Category Archives: Shizuoka agricultural products

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M2 Labo Shizuoka Products Recipe by Tateru Yoshino at Le Cordon Bleu: Sanoman Co. Dry Aging Beef, Pan-fried with Bone Marrow Crust

M2 Labo Shizuoka Products Recipe by Tateru Yoshino at Le Cordon Bleu: Sanoman Co. Dry Aging Beef, Pan-fried with Bone Marrow Crust
On Thursday 26th , 2014, I had the pleasure to attend to a special event organized by my good friend, Dominique Corby, Headmaster of The Cordon Bleu French Gastronomy School in Tokyo and Kobe, who invited Chef Tateru Yoshino to demonstrate his recipes with Shizuoka Products in front of famed magazines, media and gastronomes!

Tateru Yoshino used a unique product in Japan for his recipe: Sanoman Co’s dry aging beef prepared in Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture!

The same beef used by Tateru Yshino were forwarded by M2 Labo Co. in Kikugawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture, thanks to their intricate agricultural network supporting the producers and products of Shizuoka Prefecture!

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Tateru Yoshino (center) and Domonique Corby discussing the recipe demonstration collaboration before the arrival of the guests!

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Tateru Yoshino inspecting the beef!
It was a first for him as dry aging beef matured for 42 days exists only at Sanoman Co. in Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture!

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Preparing a cut for an attentive audience who were also making a discovery!

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Taking notes and checking the information and pamphlets provided by Shizuoka Prefecture government!

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Keeping things as simple as possible to preserve the true flavors of the meat with only salt and pepper and frying it carefully!
During that time Tateru Yoshino demonstrated how to make a bone marrow paste for the crust and the red wine sauce in true French manner!

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Sanoman Co. Dry Aging Beef, Pan-fried with Bone Marrow Crust and Red Wine Sauce!

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Dry aging beef poelee en croute de moelle, sauce au Vin Rouge!

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The dry aging beef and the other recipes of the day being exhibited for photography!

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During that time the same recipes were prepared on the 3rd floor for the guests to taste and discuss!

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Splendid drinks with all that sublime gastronomy!

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And Sanoman Co’s dry aging beef!

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After the party Le Cordon Bleu’s staff naturally came to taste and discuss, too!

Thank you so much, Mr. Tateru Yoshino!

M2Labo Inc., VEGI PROVIDER, Sync Foods
439-0006 Kikugawa City, Horinouchi, 110-1, 102
Tel.: 0537-28-7721
Fax: 0547-28-7724
HOMEPAGE

LE CORDON BLEU Japan, Inc
150-0033, Tokyo, Shibuya Ku, Sarugaku Cho, 28-13, ROOB-1, 1F
Tel.: 03-5489-0142
Fax: 03-5489-0052

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So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
rre.Cuisine
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

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M2 Labo Shizuoka Products Recipe by Dominique Corby at Le Cordon Bleu 2: Low Temperature Baked Amago Trout, Cream of Shizuoka Vegetables and Thick Soy Sauce Jelly

On Thursday 26th , 2014, I had the pleasure to attend to a special event organized by my good friend, Dominique Corby, Headmaster of the The Cordon Bleu French Gastronomy School in Tokyo and Kobe, who demonstrated his recipes with Shizuoka Products in front of famed magazines, media and gastronomes!

This is his second recipe!

All the products used by Dominique Corby were forwarded by M2 Labo Co. in Kikugawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture, thanks to their intricate agricultural network supporting the producers and products of Shizuoka Prefecture!
Vegetables were produced by Nagomi Farm in Fujinomiya City and the Amago Trout was raised in Shuzenji, Izu Peninsula in Shitayama Fish Farm!

As i said before I always make a point to come very early to such events to be able to catch pictures from the “Scene behind”!
I found Dominique in a very Japanese accoutrement!

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The team!
Most of the food had to be prepared beforehand for the party on the 3rd floor following the demonstration on the 1st floor. That is when you a superlative team the likes of which Dominique has the luck to be graced with!

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The vegetables used this time were organic vegetables grown in Fujinomiya City at the foot of Mount Fuji!

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The amago trout raised by Shitayama Fish Farm in Shuzenji, Izu Peninsula, were first dressed into large fillets which were baked at only 38 degrees for over 40 minutes.

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The fillets out of the oven!

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Before the live demonstration all attending gastronomes and reporters were provided with Shizuoka material by the Shizuoka Government!

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Very attentive audience!

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The amago was then mounted on a Cremeux de Legumes/Vegetables creamy Paste with Organic vegetables grown by Nagomi Farm in Fujinomiya City.

