Japanese-style Pork and Asparagus Rolls

Green asparaguses are still in season and combined with meat they make for a such a tasty snack or appetizer!
And there is nothing difficult about it!

INGREDIENTS: For 4 people

-Thin slices of pork belly: 200 g
-Asparaguses (medium size): 9
-Japanese sake: 50 cc (1/4 cup)
-Soy sauce: 50 cc (1/4 cup)
-Mirin/Japanese sweet sake: 50 cc(1/4 cup)
-Cornstarch: 1 tablespoon
-Water: 1 tablespoon
-Sesame oil: as appropriate
-Salt & Black pepper: as appropriate

RECIPE:

First boil the asparaguses to 90% tender and then fry them for 2 minutes.

Divide the pork belly slices into 3 batches and stretch them side by side according to the length of the asparaguses.

Sprinkle the pork with salt and pepper. Roll three asparaguses in each batch of pork belly slices. You should come out with 3 big rolls with the indicated proportions.

Heat sesame oil in a frypan and fry the rolls all over their surface until they reach a nice cooked color.

Add sake, soy sauce and mirin and simmer for 2 or 3 minutes over alowered fire and under a lid.
Dissolve cornstarch in water and add to rolls.
Cut and serve as soon as the sauce has attained a nice texture!

So easy!

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-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Japanese Ladies Fashion in Shizuoka 34: Casual Elegant for 3 Seasons at Floraison in Shizuoka City!

Japanese ladies have always liked plain and uniform colors, especially black, grey and beige, once they had passed to the age of adults, meaning married or career ladies.
It is not easy to embellish the female body with such requisites and it does require some talent and combinations as a single style or creator is not always the ideal solution!

Yesterday I noticed this outfit in the shop window of my good friend’s boutique, Floraison, in Shizuoka City.
I was intrigued and enquired with the staff whpo are also good friends!

The top is actually a combination of two, the first layer a top by Original and the second layer a top by MUVEIL.
Note the slight difference in color!

Note the ribbon of a different color on the second layer top. A good idea as it will conceal the bulge of an eventual bra.
The summer hat is by Athena NY.

The thin shortish lighter grey denim pants by MUVEIL nicely accentuate the line and length of the legs with a great last touch with high heeled shoes by PURA LOPEZ! The pants are typically trussed up as it is the prevalent fashion. Mind you, you can unfurl them depending on the shoes!

FLORAISON
Imaizumi Co. Ltd.
Shizuoka Shi, Aoi Ku, Ryogae-cho, 1-6-14 (behind Isetan Department Store)
Tel.: 054-271-8945
Business hours: 11:00~20:00
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)
BLOG (Japanese)

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Must-see tasting websites:

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-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Shizuoka Sake Tasting: Suruga Brewery-Abekaido Tokubetsu Honjozo

“Abekaido” which means “Abe River Route” was part of the old “Tokaido/East Route” which ran from Edo to Kyoto.
People then had no recourse but to cross the Abe River in Shizuoka City, then called Sunpu, unless they wished the country beyond the Southern Alps.

The Abekaido brand was originally created by the defunct Yoshiya Brewery that the present Suruga Brewery acquired upon the retirement of its last sake masterbrewer!

Rice milled down to 60%
Dryness: + 5~; 8
Acidity: 1.0~1.2
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Bottled in December 2011

Clarity: Very clear
Color: Transparent
Aroma: Dry and fruity. Banana, dark chocolate
Body: Fluid
Taste: Dry and fruity strong attack backed by pleasant alcohol.
Warming up the back of the palate. Complex.
Lingers for a while on a dry note.
Dark chocoleate, banana, dry almonds, oranges.
Fairly strong but pleasant.
Assertive but attractive.
Gets drier with food with a stronger accent on oranges and almonds with an appearance of lemons.
Dark chocolate reappears away from the food with a sweeter note.

Overall: A sake definitely conceived for food as it doesn’t vary much.
Marries very well with any food, even curry!
A bottle you could keep carrying around as you never know… a B.B.Q., a new friend, an old one, or…

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Must-see tasting websites:

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Local Food Stands at 2012 Shizuoka-Cannes Week in Shizuoka City!

Now, what should I fancy more, the Basque ham or the Ladies? LOL

From Friday May 25th to Sunday 27th, as part of the events held during the 2012 Shizuoka-Cannes Week, a Marche/Market is held in Aoba Street in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City where many producers and shops, especially dealing in food and drinks, sell their specialties in open stands!

