30.10.10

Hiro Cooks.....

I love it when Hiro cooks. Sadly, he doesn't to do it much these days as his working schedule is manic to put it lightly. However, he did cook this week and it was delicious.

To me nothing beats the simple delicious taste of grilled fish! I dislike it when people go mad seasoning fish, there is no need. Le poisson du jour was Bream.



I think very highly of our fishmonger. We have been buying and pre-ordering our fish from them for years now and they have yet to fail us. Our fish is always fresh and tasty!




Steve Hatt
88-90 Essex Road
Islington London
N1 8LU

I am rather fond of the salty fresh taste of samphire these days. I think it lends itself well with plain rice.



If you haven't tried samphire before, you can get it at your local fishmongers (well in UK anyway). I think the Japanese refer to this is "sea asparagus", rather appropriate really as it tastes very similar only finer and saltier.



Seaweed salad. An assortment of salad leaves,wakame and umibudo (sea grapes).




Pickled cucumber with a spot of chillies.



Miso soup with aubergine, samphire and wakame. I know what my Japanese readers must be thinking! "THAT LOOKS LIKE BREAKFAST"!! It certainly does! But here in the land where good Japanese food don't come cheap or easy.....this is heaven!


19 comments:

  1. Hiro prepared all of that? He is a KEEPER! hahaha xD

    Ohh I wanna try umibudo. How does it taste like?

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  2. Yum. Fish with the head on it YAY.

    That's my favourite type of fish lol. Slowly regaining my appetite. :o] *thumbs up*

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  3. I miss Japanese food so much! Good and cheap food was always around in Hong Kong.

    So hungry now...hahaha!

    xx

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  4. it all looks great! sure made me hungry LOL!

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  5. Grilled fish is the best!
    That's really awesome that he can prepare all these :D

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  6. i would say my husband does some the best japanese cooking, and my mother in law does some mean japanese dishes too! yay to japanese spouse lol

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  7. looks yummy !! i've been eating a lot of fish lately..

    i've never tried sea asparagus but would like to..

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  8. mmmm fish is so rich in omega 3 ^^
    i have yet to try the salad

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  9. Yum yum yum, I'm craving good Japanese food now :P xxx

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  10. Chain that Hiro and don't let him leave the house...LOL, seriously, that man is his weight worth in gold: cook, fantastic photographer and sporting the coolest girl in London...

    Are there more men like that in London?

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  11. I could smell the deliciousness!!
    The soup is so comforting~~~*
    Enjoy your weekend!

    xo as always

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  12. fantastic dies! my husband only cooked 3 times sine we met... but than again, he's always busy working and I am the better cook! LOL

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  13. omg, my dream is to find a guy who cooks xD and ur so right about the fish...I like my fish as naked as possible so I can taste the sea ^_^ What does umibudo taste like? I've never seen it before?

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  14. Mmmhh...everything looks so delicious!! Yay for Hiro for making all this delicious food for you!!! ;D

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  15. miso soup for breakfast = glory days! love it. Anyway, I am new to umibudo. I don't even see that in our local jap grocer. If I find it, i'm definitely chucking it in my shopping basket. How interesting. Ps. love it when the man cooks! x

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  16. I'm not really a fan of fish, but you make me want to change things up & incorporate it into my diet. *holds out a plate for Hiro to scoop food onto*

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  17. oo lala! haha yes the first thing i thought WAS breakfast -- not that my breakfasts here are like that, but when i went to japan. he looks like quite the chef! you are one lucky lady (:

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  18. Chain that Hiro and don't let him leave the house...LOL, seriously, that man is his weight worth in gold: cook, fantastic photographer and sporting the coolest girl in London...

    Are there more men like that in London?

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