Uzuki in July
Tettusen in 'Oranda'
This year's Gion Matsuri chimaki from Naginata hoko(float); Chimaki keeps us away from evils like disease throughout the year.
During July we have the biggest festival, Gion Matsuri/Gion Festival.
Gion Matsuri has another name, 'hamo matsuri' as we have a lot of hamo (fish) dishes during the festival. Hamo is pike conger, a long fish, looks like an eel. But the taste is quite diferrent from eels. I like eel dishes, but I love hamo dishes much better. Hamo has a sophisticated taste, not greasy.
Please visit Gion Matsuri : Hamo Matsuri as well
Please visit the website as well
Green tea shiratama dango with red bean paste,
summer fruits and soy bean powder
Hisui nasu: boiled aubergine/eggplant salad
Hisui is jade in Japanese, as the colour looks like jade
She's good at making a beautiful hamo peony!
Kyoto classic hamo soup:botan-hamo(peony flower soup)as the fillet of hamo in the soup looks like a peony flower
Jessica is making Kuzu
kuzu zakura : kuzu starch + red bean paste
Joshua is making 'Yakitori'
Jessica and Joshua both love cooking!
Tom & Mike : nice brothers love Japanese foods! →
Caden Sachiko & Justus Kazuo with their mom
Kakiage tempura of scallops & mitsuba leaves