Shizuoka City and Cannes in France have been sister cities for quite a long time and citizens have taken into their hands the yearly celebration featuring a cinema week and many other events!

Still in preparation at 16:00!

Local food will be available in stands in Aoba Street on Friday 25th from 17:00 to 20:00, and on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th from 11:00 to 20:00!

Accordingly I came early on Friday to run a pre-report on the event!

French hot dogs! Not poodles!

Basque food and French drinks with Restaurant Las Tapas in Shizuoka City!

French organic wines by Lavigne Co. in Shizuoka City!

Great rusks and chocolates by Chocolatier Theo in Shizuoka City!

Ice creams/gelato by mi-so et ma-co in Shizuoka City!

Ganmo.burger in Shizuoka City!

Vegetable quiche and pound cakes by e-pou in Shizuoka City!

Plenty of drinks by HUG coffee in Shizuoka City!

Great cakes and desserts by Austrian Cake factory in Fujieda City!

Authentic, healthy and absolutely delicious Kugelhof!

Tuna gastronomy by Maguro Monya Oomasu in Fujieda City!

Patisserie Gouter in Yaizu City!

I must interview them for their beautiful Madeleines and Financiers!

Great vegetarian gastronomy at Cafe CAPU in Shizuoka City!

BBQ gastronomy at French B.B.Q. Brochette in Shizuoka City!

Can’t wait to sample these enormous sausages with a beer!

Prized French bread at DONQ in Shizuoka City!

The event featured an artist painting beautiful creations live!

Omu-raisu/omelet rice at LEMONeD in Shizuoka City!

Tortilla sandwiches by Ristorante & patisserie Nave Noel in Shizuoka City!

Herb teas at Seiryo in Hamamatsu City!

Great cakes made with local ingredients by Sansuka in Makinohara City!

Bread and baked cakes by TROTIX in Shizuoka City!

Great snacks and drinks by THE HIGE in Shizuoka City!

Authentic Pakistani gastronomy by SPICE 6 in Shizuoka City!

I will have to come back tomorrow or on Sunday for these!

And last, but not least, plenty of music!

See you there!

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Japanese Ladies Fashion in Shizuoka 33: Orange is the Color!

I have a special fondness for the color orange, especially the slightly dark one that we call “tango” back home in France!

It is also the color of the jerseys of my rugby team back home in Chalon sur Sai\one, Bourgogne!

I found this beautiful dress above in one of the median-priced fashion shops in Shizuoka City.
It could be worn any time of the day, although its simplicity would be striking at a party or at a dinner!

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-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Japanese Seafood Species 4: Beche de Mer-Sea Cucumber-Namako-海鼠

NAMAKO-RED

Red Sea Cucumber

Beche de Mer in French, Sea Cucumber in English, Sea Rat (海鼠) in Japanese, this marine creature has been called all kinds of names in many different countries over the ages.
French sailors were catching them and trading them with the Chinese as far back as the XVIIIth Century.
They are presently the most poached single creature in the Japanese seas by illegal fishermen from China, North Korea and Russia to the tunes of thousands of tons every year.

NAMAKO-GREEN

Green Sea Cucumber

NAMAKO-BLACK

Black Sea Cucumber

Quite a few varieties are found in Japanese markets, but the highest quality specimen are the red sea cucumbers.

The best season is Winter, although they are sold over the counter well beyond Spring in Japan.
They ave many names in Japanese: Namako, Manamako, Akako, Aoko, Kaiso and are caught almost all around the Japanese islands.
They lay eggs from late Spring to early Summer, hence their best taste in Winter when the Japanese find them almost sweet.
Choose red ones as they are softer and tastier. Choose specimens with firm flesh and healthy skin.

NAMAKO-BACHIKO

Namako Bachiko

The Japanese eat them in many ways. Like the Chinese they eat them in their dried form, or “Bachiko”.

NAMAKO-GREEN-TEA

They are popular boiled in green tea!

NAMAKO-SASHIMI

Of course you will find them as sashimi!

NAMAKO-NIGIRI

Or as sushi nigiri!

NAMAKO-KONOWATA

Their innards, called “konowata”, are considered a delicacy!

NAMAKO-KONOWATA-GUNKAN

Most popular as gunkan sushi!

