Wild vegetable tasting "Horsetail"
I found some shoots(stems?) of field horsetail. It's still cold but spring is getting closer day by day.I pick them up with my daughter. these shoots are edible so we tried them.Soaking them in water to get rid of harshness. (Better to boil them.)Fried them with soy sauce and sugar(mirin sake).It was pretty good taste.Many wild vegetables or herbs are coming out in springtime. It's so fun to taste them.No need to look after them they just grow naturally and organically.I imagine that hunter and gathering era people could not wait to see spring.And my DNA might remember the taste and my body gets energized by eating wild plants. Now I feel I'm so rich.
Do you know sunchoke (Jerusalem artichoke)?A root vegetable looks like ginger.I didn't know about sunchoke until I moved to Keihoku. (Sunchoke is Kikuimo in Japanese.)It is native to North America. And it was introduced to Japan as an ornamental flower during the Edo period, and now it has spread all over Japan and now they grow wild.I've heard that it grows will in the riverbed of the Kamo river in Kyoto city center.It grows naturally, so it's relatively easy to grow.I found them in the roadside station Woody Keihoku. I bought them. Sunchoke contains inulin and seems to be good for losing weight and diabetes.The texture is like lotus root.I like to eat it deep fried. If you fry it, it becomes soft and delicious.You can eat it raw, so you can use it as a salad, you can enjoy the crunchy texture.This time, I asked my wife to make a stew using sunchoke.Sunchoke still has a crunchy texture after cook and delicious.I think sunchoke is a rare vegetable you don't often see at supermarkets.If you find it on sale in Woody Keihoku, please give it a try.
My wife took my child to a hospital last week, and the doctor told her that my child should refrain from wheat flour because he is allergic to wheat.She went to a roadside station "Woody Keihoku", found Keihoku rice flour, so she bought it right away. So we've been using the rice flour instead of wheat flour for the past few days.It's very good.We often eat pancakes for breakfast, so this morning I made pancakes using the rice flour.The following are the ingredients for 5 servings (roughly).・Rice flour 300 g ・Soy milk 200 ml? (Use it until the dough gets good smoothness.)・2 eggs・3 tbsp yogurt・Baking soda 1 teaspoonA handful of raisins, walnuts, cashew nuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and dates.I mixed the ingredients and fry it using olive oil.Adding yogurt is my secret to make it fluffy and delicious.How does it taste?It must be good.It was delicious to me.It's even better than wheat flour pancake.A gluten-free diet seems to be good for the health, so try making rice flour pancakes with Keihoku rice flour.
Taste spring "butterbur shoot"
It is spring according to the calendar, but it is still cold.Daylight hours getting longer and it's getting warmer day by day.I found some butterbur shoots in my garden.As it is a warm winter this year, they seem to come out earlier than usual.so I harvested them and cooked to taste the spring.I fried the butterbur shoots with potato starch with water.And put some salts on it.The unique bitterness is really good.I am very happy to be able to feel spring through my five senses.There are many attractions of living in Satoyama, but it is the most fun to feel spring with tastes.Don't you think it's cool to taste spring with wild vegetables?I'm looking forward to eating the wild vegetables growing around my house.
Make it as your place "Malieu"
I'd like to introduce a patisserie and cafe "MaLieu" just opened this month.The owner, Natsumi Katsuyama, graduated from a confectionery school.She was trained to make cakes in the manufacturing department of Marblanche. (Famous cake shop in Kyoto.)Malieu sells cakes and baked sweets and has a cafe.You can choose your favorite cake or drink. I asked Ms. Katsuyama "what would you recommend!?""I recommend cream Cookie puff, and Mont Blanc is the best among cakes.""Ok" I decided to have Mont Blanc.And she said, "It's the least sweet cake in this window case. It's not too sweet, and the taste of chestnuts spreads gently in your mouth."She used to be a Mont Blanc chef at another cake shop.The chestnut cream on the sponge is very fine and beautiful.It has homemade simmered chestnut inside.(But the homemade version is only available in limited quantities for this season.)You can enjoy the original taste of chestnuts to the end.I chose a cafe latte for the drink. It comes with cute latte art.It was so cute that I hesitated to drink it. The name "Malieu" means "My place." in French.Why don't you come to Malieu to find your place?It will surely be the place of "My favorite."!Patisserie & Cafe Malieu601 - 025121 -3 Nishichoda, Keihoku-Shuzan-cho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City(1 minute walk south from JR Bus Shuzan bus stop)OPEN ... Fri, Sat, Sunday Weekends 3 days 11: 00 ~ 19: 00(Cafe last order is at 18: 00.)*Please check at the store or on Instagram if you would like to close temporarily or change the business day.TEL: 080-6212-0549mail: email@example.com: @ pati.cafe.malieu
Unforgettable taste ②"Tokiwa's sirloin steak"
