Good morning from cold Tokyo.
Recently, I had a couple visit me from Dubai, who already had great knowledge of Japanese cuisine. They wanted to see how real Japanese people cook their favorite main dishes.
The two main dishes they selected were Tonkatsu (Japanese Pork Cutlet) and Saba no Miso-ni (Miso Simmered Mackerel).
The two side dishes I paired with their choice of mains were Pickled Wakame (Seaweed) Cucumber Salad and Japanese Sesame Spinach Salad.
Of course they enjoyed making Miso Soup made with fresh Japanese Soup Stock and Rice.
While eating, we talked about Japanese traditional events and food, cultural differences, home cooking and so much more…we couldn’t stop talking! :-). I also taught them how to use different ingredients when it is difficult to get authentic Japanese ingredients in their home country. For example, in Dubai it is difficult to get Japanese sake.
We enjoyed a lot of eating and learning about Japanese home cooking!
Thank you for coming