So I know what you're all thinking. It's about time.
For which I apologize deeply. Life is crazy right now what with Project Food Blog last month and school constantly, etc. But better late than never, right? And once you see how good these dishes are...I'm sure you'll agree. So lets dive into Japan AND Germany, shall we?
Ginger-Poached Soba Noodles with Tofu and Broccoli to carb load before a double imperial century ride. Now I've always thought century riders were crazy, but double imperial century riders? That goes beyond diagnostic capacity!
pea shoot and shiitake soba noodle bowl was born. And man am I glad for that!
chicken teriyaki recipe to cook this month! The one she discovered which comes from Jaden of Steamy Kitchen sounds delicious to me!
melonpan is the winner of the carbohydrate world.
Japanese Curry recipe! I truly loved this dish and from looking at this picture, I'm sure I would adore her version as well!
cucumber and wakame salad to the round up! Little does she know that I order seaweed salad whenever I get Japanese food and have been looking fervently for a recipe! This one looks perfect.
beef negimaki. In my opinion, this dish deserves a multi-starred review.
grilled ginger chicken yakitori, along with the negimaki of the previous entry are inspired by a trip she took to Japan. Jealous!
cucumber salad. What a way to whet your appetite.
Japanese peanut cookies! Perfect with a nice cup of tea.
Japanese salmon to round out her entries!
Kinpira Gobo - a salad made out of burdock root - looks delicious!
cupcakes, which are full of stellar ingredients. Black sesame seeds. Wasabi. Chocolate. You know you're intrigued.
Caramel-coated sweet potatoes or Daikagu Imo. I'm really glad she came around to sweet potatoes because otherwise I may never have stumbled across these beauts!
Mitarashi Dango...little dessert dumplings of delicious, but they look so good that I'm sure it was worth it!
Clear Soup with Carrot and Daikon Flowers. It looks almost too pretty to eat!
Togareshi-Seared Ahi Tuna with Orange Ponzu Cream Sauce. It is definitely a series of coincidences that came together to allow her to make this fabulous dish. Be sure to read all about it!
Torview Toronto loves sushi as much as I do and I'm so impressed with her homemade rolls! The sushi rice she made came out perfectly.
Marisa of The Creative Pot demystified Japanese food (raw fish, miso, fermented bean curd - oh my!) by making a crispy deep fried treat that anyone would love - tempura! I don't know about you, but this is definitely one of MY guilty pleasures!
Japanese Chicken Curry. A sweet yet spicy curry that will leave your taste buds very happy.
Now...for the second half of the round-up! In honor of Oktoberfest, Regional Recipes went to Germany during the month of October. Beer, sausages, meat. What's not to love?
creamy sauerkraut, which is not only delicious but is full of antioxidants that can help to prevent cancer. Good stuff.
pretzels (bresn). So many shapes and sizes of carb heaven!
yeasted plum cake that is rife with memories form her childhood.
Oktoberfest pizza - pumpernickel dough, currywurst sauce, bratwurst, potatoes, sauerkraut...I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!
sausages and sauerkraut she made definitely seem like the perfect compliment.
Kartoffelpuffer...I mean potato pancakes for Regional Recipes. Good call.
Flaedlesuppe (Pancake Soup) looks fantastic!
Chocolate Sauerkraut Cupcakes. The best part is...her kids had no idea what was in the cupcakes or even that something was amiss until AFTER they'd eaten them.
Gefullte Halbmondchen...err...crescent cookies from her archive of bookmarked recipes. They may have a mouthful of a name but they sure look delicious!
Donauwelle German cake, as Vanessa of Sweet Artichoke shows us. What a delicious combo.
German onion soup! A lighter version of a soup classic.
Rouladen, a serious comfort food if ever I've seen one.
Janet of The Tastesace worked with her grandmother to make these delicious apple strudel. I am floored by how much love went into these and couldn't be more appreciative of the result.
HUGE Oktoberfest meal every year. Check out her blog to see the bazillion German recipes she cooked up this time around!
German Bee Sting Cake, and honestly, I have been too. I know what I'll be making for one of the many upcoming holidays...
Caramelized Apple Strudel using phyllo dough instead of puff pastry. Lighter and just as delicious.
lebkuchen, a spicy gingerbread biscuit that would be perfect for the holiday season, don't you think?
Pork Schnitzel. A breaded pork chop that is perfect for when you want to come home from work to find a good, easy meal.
Alright. Now. The moment you've ALL been waiting for.
Next month we are headed to.....Brazil! Please email me your recipes by December 1st!