A thick jelly was prepared with dashi and soy sauce to cover the fish and add a finishing seasoning touch!

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The whole demonstration aligned for photographers!

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Later everyone met on the third floor to enjoy the recipes and discuss them in earnest!

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Little jewels!

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Amago Cuit a basse temperature, Cremeux de Legumes de Shizuoka, Gelee epaisse de dashi au Shoyu!
Low Temperature Baked Amago Trout, Cream of Shizuoka Vegetables and Thick Soy Sauce Jelly!

Thank you Dominique!

M2Labo Inc., VEGI PROVIDER, Sync Foods
439-0006 Kikugawa City, Horinouchi, 110-1, 102
Tel.: 0537-28-7721
Fax: 0547-28-7724
HOMEPAGE

LE CORDON BLEU Japan, Inc
150-0033, Tokyo, Shibuya Ku, Sarugaku Cho, 28-13, ROOB-1, 1F
Tel.: 03-5489-0142
Fax: 03-5489-0052
Dominique Corby on FACEBOOK

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
rre.Cuisine
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

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M2 Labo Shizuoka Products Recipe by Dominique Corby at Le Cordon Bleu 1: Light Vegetables and Soy Milk soup, Onsen Tamago, Wasabi Espuma, and Amagi Shamo Chicken!

On Thursday 26th , 2014, I had the pleasure to attend to a special event organized by my good friend, Dominique Corby, Headmaster of the The Cordon Bleu French Gastronomy School in Tokyo and Kobe, who demonstrated his recipes with Shizuoka Products in front of famed magazines, media and gastronomes!

All the products used by Dominique Corby were forwarded by M2 Labo Co. in Kikugawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture, thanks to their intricate agricultural network supporting the producers and products of Shizuoka Prefecture!
Amagi Shamo Chicken is extravagant meat produced by Horie farm in Shuzenji, Izu Peninsula. Vegetables were produced by Nagomi Farm in Fujinomiya City and the whole fresh wasabi were cultivated by Maru Ichi Farm in Utogi, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

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I always make a point to come very early to such events to be able to catch pictures from the “Scene behind”!
I found Dominique in a very Japanese accoutrement!

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The team!
Most of the food had to be prepared beforehand for the party on the 3rd floor following the demonstration on the 1st floor. That is when you a superlative team the likes of which Dominique has the luck to be graced with!

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The vegetables used this time were organic vegetables grown in Fujinomiya City at the foot of Mount Fuji and wasabi grown in Utogi, Shizuoka City!

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The work table with the Amagi Shamo Chicken from Shuzenji, Izu peninsula!

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Dominique had decided to prepare the chicken in the simplest way possible as to preserve its true taste.
The chicken is actually partly fed with wasabi leaves.
So, the chicken was cooked with wasabi leaves inside airtight bags so as to preserve all its aromas and tastes!

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Delicate work!

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The cooked chicken out of the oven!

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A soup was being prepared with all ten organic vegetables and wasabi!

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It was then filtered!

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I was naturally offered to taste it!
A real soup of vegetables reminding me of Mom’s when I was a kind! You cn’t replace the true taste of vegetables!

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Espuma sauce was prepared with wasabi stems and leaves cooked in soy milk!

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Plenty of wasabi was grated!

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I had the pleasure to taste the whole dish before everyone in a cup filled with the soup, a onsen tamago/Japanese-style poached egg, amagi shamo chicken and a dollop of freshly grated wasabi!

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The demonstration was a collaboration between Dominique Corby and Tateru Yoshino of the star-studded Restaurant Tateru Yoshino in Tokyo!

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Dominique working with the Shizuoka vegetables during the demonstration!

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All the recipes for the photographers!

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The official recipe presented in a Haviland plate for the magazines!

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The extravagant presentation at the party with freshly grated wasabi!

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Thank you Dominique!

M2Labo Inc., VEGI PROVIDER, Sync Foods
439-0006 Kikugawa City, Horinouchi, 110-1, 102
Tel.: 0537-28-7721
Fax: 0547-28-7724
HOMEPAGE

LE CORDON BLEU Japan, Inc
150-0033, Tokyo, Shibuya Ku, Sarugaku Cho, 28-13, ROOB-1, 1F
Tel.: 03-5489-0142
Fax: 03-5489-0052
Dominique Corby on FACEBOOK

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So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
rre.Cuisine
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

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Shizuoka-raised Sanoman Co. Dry aged Beef and Mangeton Pork Recipe by Dominique Corby at Le Cordon Bleu Japan, Inc., Tokyo in Collaboration with M2 labo Inc.!

