Category Archives: English

Birthday cutlassfish-fishing

It has rained basically every single day in August, except for my birthday, when the skies cleared and allowed me to drink beer all day in the sun go fishing on a glass-like sea, on a fishing boat from Kanazawa Hakkei.

Close your eyes and think

of England.

Happy Eel Day!

Just kabayaki this year…

VSO Umeshu

12 year-old steeped plum wine – comes with a bit of a kick (40% abv shochu)!  I think I must have forgotten about this jar since I am amazed it lasted this long without being drunk…

Weekend entomology

Summer is upon us!

Do you like tongue, sir? Fnar fnar…

Few things can beat a good English-style cured ox tongue.  This time I cooked it in a pressure cooker, so it was done in 50 minutes instead of 3 hours.  If anything this was tastier; no loss of fat or delicious juices.  This tongue lasted approximately 1 day after it was done before it was all eaten up: nothing leftover for a curry.

Playing Swedes

It’s gravlax time of course!  This batch was highly praised by the memsahib, and the regulars at my local izakaya.  Raw salmon was bought at Costco.