Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ematei - one last oishii

Little by little we say goodbye to our favourite places, like Ematei:

- Umeshiso maki, made from umeboshi, or pickled Japanese plums, and shiso, or green perilla leaves.  I so missed this flavour!  Well, and since they made it into the photo, my huz'z sushi, which almost brought tears of happiness to his eyes. [SIGH]



- Kamaagae udon.  Fat, thick, heavy noodles and a simple but flavourful dipping sauce.  I made an absolute mess, I'll admit.  These noodles were extra long and weighty!  But it was a delicious - if splashy - choice.



- Warabimochi!  The pièce de résistance.  Starch jelly with toasted soybean flour sounds far less tempting than the Japanese word, but we adore this Japanese dessert, and it brings memories of a trip to Nara many, many years ago. 



Thankful for this experience and these memories.  どうもありがとうございます!

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