Friday, January 18, 2008

Oyster Chowder

Riding my bike back to my apartment tonight, I made up my mind to have a hearty soup for dinner. The temperature dropped more than I had expected, and I was almost frozen to death on my way back.

At the supermarket I dropped by, I spent more time than I wanted to, because I couldn't decide what soup to make. Once I filled my shopping basket with ingredients for chanko-nabe. But when I saw oysters on the shelf, my inner voice said, "Oyster chowder! Juicy, plump oysters in hot milky chowder with black peppers sprinkled on top!!" AH! How could I resist?

So when I finally had this nice, warm oyster chowder at my kotatsu, it was already past 10 pm. Now I'm warm and satisfied, and sleepy...



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Anonymous said...

That soup sounds really delicious. Lately I've been craving clam chowder but I like oysters even more than clams so this would be perfect!

Anonymous said...

Nice to hear you bike ride to get around, a very healthy way to communte. I miss being on my bike. Can't get into drop bar position well enough, (car accident). I should just change my handlebars out.
Well, your oyster chowder makes my mouth water. Everything look good, even your "Bloopers".
Really enjoy your blog.

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Anonymous said...

Miss em small oysters in Japan! They were so good! The chowder looks so yummy!

obachan said...

Hi. Thanks for the invitation.

I love clam chowder, too. But good, big clams are hard to find here. :(

Anonymous commenter
I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying my blog. Keep coming back! ;)
Yeah, bicycling is a healthy way to commute, but very unpleasant on rainy days... especially in winter.

Crunchasarus Rex
Thank you!!

Good thing is that this year we don't have a severe outbreak of norovirus here like we did in the 2006-2007 winter season. I was really scared to eat oysters last winter.