We would like to thank the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF),
Chef Ming Tsai, and the staff at Blue Ginger for having us at An Evening Celebrating the Food and Culture of Japan.
We had a great time at the event, which featured the first three episodes of "On the Road: Japan" of Chef Tsai's show Simply Ming. In the show he travels to Japan and focuses on how certain foods, such as miso and sake, are produced.
|Chef Ming Tsai|
|Selection of sake from a brewery Simply Ming visited in Nara|
The food at the event was the highlight of our evening. Delicious!
|Foie Grass Shumai with a sauterness-shallot broth|
|Smashed Shrimp Dumpling with a citrus truffle vinaigrette|
|New Style Buri Sashimi with Hot Curry Oil|
The Buri was sourced from Japan at the heigh of its season.
|Miso-Sake "Coq au Vin"|
This dish was made using sake and miso sourced from the producers Simply Ming visited.
|Sake-Miso Marinated Sablefish (a.ka. Butterfish) with vegetarian soba noodle sushi, wasabi oil and soy-lime syrup|
|Thai Style Chawan Mushi with lobster and mushrooms|
|Toasted Sesame Pear Tea Cake with a miso-caramel and sweet cream|
For more information on MAFF please visit http://www.maff.go.jp/e/
For more information on, Chef Ming Tsai, Simply Ming, and Blue Ginger please visit http://www.ming.com/#&panel1-2