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Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

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Two 'little' sliders with slices of corned pork tongue and  Dijon mustard topped with some Greek salad left over from last night.

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Lunch out again! After a morning of birding on Galveston, our group of four retired to the Cajun Greek for lunch.

 

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I had the Shrimp Diablo! Three Bacon-wrapped Gulf Shrimp with a Diablo Sauce on a bed of Cajun Rice.

 

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Trying (unsuccessfully) to escape the heavy rain brought by Taifun #12,  I took a train to Karuizawa, Nagano prefecture. 

The local speciality is Soba, specifically Kurumi soba, where the dipping sauce Tsuyu is enriched with a paste of freshly ground walnuts. And conveniently enough for the kitchen staff, the guest have to do the grinding.

 

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Served with the beer brewed in this mountain town, Tempura and finished with Sobayu, the starchy boiling water of the buckwheat noodles that one dilutes with the remaining Tsuyu. All was delicious ...

 

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28 minutes ago, Duvel said:

The local speciality is Soba, specifically Kurumi soba, where the dipping sauce Tsuyu is enriched with a paste of freshly ground walnuts. 

Thank you for showing as not only the meal but the progression of the meal. I  found it very interesting.  Love that tiny suribachi. 

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I like fermented foods.

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A new batch of rhubarb kimchi (in photo above).

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2 hours ago, Anna N said:

Thank you for showing as not only the meal but the progression of the meal. I  found it very interesting.  Love that tiny suribachi. 

 

I love that one as well. And I know already - having 45 min on Monday in the Mekka of Japanese kitchenware, Kappabashi - what will go home with me to Hong Kong ...

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17 minutes ago, Duvel said:

 

I love that one as well. And I know already - having 45 min on Monday in the Mekka of Japanese kitchenware, Kappabashi - what will go home with me to Hong Kong ...

Oh, Kappabashi! I could have spent DAYS there. And more money than I'll ever have.

 

I contented myself with my Misonos.

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1 hour ago, Duvel said:

 

I love that one as well. And I know already - having 45 min on Monday in the Mekka of Japanese kitchenware, Kappabashi - what will go home with me to Hong Kong ...

Now you are being cruel! 😋

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4 hours ago, Duvel said:

 

I love that one as well. And I know already - having 45 min on Monday in the Mekka of Japanese kitchenware, Kappabashi - what will go home with me to Hong Kong ...

 

I have what looks like the exact same one, possibly in a larger size.

 

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28 minutes ago, robirdstx said:

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Nachos after 8 minutes in the CSO on Convection Bake at 375F ~ finished with Black Olives and Sour Cream

 

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Wish I had that dish in front of me right now!  What did you use for chips?  Were they your own?  What was the cheese?

 

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Wow!   That's really , um, colorful!

 

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11 minutes ago, lindag said:

Wow!   That's really , um, colorful!

 

 

And also stains shirts real bad...

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5 minutes ago, shain said:

 

And also stains shirts real bad...

Real bad!!!

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1 hour ago, shain said:

I see this on the menu sometime soon. 

 

 

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Zucchini and tomato salad with a dijon vinaigrette and the pasta from the other night served cold with a sprinkle of lemon zest and a little of the vinaigrette drizzled on top. No one complained.

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Gee Wizzz

 

@MRE

 

where have your been ?

 

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great stuff !

 

ome Kudos is going your nway from me !

 

P.S.:

 

no Cuisinart Combo Oven

 

wait for it and get it

 

Tomato and cheese toasties ?

 

look forward to them

 

cheers again !

 

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2 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Wish I had that dish in front of me right now!  What did you use for chips?  Were they your own?  What was the cheese?

 

 

Chips are right out of the bag. Use whichever type you like. I didn’t have enough of the Mexican shredded blend I usually have on hand, so added a couple of torn slices of Pepper Jack.

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16 hours ago, Duvel said:

Trying (unsuccessfully) to escape the heavy rain brought by Taifun #12,  I took a train to Karuizawa, Nagano prefecture. 

The local speciality is Soba, specifically Kurumi soba, where the dipping sauce Tsuyu is enriched with a paste of freshly ground walnuts. And conveniently enough for the kitchen staff, the guest have to do the grinding.

 

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Served with the beer brewed in this mountain town, Tempura and finished with Sobayu, the starchy boiling water of the buckwheat noodles that one dilutes with the remaining Tsuyu. All was delicious ...

 

Now I've got myself to wondering, what else is in the tsuyu besides walnuts?

 

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54 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Now I've got myself to wondering, what else is in the tsuyu besides walnuts?

 

Sorry, maybe wrongly put. It's Tsuyu plus walnuts, so the ground nuts get loosened/diluted with Tsuyu (comprised of dashi, soy sauce, mirin, sake) ...


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3 minutes ago, Duvel said:

Sorry, maybe wrongly put. It's Tsuyu plus walnuts, so the ground nuts get loosened/diluted with Tsuyu (comprised of dashi, soy sauce, mirin, sake) ...

 

 

Thanks.  Since I've been on a Georgian food kick I've been keeping ground walnuts on hand.  But I can't make dashi till I freeze up a couple trays of deionized water for the kombu broth.  Long story.  And that would mean interfering with my mai tai.

 

Though I have to say, if I go to the effort to make dashi I drink it neat from a dedicated wooden bowl.  One of the world's most perfect foods.

 

 

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Walking the main (shopping) street of Karuizawa I came across a shop selling DLG (German agricultural association)-awarded meat products. As a German I simply had to sample and ensure that quality standards have not eroded since 2006 ...

 

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They have not. It was a good Bratwurst, grilled perfectly to order and my poor balancing skills aside (which cause the sausage to roll over and smear the mustard everywhere) it was a quick and satisfying lunch ...

 

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As an interesting side note: They also sell Wasabi-flavoured Leberkäse ... should I give this a try at home 🤔 ?

 

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Surely that Bratwurst wouldn’t sustain me for long. So, upon returning to Tokyo station I headed down to the lower basement for Tokyo station’s Ramen Street, a collection of famous and semi-famous Ramen shops. 

 

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I opted for Rokurinsha (of Chang’s “Mind of a chef” fame), arguably the best Tsukemen in Tokyo. Of course there was a queue...

 

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After 30 min or so I was placed and with the prepaid stamp purchased while waiting in line I got the classic Tsukemen. The noodles were thick, almost Udon-like, but with the typical Ramen bite and a slight yellowish hue. The broth was super concentrated, with Tamago, Menma and Chashu, as well a tiny square of nori with a heap full of fish powder for some extra Umami ...

 

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The leftover dipping sauce can be - upon request - augmented with extra fish broth and Yuzu salt, but I preferred just to drink it meat. Lovely second lunch - I might need to downsize my dinner plans 😋

 

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