Episode 13 - It`s all about Ochazuke

It`s all about Ochazuke. This ideal comfort food blends together rice and tea, along with dashi, nori, senbei and fish to be eaten late night or even early afternoon during the cold winter and early spring season. What makes this dish especially great is that you can include almost anything in it, from left overs to home cooking to fine dining. So grab your favorite tea, some rice and list of ingredients and enjoy a truly great comfort food.


Rice - cooked    Tea - Green Tea or Hoji Tea    Niboshi Dashi or Katsuobushi Dashi    Wasabi    Yuzu Kosho    Senbei    Wakame    Green onion / negi    Salmon - cooked, grilled, etc.    Salmon Roe    Sashimi - Snapper / Tai

Episode 12- It`s all about coconut milk

It`s all about coconut milk.

In this episode the Chef makes Asian Fish Stew and Coconut Creme Brulee. The fish stew or soup, uses any white fish, chilies, fish sauce, lime juice and several other ingredients including- coconut milk and saffron and is served on rice. The Brulee uses coconut milk instead of cream and lime sugar to compliment the Asian influence of this classic desert.


 Asian Fish Stew/Soup    Coconut Milk    Butter Fish    Garlic    Thai   Chilies    Saffron  Ginger Lime    Bell Pepper    Fish Sauce    Turmeric Powder    Green Onion    Rice

Coconut Creme Brûlée    Coconut Milk    Egg Yolks    Sugar    Vanilla    Condensed Milk    Lime     Zest    Sugar

Episode 11 - It's all about the Rice Cooker

It`s all about the rice cooker. In this episode we decided to have fun and challenge ourselves to make 3 separate dishes using the rice cooker. The first dish is a Japanese classic - Takikome Gohan. With this rice dish the Chef decided to use konbu and dried shiitake for the dashi, along with chicken and 7 other seasonal ingredients to make this savory rice dish. Then a simple Whole Snapper with rice and sake, mirin and shoyu. This steams the fish and flavors the rice as it cooks. Then for dessert Apple TarteTatin. Sliced apples are seared in butter and sugar then added to the rice cooker with vanilla, flour and eggs. Have fun coming up with different meals that you can cook with your rice cooker and enjoy.


Takikomi Gohan    Rice    Water    Konbu    Dried Shiitake Mushrooms    Sake    Mirin    Shoyu - Soya Sauce    Gobo - Burdock Root    Bamboo Shoots    Renkon - Lotus Root    Carrots    Ginko Nuts    Mountain Sweet Potato    Mushrooms    Chicken - Dark Meat

Snapper    Whole, Cleaned, Snapper Fillet    Rice    Water    Sake    Mirin    Shoyu

Apple Tarte Tatin    Apples    Vanilla Bean    Sugar    Butter    Eggs    Flour

Episode 9 - It's all about Mushrooms

Itʼs all about Mushrooms.   In this episode the Chef makes use of some of the many mushrooms that are available this time of year. He starts with a Mushroom Risotto that uses both dried and fresh mushrooms. The dried are in the stock and the fresh are sautéed and added to the risotto along with Parmesan Cheese and Black Pepper. He then makes a Shiitake Mushroom Soup, unlike a cream based soup this is lighter in texture and uses mirin and soya sauce to deepen the flavor.

Episode 8 - It's all about Kabocha

It`s all about Kabocha. In this episode the Chef prepares an Autumn favorite kabocha. First, he roasts it in the oven and he makes kabocha ravioli with a sage butter sauce and then he serves kabocha puree with seared scallops, sliced chestnuts, roasted kabocha seeds and a dusting of nutmeg. Perfect for a fall dinner or a Thanksgiving substitute.

Episode 7 - It's all about Tuna

It`s all about Tuna. In this episode the Chef prepares Tuna three ways. The first is Spicy Tuna Tartare. The fresh Tuna and Avocado are cut into cubes and presented with sliced Cucumbers and topped with Radish Sprouts (Kaiware) and Spicy Tuna Sauce. The second version of Spicy Tuna Tartare is prepared in a fun and beautiful rice less Sushi. The final usage of Tuna is Tuna Tataki, where the Tuna is lightly seared on all sides with a Fresh Wasabi and Sesame Seed Crust. citymarketcuisine.com

Episode 5 - It's all about Salmon

It`s all about Salmon. In this episode we work with two ways of preparing Salmon. The first is Gravlax and the second is Sushi. The Gravlax is prepared using salt, sugar, sake, citrus zest and fresh cut herbs. Wrapped up and put in the refrigerator overnight. Sliced thin and the Chef serves it with Cucumbers pickled in Sushi vinegar. With Salmon Sushi the rice is prepared with sushi vinegar (sharizu), which is rice vinegar, salt and sugar. https://citymarketcuisine.com/

Episode 4 - It's all about miso and chicken

It`s all about Miso and Chicken. In this episode the Chef shows how easy it is to make Saikyo miso. Saikyo Miso is savory and sweet and very versatile. It`s known for its pairing with cod, but as you can see it goes nicely with Chicken. He also makes Miso Glazed Chicken with Summer Vegetables in a Chili and Garlic Butter Sauce https://citymarketcuisine.com/