Following on from the previous blog, I would like to introduce a Japanese black beef restaurant "Tokiwa".We were asked to make a menu for the restaurant, so I had to take a lot of photos and after I enjoyed Tokiwa's meal.This is the photographer's perquisite.In the previous blog, I introduced sukiyaki, but this time, I will introduce sirloin steak.After the shooting, I had it with the staff of Satoyama Design.My impression of the first bite was "OMG!" It was more than delicious, it was amazing!The marbled meat with an exquisite balance was not heavy at all, and it was much lighter than I expected, and it was easy to eat. Every time I chew it, the taste melting out in my mouth.My colleague said, "This is the best steak I've ever had."Me "Sure, this is terribly good, it's the real one."The two of us nodding as while we eat.You can have this steak (Use of private rooms on the second floor) for 4,700 yen for 200 grams. It comes with rice and salad.If you want to eat a lot, you can order 300grams as well.You can buy this is a sirloin steak for a gift. 12,000 for 200grams x3(Deliverable. Cool courier service 60 size, the shipping fee is 1,150 yen to 1,260 yen. Overseas shipping is not available.)The restaurant has limited sales often.So if you go to Tokiwa's restaurant and the sirloin steak is on sale, you gotta try it.The sales are handwritten on the whiteboard in the restaurant, so you can easily find them.There are many other menus.This is a beef cutlet set meal 1,500 yen.Meat stir-fry 1,550 yenMeat vegetable stir-fry 1,000 yenHamburg set meal 950 yen (limited edition)Pork cutlet set meal 1,100 yen(All prices are tax included.)It is often full especially on weekends, so I recommend you to make a reservation.Please drop by when you come to Keihoku.---------Japanese black restaurant Tokiwa1 Uedai, Keihoku-Shuzan-cho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, 601 0251It is a 2 minute walk from Shuzan Bus Terminal. 5 minutes walk from Woody Keihoku.075-852-0014Meat sales 10: 30 ~ 19: 00 Closed WednesdayDinner (Reservations required) 11: 30 ~ 17: 00 Closed: Wednesdays and ThursdaysRestaurant (Reservation Priority) 11: 30 ~ 17: 00 Closed: Wednesdays, Thursdays(Last order: 16: 30)*You can only make a reservation until 15: 00 on Tuesday.HP: https://wagyuu-tokiwa.jimdofree.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tokiwa.ayako/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keihokutokiwa/
Unforgettable taste ①"Tokiwa's Sukiyaki"
I went to a Japanese black beef restaurant "Tokiwa" in Shuzan Keihoku.At restaurant Tokiwa, you can have delicious meals for 1,000 yen to 5,000 yen.Actually, I got asked the restaurant to make their brochure and flyer so I went to take pictures of their menu.BeforeI started taking photos the owner said to me.Owner "Please have try our menu after you finish shooting."Me "Are you sure? Ohh Yes! yes! Please!!!"I took photos of rib roast sukiyaki.The rib roast of A5 or A4 Japanese black must be delicious.During shooting the photos, the smell was so yummy・・。I was like a horse with a carrot hanging in front, I desperately finished the shooting.Let me eat!Wow! The moment I put it in my mouth, it melted.This is really delicious.It was far beyond form my expectations. I was moved.This Sukiyaki is not a regular restaurant menu so you need to make a reservation. The price is 5,800 yen (with tax and service charge) for 200 g, which is really good price.If you eat it in Kyoto city center, it will cost more than 10,000 yen.You can have a private tatami room on the second floor, so it's perfect for a family celebration.Tokiwa is a butcher and they buy a whole Japanese black beef, so that's why they can offer it at this price.If you want to try it out cheaper, how about the sirloin yakishabu set meal for 2200 yen (tax inc)?This is also quite delicious. The ponzu sauce is superb.If you don't need veggies and just want to eat good meat, I think this one may be better.They also have one-person small sukiyaki from 2,200 yen.You can eat this at a restaurant.It is a limited meal about 5 meals a day, so I recommend you to make a reservation.If it's delicious, you can buy meat for souvenirs at the meat shop next door.They have marbled beef for gifts to reasonable cuts for daily use.This is a 500 g gift (About 3 servings) from 9,000 yen (Deliverable. Cool courier service 60 size, the shipping fee is 1,150 yen to 1,260 yen. Overseas shipping is not available.)To be honest, if you want to eat at home, a cheaper cut meet is good enough. It's really delicious.At the end of the year, meat for Sukiyaki as a gift would be sold out quickly so you need to book it very early. but I think you can order it right away at this time of the year.Also, I have a trivia to share. In fact, Japanese black's oil is rich in smooth unsaturated fatty acids, and it makes your blood smooth and is good for your health. Especially Female beef is richer in unsaturated fatty acids.Please give it a try. It's an unforgettable taste.Tokiwa has a lot of fans and there are some customers who come every year from far away.Did I grab your stomach?There are still many delicious dishes, Tokiwa, I will introduce the sequel in the next article.---------Japanese black restaurant Tokiwa1 Uedai, Keihoku-Shuzan-cho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, 601 0251It is a 2 minute walk from Shuzan Bus Terminal. 5 minutes walk from Woody Keihoku.075-852-0014Meat sales 10: 30 ~ 19: 00 Closed WednesdayDinner (Reservations required) 11: 30 ~ 17: 00 Closed: Wednesdays and ThursdaysRestaurant (Reservation Priority) 11: 30 ~ 17: 00 Closed: Wednesdays, Thursdays(Last order: 16: 30)*You can only make a reservation until 15: 00 on Tuesday.HP: https://wagyuu-tokiwa.jimdofree.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tokiwa.ayako/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keihokutokiwa/
Come on garlic!
My vegetable garden got attack by deer and wild boars last year.At the end of last year, I was wishing "I want to grow my vegetable." After a few days,A farmer friend of mine gave me some huge garlic and said "The buds are out, so you can plant it." she quickly put soil into a pot and planted garlic in it, and gave it to me as a present.Wow, I gotta my little vegetable garden. Thank you!Deer won't be able to eat this garlic.After leaving it for about three weeks, I wondered what happened to the garlic and found it sprouting from the soil! yes!!It seems to be planted in autumn, but if there is garlic sprouting in your kitchen, I think it will grow if you plant it now. Please give it a shot.I'm ready to harvest! Come on garlic!!