It is Ramen Class today!
Miso Ramen with sautéed ground pork and simmered pork on top
Crushed Cucumber marinated with soy- ginger
Welcome to my kitchen, wonderful family from New Zealand and food lover Spanish man! They loved Miso Ramen. The class was a lot of fun and I laughed a lot during the class. Thank you everyone to make the class delightful!
I’m glad to hear that the family cooked Ramen after they got back to their home in New Zealand.
This is Miso Ramen we cooked at the class.
I prepare chicken soup and simmered pork hours ahead and we will finish wish season the soup, stair fly vegetables and sautéed ground pork and preparing ramen noodle together at the class. we made Gyoza in the class. everybody like to wrap the gyoza, and did very well!
The places we shared at the class….
When there are more than two groups in a class, we often share the trip information. I often realize that there are many aspect of Tokyo even Japan, like food, hot springs and amusements but I haven’t know a lot of things. Now I learn a lot from my gests. I appreciate that very much!
This is a nice sushi restaurant. The price is super, but believe it worth.
sushi shou in yotsuya Alain Ducasse’s favarite, pricy too
This is not that so expensive but really nice sushi. There is a brunch in tsukiji outside of the market. “Sushi-sei”
This is Okinawa shop in Ginza. The shop might have sea grapes.
This is a website for taco rice in Tokyo written in Japanese but pics are nice.
I had a request form a young Danish man to cook ginger pork as a main dish today. Actually, he requested a recipe calls a few ingredients. Then I gave several dishes and he picked up pork ginger.
He found out there are many pork menus in restaurants in this country. That is true, we eat more pork and chicken dishes than beef dishes since beef is an expensive ingredient either restaurants and grocery stores.
He cooks egg omelet, tamago-yaki. You might see tamago-yaki in Tsukiji fish market as a street food. The recipe of Japanese style egg omelet calls mainly egg, sugar and soy sauce. If you have square pan, you can make nice square omelet, but even if you don’t have the pan, as long as you have spatula, you can make nice shaped omelet in a round pan.
It seems not easy to make square shaped egg omelet, but once you get it to roll the egg sheet you can do it by yourself.
Hope you bring the technique back to your home and show off to your family beautiful egg omelet!
I’m so glad to hear that tsukiji inside market stay the place for more months.
Since my place, Yotsuya, has a bus stop to Tsukiji market I go for shopping there at least once a month regularly. It takes about 20 min by bus to there.
After get off the bus, first I head to inside fish market. I strait go to buy fresh salmon in “Sanmasu” . The store provides fresh thick cut salmon, those are very flavorful and juicy. I can choose from salted, light salted, non-salted . Also can get fatty part “harami” , salmon roe and smoked salmon. Those are inexpensive and never find such fresh salmon in the store near my area.
* Attention, inside market allows to enter for visitor after 10 am.
Mimasu / salmon shop
There are not only seafood shops, but also exclusive meat shop inside the market. I chose high grade beef from Hokkaido for special dinner. The butcher cut preference thickness for me. This meat could be cut as thin slice for Sukiyaki or Shabu shabu. It is pricy, but worth to taste. When I want to have really nice beef for special occasion, I come here and ask the butcher what to buy.
I also buy fresh seasonal seafood, like oysters, scallops, squids, shrimps and tuna. I often go there with my friends, which is good we can share bulk of seafood, which usually wholesale for fishmongers and restaurants.
I’ll come back shopping later!
Good news for travelers!
Tokyo announced that Tsukiji will not relocate to new place on November 2016. The fish market will stay the original place for months ( or longer?).
Tsukiji fish market relocation facing delay by new Gov. Yuriko Koike
The fish market has been running in Tsukiji, next to Ginza area, for more than 70 years. The buildings for the wholesales are old now but the distinct atmosphere fascinates people from all over the world.
I am one of the big fan of Tsukiji inside market. There are vigorous fishmongers and beautiful fresh seafood just arrived from their littoral regions can be seen in the 70 years-old atmosphere.
If you are planning to go to see tuna auctions, I recommend you to arrive before 2:30 am in Tsukiji. According to the fish market security, the time for distributing ticket is earlier and earlier depending on people who come to get ticket for the tuna auction entrance. this is the information on April 2016, so I’m not sure if 2:30 is early enough to get the ticket for now. I tried to go to see the tuna market with my friend from New York and arrived at 3:30 pm, but it was too late and we needed to give up to see that! We missed it!
I strongly recommend to check reliable website if you want to go, I apologize that I couldn’t find the website which is shown exact time you need to arrive there.
There are links of Tuna auction info.
Tsukiji Fish Market Tuna Auction: Worth it to wake up at 3:45am?
Too late to wake up 3:45 though !
There is a lovely couple from U.K attended cooking class. We had a great time to cook together and enjoyed talking a lot :D.
The class is a birthday gift from Ms. R to her boyfriend Mr. R.
See! both of them are very good at using chopsticks for cooking, not only eating!
The menu on Jul 28th ’16
Egg plant miso dengaku (sweet miso paste)
Cucumber sesame vinegar dressing
Rice and Miso soup
They both LOVED what we cooked. We talked a lot about trip in Japan, how we think about Tokyo for tourists and their life in their country. After we ate nice food and talked a lot, I felt like I’m inviting my friends to my house.
Thank you for coming my place, Ms. R and Mr. R.
Good luck for climbing Mt. Fuji!
*what we share in this class
Tsukiji Sushi Place
Sushi Sei Shin kan