All the products used by Dominique Corby were forwarded by M2 Labo Co. in Kikugawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture, thanks to their intricate agricultural network supporting the producers and products of Shizuoka Prefecture!
Dry-aged beef and Mangenton pork are extravagant meat produced by Sanoman Co in Fujinomiya City. Vegetables were produced by Nagomi Farm in Fujinomiya City and the whole fresh wasabi were cultivated by Maru Ichi Farm in Utogi, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

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The dry-aged beef painstakingly developed by Sanoman Co. in Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture!

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Organic vegetables from Nagomi Farm at the foot of Mount Fuji!

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Once again Dominique had conceived the recipes as simple as possible and with other products from Shizuoka including organic vegetables from Nagomi Farm and of course wasabi from Maru Ichi Farm in Utogi, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

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He had beforehand prepared burdock/gobou roots and asparaguses for the decoration and finish!

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Sweet potato chips had been prepared beforehand, too!

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Wasabi leaves tempura were prepared during his demonstration!

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As the mangento pork required a long roasting at constant temperature it had been cooked in the morning!

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Naturally, the pork was added the last fishing touch, especially in the light that its fat is succulent, while the beef recipe was demonstrated!

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Dominique first cut out some of the fat of the beef, but left plenty as it is too good to ignore!

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He then proceeded to cut it into thin slices to compose a mille-feuille!

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He confided that as beef was concerned it was a recipe he was experimenting for the very first time!

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Deliberately slow and delicate work!

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He then flattened each slice himself.

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Each slice was then salted and peppered. Next he added plenty of freshly grated wasabi on each slice!

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Each slice was then placed on top of each other and smeared with freshly grated wasabi one at a time!

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The mille-feuille was then enveloped tightly into cellophane paper to help the meat achieve shape and consistency!

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It was then fried on its edges to allow the meat to weld!

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It was then fried all around (private TV picture) just enough to e\leave the inside almost raw for best taste!

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The beef was then cut into slices to appear as a mille-feuille!

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Sanoman Co. Dry-aged beef with grated wasabi in Mille-feuille, on Wasabi Leaf, wasabi leaf tempura and Sweet Potato Chips, asparaguses and burdock, gobo!

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The wasabi cooked loses its sting but contributes a very soft and delicate touch to the meat!
Dominique seasoned it freshly grated wasabi for extra zip, taste and finish!

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The Sanoman Co.’s ultimate dish served to each student attending the demonstration!
Sonoman Co.’ dry-aged beef with Mangenton Pork Roast, organic vegetables and wasabi tempura!

Needless to say that the whole staff came to sample the leftovers after the demonstration!
Even in Tokyo you have very little chance to see and even less to taste such products prepared by a top-class Chef!

M2Labo Inc., VEGI PROVIDER, Sync Foods
439-0006 Kikugawa City, Horinouchi, 110-1, 102
Tel.: 0537-28-7721
Fax: 0547-28-7724
HOMEPAGE

LE CORDON BLEU Japan, Inc
150-0033, Tokyo, Shibuya Ku, Sarugaku Cho, 28-13, ROOB-1, 1F
Tel.: 03-5489-0142
Fax: 03-5489-0052
Dominique Corby on FACEBOOK

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
rre.Cuisine
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

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Japanese Gastronomy: Early Spring Dinner at Uzu (2014) in Shizuoka City!

Service: Excellent and very friendly. Very Japanese atmosphere.
Facilities: Excellent washroom facilities. Great cleanliness overall
Prices: reasonable.
Strong Points: Great sake from Shizuoka and Japan Great Shochu. Home-made umeshu. Mainly local products, especially organic vegetables, fish and meat

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Chef Kenya Yoshimura/吉村健也さん is planning some very important projects involving local farmers, fishermen and gastronomes and it was about time I had a serious discussion with him around some of his superlative dishes!

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Kenya’s interests range far and wide including Japanese sake!
These little beauties con\me from Takashima Brewery in Numazu City!

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I sat at the counter to be as close to him as possible and within hand reach of some of the fantastic vegetables he prepares!

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The o-tooshi/お通し is already a mark of his talent: simple, tasty, healthy and local!

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These are truly enormous Ooura burdock roots organically grown by Matsuki Farm in Fujinomiya City!

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Deep-fried in thick rings, they almost look like doughnuts!

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Kenya deep-fries them only coated with cornstarch, thus creating a yummy vegan snack!

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Kenya has achieved fame not only for its choice of vegetables and meats but also for his superb local fish and seafood!
A sashimi plate almost completely from Shizuoka Prefecture, although I haven’t checked where the cuttle fish comes from!

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The very first sakura ebi/Cherry shrimps of the year directly from Yui, although we might have to wait at least two more weeks before we find them fresh on the markets!

