June 10, 2006
The World Cup? No, I am talking about the Rainy Season 2006 Tokyo - we are officially in a month-long wet season starting as of yesterday. Unlike the FIFA World Cup, our rainy season may not necessarily end on July 9. Unlike the FIFA World Cup, the real heat will not reach its peak during the season, but after the rainy season when the notorious Tokyo summer arrives. Just how ready am I for that.
A tropical fruit with a Japanese touch: Mango with Tofu Cream, recipe by Kazuwo Hida (in her 2002 book, in Japanese). Cubed mango flesh is tossed in drained and pureed silken tofu combined with a bit of cream, a bit of white sesame paste, a dash of soy sauce, and a pinch of salt. The ripe fruit is meant to make enough sweetness in this light treat, although I liked it better with a drizzle of honey. This may not be your typical mango dessert, but it can make an easy-to-prep little nosh.
posted by chika at: 6/10/2006 09:56:00 PM