Monday, June 8, 2015

Cheng Can Cook: Masago Salad & Spicy Scallop Bowl ★★★

Making Japanese Food is My Passion. It is a work of art. I first tried Masago Salad from G•Sushi in Hong Kong and have been in love with it ever since. Recipe below. I first had Spicy Scallop Bowl at Tokyo Delve's in Marina del Rey, but it's closed down. I just to have to make my own now. Recipe below.

Masago Salad

Spicy Scallop Bowl

Pairing up Spicy Scallop with Uni

Uni Sushi with No Seaweed

Masago Salad Recipe:
Cucumber, thinly sliced
Imitation Crab, sliced
Masago (or better, Tobiko, which is higher grade)
Japanese Kewpie Mayo

1. Mix Cucumber, Imitation Crab, and Mayo together
2. Garnish with Masago on top


Spicy Scallop Bowl Recipe:
Jumbo Scallops or Bay Scallops, diced in chucksJapanese Kewpie Mayo
Chili Oil or Sriracha
A Bed of Rice in a Bowl (mix with few drops of rice vinegar option)
Sesame Oil (optional)
Chopped Green Onions for Garnish
Sliced Seaweed Piece for Garnish
Sesame Seeds for Garnish
Optional Additional Garnishes on the Side: Radish Sprouts, Oba Leaves , Cucumber Slices, & Avocado Slices

1. Mix everything together (except the garnishes)
2. Place Spicy Scallop on top of the bed of rice
3. Finish with garnishes

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Glendale Katsuya@Glendale ★★★

Nice Lunch at Katsuya. 50% off with CODE on 5/31. sbe CODE features 50% off at one of their restaurants every month. Most food were decent including the Sushi. They were out of Uni when I went. Sushi Rolls were nice. Lobster Dynamite was tasty but came out salty and very raw. 2 free movie tickets + popcorn for meals $50 or more if pay by Citibank cards till 6/30/15. Free Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna with Yelp check-in.

Jumbo Scallop Sushi $6

Eggplant Robata $3

Chef's Special: Double Hamachi Roll $15
spicy yellowtail, spicy kanikama, avocado & cucumber rolled and topped with thinly-sliced yellowtail

Lobster Dynamite $21

Lychee Blonde $12
smokey el silencio mezcoi, sweet lychee juice, freshly orange juice and lemon juice

Amaebi Sushi $8

Deep Fried Sweet Shrimp Head from the Sweet Shrimp Sushi

Tuna Poke $12
diced tuna sashimi with avocado, shucked edamame and ao nori chips tossed in a lemon soy sauce

Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna - free with Yelp check-in

Short Rib BOP (Bibimbop) $15.50
sizzling mixed rice dish served in a stone pot

Katsuya Roll
with salmon, tuna, snow crab, scallop, hamachi & avocado, rolled with cucumber & soy paper, served with wasabi ponzu

Katsuya Roll
with salmon, tuna, snow crab, scallop, hamachi & avocado, rolled with cucumber & soy paper, served with wasabi ponzu

Watermelon Cucumber Mojito
bacardi rum, crushed seedless watermelon, english cucumbers, fresh mint and freshly squeezed lime juice

White Grapefruit Cosmopolitan
belvedere pink grapefruit vodka, freshly squeezed lime juice and white cranberry juice

2 free movie tickets + popcorn if pay by Citibank cards till 6/30

Katsuya Glendale
702 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210
(818) 296-0680
katsuyarestaurant.com

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Sushi Tsujita@Sawtelle ★★★

$150 Omakase. Decent Sushi. Great service.

Steamed Ayu Fish

Grilled Bay Scallop

Diced Ginger

Kinme from Chiba (Golden Eye Snapper)

Tai from Oita (Sea Bream)

Hirame w/ Ponzu from Chiba

Soup

Kurodai

Nodokuro from Shizuoka (Black Throat Sea Perch)

Blue Fin Tuna from Spain

Saba, Tako from Hokkaido (Octopus), Isaki

Kakei from Hokkaido (Flounder)

Toro from Ehime

Aji from Oita w/ Soy

Broil Nodokaro Fish
Uni from Santa Barbara (Sea Urchin)
Amaebi from Santa Barbara (Sweet Shrimp)

Kanpachi from Kagoshima (Amberjack)

Fried Sweet Shrimp Head from Sushi

Soup with Sweet Shrimp Head

Negitoro Handroll

Tamago

Assorted Dessert

Birthday Treat

Kawaba Beer

Sushi Tsujita
2006 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 231-1177
tsujita-la.com/sushi-tsujita

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Napa Rose@Disneyland Resort ★★★

Exceptional Chef’s Counter Menu Tasting at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel. Excellent service. Exquisite food & presentation. Comparable to Club 33. Must try. 4-course meal $100 per person. Limited Seating. Much advanced reservation recommended. Validated parking.

Amuse Bouche Beet Dish

Tender Mediterranean Octopus Carpaccio
fingerling potato, green garlic coulis & red fresno chile vinaigrette

Spring Harvest Salad
organic strawberry & red watercress salad
tangerines, american almonds & goat cheese mousseline

Pan Roasted Diver Scallops
sauce of lobster & lemon accented with vanilla

Sautéed Sustainable Fish of the Day
applewood smoked bacon, castroville artichokes & sungold tomato sauce



Lemon Sorbet

Pan Roasted "Maple Leaf Farms" Breast of Duck
duck confit, coastal mushrooms, local cherries & pinot noir essence

Pistachio Crusted Colorado Rack of Lamb
cumin cabernet sausage, spring leeks, preserved lemon & mustard sauce

Sorbet

Kid's Dessert

Chocolates

My Birthday Celebration!

Full View of Kitchen Action while Sitting at Chef's Table

Barbados Swizzle $11.75

Napa Passion $11.25

Live Kitchen Action Scene from Chef's Table

Live Kitchen Action Scene from Chef's Table

Live Kitchen Action Scene from Chef's Table
chef coming up with tasting menu for a table

Live Kitchen Action Scene from Chef's Table

Live Kitchen Action Scene from Chef's Table

Soda

Napa Rose
1600 S Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 956-6755
https://disneyland.disney.go.com/dining/grand-californian-hotel/napa-rose/