Lotus Root Chips
(boiled w/ soy, sugar and black sesame seeds dressing)
Shiitake Mushroom Soup w/ Pot Stickers*
Sake Braised Carrots
* a vaguely chinese/vietnamese broth -- veg stock, star anise, ginger, garlic, red pepper, white pepper, tamari and kombu, simmered for 45 minutes and strained, then added sauteed shiitake mushrooms and fresh scallions -- spicy, yet hearty. The pot stickers (leftover filling and gyoza skins) became dumplings for this dish just to fill out the meal.
Tuesday, August 10, 2004