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Four different kinds of seafood!

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Hotaru Ika has many names in English: firefly squid, Toyama Squid (because the best come from Toyama Prefecture!), Luminescent Dwarf Squid, Sparkling Enope Squid!

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Madai Aburi/Another fish with many names in English: Red Seabream, Japanese Red Seabream, Red Seabream Snapper or simply True Seabream. Aburi means it was lightly seared to appreciate its skin!

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Houbou/A typical fish from Suruga Bay called Gurnard, Red Gurnard, Sea Robin and many other neames in English!

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Kinmedai/From Izu peninsula! Probably the most unusual English name for a fish: Splendid Alfonsino!

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Shizuoka Vegetables and Amagi Shamo Chicken from Izu Peninsula in hot dressing!

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This chicken, raised by Mr. Horie in Shuzenji, is only one of a kind and arguably considered as the best in Japan!

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Amagi Shamo Chicken and Shizuoka mushrooms oven-baked in home-made basil sauce!

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Crispy mushrooms!

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Kenya’s new venture: Soba/Buckwheat noodles!

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Exclusively made with Japanese native buckwheat!

You will get many more reports soon as Kenya is going to embark into new ventures soon!

UZU
Shizuoka City, Otowa-cho, 3-18
Tel.: 054-249-6262
Business hours: 17:00~23:00
Closed on Mondays and first Tuesday
Reservations recommended
Credit cards OK
HOMEPAGE (Japanese).

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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

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Shizuoka Sake Tasting: Hatsukame Brewery-Ikigakoi Tokubetsu Honjozo

Hatsukame Brewery in Okabe, Fujieda City has come up with its own black label!

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The unusual name “Ikigakoi” could be translated as “Stylish Enclosure”! Even so it is a bit difficult to understand in another language!
But it certainly makes for a beautiful label!

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Rice milled down to 60%
Alcohol: 15~6 degrees
Dryness: + 4
Acidity: 1.30
Yeast: NO-2
Bottled in March 2014

Clarity: Very clear
Color: Faint golden hue
Aroma: Dry and fruity. Apples
Body: Slightly sirupy
Taste: Strong attack backed up with pleasant alcohol.
Complex and fruity. Apples, honey.
At first almost sweetish and liquorish before ending up on a very dry note.
Disappears fairly quickly with hints of dry honey.
Actually difficult to “catch” as it tends to show new and very elusive facets.
Changes little with food but for a less liquorish impression.

Overall: Another typical sake from Hatsukame Brewery conceived not only to accompany but to happily marry and enhance food.
A sure value to drink on its own or enjoy with any meal. The kind of sake that will make new converts at a BBQ!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

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Vegan Restaurant: Panchavati in Shizuoka City!

Service: Very friendly and smiling
Facilities & Equipment: Overall very clean. Excellent bathroom. Entirely non-smoking!
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: Invenetive vegan gastronomy including cakes. Great use of local natural and organic products.

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Keep your eyes open as it is easy to miss!

Vegan gastronmy seems to have acquired its letters in Shizuoka City as one more establishment opened last week in Takajo, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!
That makes no less than four of them now (one closed due to the pregnancy of its owner!)!
It is difficult to miss, so follow the indications carefully: go up Kitakado Street till Mizuochi Intersection (you will see a police box on the left hand side). Turn right. You will find their sign on the right hand side. If you haven’t found before the first street on the left walk back!

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Walk upstairs. Panchavati is on your right hand side!

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The building is a bit ancient but the restaurant is very clean with one counter and three tables.

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the menu icludes two set menus, one curry plate, desserts and drinks.
All the vegetables used in the recipes arenatural or oargnic and local.
The food is all vegan, including dessert!

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Organic wine!

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the first dish!

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home-pickled vegetables and tofu cooked in miso or red wine!

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The main dish!

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Plenty of vegetable miso soup!

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Whole rice!

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Steamed or boiled vegetables with sake white lees/sakekasu dip sauce, potato and rape flowers croquettes with sweet carrot sauce!

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Looking at the Chef Ken Tanaka/田中健さん’s vegan cakes I couldn’t help ordering one!

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Cute cake!

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kinako/soy bean flour pound cake!

I’m no vegan, but I can assure you I was full with all that healthy food!

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Organic Kouji Tea to wash it all down!

Even if you are not a vegan, it is still very tasty healthy healthy food to enjoy from time to time!

PANCHAVATI

Chef: ken tanaka/田中健さん
420-0839Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo, 3-1-13-201, 2F
Tel.: 054-273-5515
Opening hours: 11:00~19:00
Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Cash only
Entirely non-smoking!

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