For those with daring taste buds, toufuyou is a must-eat cuisine only loyal families ate during the Ryukyu Kingdom era. Fermented with jiuqu, moascus purpureus, and awamori, toufuyou is a reddish tofu delicacy, rich like urchin meat (meaning it’s creamy and thick). If you’ve ever tried Chinese fermented bean curd, you have an idea of what it might taste like.
Includes Asian Fishermen’s Champuru Pot (Okinawa x Shanghai x China); Chapuru with Okinawan Tofu, Beef, and Kimchi (Okinawa x Korea); Sweet and Sour Champuru Double-Lined Fusilier and Water Spinach (Okinawa x Shanghai); Okinawan Noodle Champuru with Bak Choy (Okinawa x Shanghai); XO Sauce Champuru with Bitter Melon and Mantis Shrimp (Okinawa x Hong Kong); and Cream Champuru with Pineapples and Prawns (Okinawa x Thailand)
In collaboration with Q.P. Corporation ( a popular Japanese mayonnaise brand), Ryukyu Shimpo lists original Okinawan recipes that use shima yasai (Okinawan vegetables). To learn how to make delicious meals using papaya, goya, naaberaa, taanmun, hanmada, or winter melons, click here (website in Japanese): http://ryukyushimpo.jp/shimayasai/index.html
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Goya Champuru & Hiraya-chi
Narumi arrives at 11:00 A.M. for Art’s kanji lesson. She carries a bag of groceries and has her 7 year old son with her. We’re delighted that she has brought her son and in spite of the age difference the two boys have a good time together. John shows off his beetle “Frack” and they play “Mario Brothers” on a Nintendo D.S. game console that he has brought along. Narumi shows John how to play their version of solitaire and the two boys play cards. After the kanji lesson I get a cooking lesson. Continue reading →