Tori dango (chicken meatball) Nabe
It was so darn cold here today. I bet more than 90% of Japanese had nabe dinner tonight.
Oh, I'm positive. ;)
This green stuff right next to the grated daikon radish is not wasabi. It is yuzu kosho, green chili paste flavored with yuzu zest. This condiment was not so popular 5 years ago, but thanks to a popular TV cooking show, it has become popular throughout Japan recently.
What's nice about yuzu kosho is that it has refreshing citrus flavor AND a spicy kick. That is why it is so versatile... Now many Japanese foodies use this condiment to spice up meat, poultry, fish, tofu, potato, noodles, tempura and even pasta dishes, not to mention various sauces and dressings. (Actually I was going to try out "tuna cream pasta with yuzu kosho" today, but it was so cold that I couldn't resist the temptation of nabe dish.)
Ahhh... I have to get up extremely early tomorrow morning to work at the bento shop... Sigh
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Posted by obachan at 12/04/2007 11:41:00 PM