I got some nice daikon (big white winter radish, click HERE to see Wiki) so made Japanese winter tradition Oden! Oden is consisting of several ingredients such as boiled eggs, daikon, konyaku, and processed fishcakes stewed in a light, soy-flavoured dashi broth.
A big round shape object in the center of the dish is a piece of daikon. A ball shape one and a fat pipe shape one on top of daikon are fishcakes and brown triangle shape one is deep fried tofu and ones look like bundle of threads and darker gray object are konnyaku, they are sort of rubbery food. It does not sound well but it is one of my favorite.
I was dreaming of eating oden with Japanese hot mustard but unfortunately I did not have any, I substitute it with some yuzu kosho, which was very tasty too.
I enjoyed them with Fuji-Takasago, Yamahai Junmai Ginjyo made from Yamada-Nishiki.
I first had this sake at the sake tasting event I went to in October... It was very goooood and I felt in love with it. It was still very good but I felt it was little too sweet for oden.
Hmmm what food may compliments this sake?? I really enjoy when I thinking and cooking a food to pair some sake.
It was absolutely beautiful spring day. I saw a little kitty enjoying the sunshine right by the miniature roses at the Prickly Pear Garden Centre♬
The balcony of my castle do not get much sunshine but I started to think about a little balcony gardening.
I like early spring!