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Sakura Shrimps Fisherman in Yui: Hiroki Kubota-窪田弘毅!

A samurai of old? Hiroki Kubota-窪田弘毅!

The cherry shrimps spring catching season will be finished in three weeks before being resumed in late fall.
So yesterday, 23rd of May, it was high time I went looking for an old friend working half of the year as a cherry shrimps fisherman in Yui, Shimizu ku, Shizuoka City!

The cherry shrimps entry gate!

Although Yui has lately been incorporated into Shizuoka City it is still a bit far from the center of Shizuoka City, 5 stations away along the Tokaido Railway Line.
Once you get off Yui Station turn immediately to the right where you will see the Cherry Shrimps Gate at the entrance of Cherry Shrimps Street!

Have a look at the map conveniently set up near the station entrance!

Looking at the pictures you will discover there is lot to see in this little fishing village!

Now, be a bit nosy and you will find copies of old pictures on vending machines!

A fisherman’s life was really hard toil not so long ago, but they already knew how to enjoy themselves!

If you do not miss the entrance to the small (but nationally-known!) harbour past under the railway track you will notice this signboard!

It features a map of Suruga Bay between Omaezaki and the Izu Peninsula.
Every two days the departure time is clearly indicated, varying between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.!
The ships will be back between 10:30 and 12:00 p.m. depending upon the catch.

The ships, all owned by the Yui Cherry Shrimps fishermen Association are divided into four groups with a new destination every two days as well as a different departing order!

You will find two kinds of fishing ships inside Yui harbor:
The smaller cherry shrimps boats.

And the larger differently-equipped shirasu/sardine whiting boats.
The season and departing times are different for those and they do belong to another Association.

A grand view of the highly protected harbour from its land’s end!

The shirasu boats and private vessels are moored at the end of the harbor.

The Yui Harbor Fishermen Association building where the morning auctions are conducted! I will report there as early as 6:30 a.m. for my next interview!

The exit to the sea under the Tomei Expressway!

A view of the harbour from the sea’s end!

Both quays are dotted with accesses to fuel from where the ships can pump in their individual needs directly!

Ice is brought in bags in small trucks.

I finally found my man: Hiroki Kubota-窪田弘毅!
Hiroki is now a very young 43-year old samurai figure.
After graduating from Tokai University in Yokohama 23 years ago he decided to come back home and work as a cherry shrimp fisherman in Yui half of the year and spend the rest of the year abroad, Bali these days, to enjoy his passion: surfing!
He actually lost half of his right thumb this year in a surfing accident and still wears a plaster around his right hand and wrist!

It doesn’t matter how long you have been in the business, but you still have to go through a lot of very important chores such as oiling the machinery!

Checking the nets!

A last check to ensure the good unfurling of the nets!

Hiroki’s ship: Dai Ichi Wakamiya Maru!
Dai Ichi stands for “First” as the ships always work in teams of two with six crew on each ship!
“Maru” means “Ship”!

This little box is the privies!
They didn’t have it a long time ago!
The ships have been equipped with siphons only ten years ago to haul the shrimps from the nets held between ships!
The work had to be done with large baskets, ropes and pulleys before.
Hiroki assured me that the fishing has definitely become easier on the body!

Each ship is equipped with a stove constantly burning as the nights are cold at sea!
Hiroki’s crew mates, all great lads, invited to join me in the near future! I’m definitely tempted although the Dragon at home will probably disagree!

Checking one’s wet suit and personal belongings for a last time.

Waiting for the official start always announced over a loudspeaker.
Fishing is done only in the evenings of Spring and Fall when the shrimps rise from their usual depth under 200 metres to up to 50 metres below surface.
In Spring fishing is concentrated in the eastern half of the bay whereas in the fall it will be done in the Central part of the Suruga bay.

Still some time left to share a joke and a rumor!

Some mooring lines are already loosened and taken away.

Some of the crews are already putting on their fishing wet suits. Hiroki does seem to need his yet…

What may such men laugh about at such a time?

Our samurai does seem to be an old hand!

Getting the ice ready in the proper place!

Putting some of the protective buoys back aboard.

All ships are equipped with powerful radio and radar!

A last call to the girlfriend?

The last ships leaving!
Hiroki’s was one of the last that day as his ship would work in the nearby sea!

Hiroki’s ship leaving at last!

Speeding away!

Good luck guys, and have a good catch!

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Must-see tasting websites:

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-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery