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Specialties of the Month for September 2003
Name of
Ingredients
Mushrooms
from the last Masutake mushrooms (Laetiporus),
Samatsu mushrooms (Tricholomopsis),
Houki mushroom (Ramaria)
Comments
from the
Chef
These mushrooms are natural and grow in the wild.
Although it is still hot now, autumn has just begun. Matsutake is not the one, which I have a hard time cooking whenever I try. I need to do more research on this. Satsuma mushroom is quite similar in shape with Matsutake,
but does not have a good scent like Matsutake does.
The best way to taste theHokidake mushroom is to just slice thickly and saute with butter.
Name of
Ingredients
Maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa), Shiro Maitake mushroom, Pleurotus Eryngii, Mushroom, Brown mushroom
Comments
from the
Chef
These mushrooms were produced by the Hasegawa farm in Fuji-shi, Shizuoka. The disadvantage of manmade mushrooms is normally they are less favorable in scent than the natural ones do. However Shiromaitake mushrooms have a good scent and the potential to create delicious dishes.
Vegetable
Name of
Ingredients
Tanba Chestnut)
Comments
from the
Chef
I was looking for the most delicious chestnut within Kanagawa prefecture and finally found that right here is the best place. For the time being, I have no plans to use other chestnuts produced in other regions.
Vegetable
Name of
Ingredients
Purple sweet potato, Golden Sengan (Sweet potato), Zuiki (Stem of taro root), Banane, Fig (Sugar ichijiku, Grice giant), Tekka mikan (Thinned-out orange)
Comments
from the
Chef
The place of production has moved to Oiso and Ninomiya, which are in the southern part of Kanagawa prefecture. Fig (Ichijiku) is on the market now! There are many types of figs. The one, which I like the most to use for my dishes is a red colored fig called Grice Giant. The balance of sweet and sour taste is very favorable. Another rare vegetable is Suiki, which is a green long stem of taro roots. It is similar to the ingredients called "Fu" in Japanese Miso soup. "Takka mikan" is the orange, which is thinned-out before becoming ripe. In our restaurant, we ask you to squeeze it and taste it.
Fruits
Name of
Ingredients
Pione (Grape), Hosui (Apple pear), Golden peach
Comments
from the
Chef
Pione (Grape) and Hosui (Apple pear) are produced by Koma orchard in Totsuka. Please be advised that the last season for golden peaches is just around the corner.