Wednesday, March 10, 2010

belated hinamatsuri

On the last weekend of February, Satoshi went to Kyoto, which I talked about yesterday.

MIL sent him home with this...Hinamatsuri kamaboko (fish cake).

The male character (left) is called O-dairisama & the female (right) is called O-hinasama. Both are supposed to represent the Emperor and Empress of the Heian court.

While I appreciate her sending this home with Satoshi, I wasn't sure how or when we would eat it.

It turned out that we ended up eating it after Hinamatsuri passed, but before the expiry date...whew!

We had this with some udon. I usually make my own tsuyu (soup/sauce) for noodles, the recipe is here. I don't strain the katsuo bushi (bonito flakes) before using the tsuyu, I serve it.

I also cut some green onion (from our lanai) and added a pinch of tororo kombu (thinly shaved kelp). We also sprinkled some shichimi togarashi (mixture of red pepper and 6 Japanese spices).

It was a great lunch on a cold, rainy day.

13 comments:

Rowena... said...

I just saw this on Flickr...coolest fish cake if I ever saw one in my life.

Right now it's flurrying...wet flakes...cooold...yuck!

K and S said...

Thanks Rowena :) I think we should be having some of the same weather like you too :(

Take care.
Kat

Su-Lin said...

That is just too cute! I'm not sure if I'd have been able to eat them.

Tamakikat said...

Looks good, Kat.

As you say hot noodles are great for cold rainy days. Add the cute kamaboko you sure to feel lighter.

TK

Mikuru Hirai said...

Mona Lisa would look good on a kamaboko.

2kamuela47 said...

Cool fish cake! 

KirkK said...

Those are so cute I would feel guilty eating it!

momijitomitsukoshi said...

That sounds delish! It is so sweet that your MIL sent you these (very un-fish looking) fishcakes and you've used them and blogged about them. I hope she reads it! They look like sweets.

K and S said...

Thanks Su-Lin and TK :)

Mona Lisa, huh?? Interesting Mikuru :)

Thanks Laura:)

No guilt Kirk :)

I hope MIL doesn't read this blog Momiji ;)

Take care everyone!
Kat

Debinhawaii said...

The udon looks delicious and the fish cakes are adorable. Glad you got to use them before the expiration date. ;-)

K and S said...

me too Debinhawaii, I hate to waste food :)

Take care.
Kat

moshi mooch said...

It's so cute! :)

K and S said...

Thanks Moshi :)

Take care.
Kat