Flipped halfway 20-25 min

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I needed something quick last night. Tuna sauce over angel hair. I like it when I'm in a hurry (well even when I'm not), because I can have the sauce done in the time it takes to boil the water and cook the pasta.

 

 

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If I could list all the recipes and variations on them I have made more than a few times, I bet Martini chicken would be right up there somewhere after hamburgers. Today we had a variation. It was made the same but topped with mozzarella and tomatoes marinated in a dressing with basil.  Whoever wrote this recipe called it Chicken Milanese.

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I seldom have an opportunity to enjoy a beverage after dinner, but tonight's meal was so delicious I wanted it to go on and on.  I grilled lamb chops and baked a potato on a bed of salt, and served them up with beans.  Thirty second green beans.  Lots of thirty second green beans.

 

Now enjoying a Balaklava Special No. 1, Charles H. Baker Jr.  Saves having to wash the wine glass.  Remember the Maine!  Oops, no I think that must be rum and Coke.  Thin red line, and all of that.

 

 

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15 hours ago, liuzhou said:

 

Given the number of typos in your post - not normal for you - I'm guessing more than one highball or three was involved!

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Normally I'd say you are overestimating both my English capabilities and my capacity for alcohol ...

But of course you are spot on 😋


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I rather shot myself in the foot tonight.  I had the brilliant idea of avoiding the heat in the kitchen (around 40ºC) and doing a 1-10-10 chicken breast. You only have to be in the kitchen to start the thing off, then you can leave after the first minute and let it get on with it. Pop back for a second between the two 10s and Robert is your father's brother.  I planned to serve this with a simple salad - tomato and balcony basil.

 

In a moment of total distraction, I felt the need of some carbs and insanely decided that the only possibility was what I call not-onion-bahjis. Due to India and China's long troubled relationship history, I cannot easily  get many Indian essentials, including the requisite gram flour. So, must to the disgust of the entire population of the Indian sub-continent,  I make do with regular all-purpose flour. I pimped my regular beer batter up with fried chilli flakes and black mustard seeds and mixed in the onions. Then had to stand over a very hot oil-filled wok while the damned things cooked.

 

"The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley" as Robert Burns said when he tried to cook bahjis. Still, mine tasted better than his!

 

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it was raining out.  I cooked a rib cap steak using the reverse sear method inside. and had a great Brouilly with it

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