Matcha Soba (Buckwheat Noodles flavored with powdered green tea)
Remember I made beautiful green buckwheat noodles by adding some powdered green tea in February? I froze some of them so that I can use them in cherry blossom season. Yes. I really, really wanted to take a photo like this one for years. And the dream came true in mid April.
BTW, I started practicing Koto (a traditional Japanese musical instrument) when I broke my left foot last year. And here's a video of me playing a music with a theme related to cherry blossom. Let me try if I can post it here.
(Original music: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm15630734)
One day I got lucky and was given a huge Japanese amberjack for free. It was a little damaged so not for sale. Since dad didn't want to gut it, I gutted and filleted this huge (about 10 kg?) Japanese amberjack all by myself! Phew!!
And, as long-term readers of my blog know, April is the beginning of our abalone season. Hence, these photos:
Cooking chewy type abalone in a pressure cooker