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Homestyle Chinese Cuisine ‘jeeten’ | 吉田風中国家庭料理店

Located in a tranquil posh residential area at the outskirts of Shibuya, Yoyogi-Uehara, you will find this humble atmosphered Homestyle Chinese Cuisine ‘jeeten’, owned and operated by a the chef Yoshida himself. With a counter bar seating and just few tables, at first glance may appear to be a cafe style restaurant but the Chinese cuisine is unbelievably exquisite. Secretly admired by the locals, Yoshida special style of Chinese cooking is not the traditional oily Chinese but light, healthy, with lot of vegetables. The menu offers both a 3 different type of course menu but also a la carte is offered for individual dishes. We ordered the A menu, our eyes always bigger than our stomach but to also to enjoy the seasonal recommendations by the Chef. 閑静な高級住宅地が残る「代々木上原」。昨晩は「吉田風中国家庭料理店」のjeetenで友人夫妻と夕食会。野菜中心の文字通り中華家庭料理。野菜と取り入れたメニューが多く、なぜか胃にもたれないあっさりとした料理法はシェフの秘伝の技。うま味調味料と中華出しは取らずに水と「腕、技」で旨味を出していらしい。カフェスタイルのインテリアですが落ち着いた雰囲気、家庭料理に刺激をいただいた一晩でした。お店で料理本を購入し、、日々のお料理に活用していこうかと思います。 Here is what the course looked like…. 昨晩、注文したのではシェフのおすすめのAコースメニュー。 Appetizer, Jelly fish with cucumbers. くらげの冷菜  Bean Sprout Roll – Pencil layered rows of bean sprouts wrapped with (I believe) fried tofu skin with a slightly sweet hoisin sauce. もやしの揚げ物は食感がとても不思議。もやしを綺麗に並べ、薄いお揚げで包んだ一品。 Shrimp Rice Rolls – Steamed Rice Paper enwraps a …

Welcome 2019

  I often wonder why we love to organize our time into segments; minutes, hours, weeks, months and then years. Every moment of our lives must be just as precious as any but the accomplishment of completion, achievement bringing satisfaction quite often is measured by time, I the same. Year 2018 had been quite a turbulent year to our family, not as gentle as we hoped and expected it to be. My husband underwent surgery after cancer test claimed in doubt, my daughter is suffering from serious migraine attacks unfortunately with no successful remedy disabling her daily life. Unfortunately we do not live in a world of fantasies, miracles and abracadabras, nor do I have a magic wand to let troubles and worries go away. But this is the start of a brand new year 2019. Letting our worries aside, January 1st which we call ‘gantan‘ in Japan, calls for a day to celebrate with gratitude from our hearts. Although we have our own traditional ritual food for New Years Day, ‘osechi’ ; I’ve decided …

Taiwanese Chicken_ 超簡単!台湾風チキン煮込み

Recently…it seems I’ve been posting a lot of Chinese foods and chicken. Yes, it’s coincidental… This is a super easy recipe from one of my favorite reader with super recipes on Taiwanese / Chinese Food. As already said….it’s super easy. It’s like an all in one recipe but extremely tasty. これは台湾料理の読者の方のレシピ。 超簡単、、まさに超簡単なレシピです。材料を揃えて煮るだけ。これからは寒い季節。手軽に美味しく煮るだけ。時々、、助かります。     Taiwanese Chicken Recipe 『骨付きチキンの炊き込み』 2 Chicken Thighs with bone 5 slices of ginger 1 Green Leaks (Tie the leaks with cooking strings) 1 Dried Chili 80cc Dark Soy Sauce 300cc Water 2 Tablespoons Rice Wine 2 Tablespoons Sugar   Spice Bag – 1 Cinnamon Stick 2 Star Anise 1/2 Tablespoon (Chinese) Blue Pepper 1/2 Tablespoon Japanese Pepper 4-5 Cloves   (Spice bag) Place all the ingredients into the spice bag (tea bag). (Leaks) Tie the leaks with a kitchen string so it will not disintegrate during the process of slow cooking. Using a heavy pot, place the ginger, leaks, dried chili (remove the seeds), soy sauce, water, rice wine and sugar and spice bag into the cooker. Cook the meat for …

Simplified Taiwanese Chimaki | 簡単にしました、台湾ちまき

I found this great site which showed how to wrap the ‘Taiwan Chimaki’ which is not exactly easy. I’ve posted a recipe earlier in August but I also tried to simplify the recipe so it is not so intricate and time consuming. This recipe is sort of a all-in-one combined recipe so the ingredients inside the sticky rice can by anything to each one’s taste and seasonal vegetable or food. 台湾ちまきを、、 もう少し手頃に、 もう少し簡単に、 そして巻き方もあまり失敗がないように、 と、改造をしたレシピです。 檀流クッキング(中央公論)という本をよんでいたら豚のモツをいれていたのでう〜ん、臭みがどうかなぁ?と悩みながらもちゃんと処理をしたらちまきには最高の味を出してくれました。 巻き方も簡単で具材は混ぜご飯みたいな状態にしてしまうのでちまきの最終味の調整もしやすく、手頃に作れるちまきにちょっと近づきました。はい。 これからはお客様の多い季節になります。早めに作っておき、冷凍しておくとお正月にも便利なアイテムです。是非お試しあ〜れ💓       Taiwanese Chimaki Recipe Version 2 『台湾ちまき』ver 2   Ingredients 1 – 600g Sticky Rice 80g Water 12 Large Dried Bamboo Leaves (Few extras) Dried Shrimp(s) soak in 80g Water before use   Ingredients 2 – 300g Barbecue Pork (*) 300g ~ 500g Pork Intestines (*) 6 Dried Shitake Mushrooms 24 Ginko 6 Quail Eggs (Hard boiled)   Barbecue Pork (*) – See post on August 25th, 2015 (Super Easy ‘Barbecue Pork’), using the rice cooker method. Add the shitake mushrooms.   Pork Intestines (*) – Pork intestines require pre-cooking to eliminate the strong scent …