Tuesday, December 6, 2011

SOTW 2: Chapter 9 - Japanese Food

We did chapter 9 in SOTW 2 today on Japan.  One of the projects was to make a Japanese meal but I had no clue on how to do this, so I thought going to a Japanese restaurant would be a good place to start.  We had one locally and as soon as we sat down they gave us Miso soup.  My daughter loved this soup, so I have to figure out how to make it.

I've only had Sushi once when I was in Hawaii and at the time I didn't know it was raw fish.  I ventured out tonight and had some, but I had it deep-fried, thinking that makes it cooked right?

I ordered a meal called Ichiro, which was sushi, crab and avocado deep fried and came with some green and pink stuff on the corner of the plate.  I had no clue what these were, but I took a big bite of the green stuff and almost thought I was going to die!!  It was so hot, it felt like it burned my nasal area and I was chugging down water.  Then, later on the server said "oh, no you can't do that, that is Wasabi, it very hot."  Yes, I know this now - lesson learned.  The pink stuff turns out to be ginger she said.  They gave me some dipping sauce, which I think was sweet and sour sauce and then a tiny bowl on a plate that was empty.  I'm guessing it was for soy sauce?

My husband had Chicken Yakisoba, which I think is fried noodles with chicken and vegetables:

We weren't sure what my daughter would eat, so we ordered her Chicken Teriyaki.  They said it came in Bento, which we found out means something like a box of food on a plate.  It came with the chicken teriyaki, egg rolls, sticky rice, salad and an orange dessert.

Lastly, we all shared some Oreo Tempura......can I just say OH MY!  It was a hot, soft oreo inside what tasted like a funnel cake!

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