Sanma No Nitsuke – Soy Simmered Pacific Saury with Ginger

Sanma No Nitsuke – Soy Simmered Pacific Saury with Ginger

I’m not sure why it has taken me so long, but I have begun to compile all the recipes I collected while living in Kesennuma, Japan which is located in Northeast  Japan. Tohoku–composed of Aomori, Akita, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi, and Yamagata prefectures–is famous for rugged 

Shoyu Koji with Cucumbers

Shoyu Koji with Cucumbers

This isn’t really much of a recipe, but I think it deserves mention anyway.  Everytime I have this dish, it takes me back to the hot muggy summers in Kesennuma when all of the hotels opened up roof-top beer gardens and served simple grilled dishes 

Poached Asian Pears

Poached Asian Pears

  When I entertain, I’m always looking for a simple dessert to finish the meal.  Though meals in Asia do not typically include a dessert course, I think fruit makes the perfect choice.  Whether it is perfectly ripe tangerines that are sliced into wedges, fried