Sunday, November 2, 2008

Aomori Recipe Contest: Second Place!

Yesterday, I attended the final cook-off! It was about creating a daily dish using any of the 3 items (mineral burdock root, apios, and/or dried chrysanthemum) produced in Aomori prefecture.

The contest was held by LSearch (the group that help to promote trade and industry in Aomori) at Denryokukan (the show room of Tokyo Electric Power Co. in Shibuya) and five lucky finalists were selected! There were 5 judges. One is Jyunko Takashiro (a famous foodist) and the other four were from the (selected) general public. I cooked "Mineral Burdock Root, Apios, and Chicken Stuffed Fried Bean Curd, Salty-Sweet Sauce".

The winning recipe was a very beautiful sumashijiru (clear soup) with apios balls, but I am glad that mine was selected as the second place. All pictures above are taken by my boyfriend. Thanks for his support and the encouragement!

It was chilly in the morning, but it changed to fine autumn weather (and was hot) in the afternoon! I even sweated a little!!!

After the contest, my boyfriend and I went to a cafe and had a lunch. I think jose might love this! I will write about it the next time.

I gotta go now!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

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  1. Hi Ochi,

    Congratulations first!!!You're so great!!

    This was very romantic that your boyfriend beside you when you need him.And he took a nice pic of you too..

    Do you felt nervous when you're in competition?I seldom been involve in any contest or competition.What a shame..

    Ochi,you're very great cook.Keep it up!!

  2. Congratulations Ochi,
    You are a superstar! Your dishes too sounds sooo ! good in the competition, You go girl!!!!!

  3. Congrads again Ochi,

    Keep up the confidence, you are first rate and will get your first place soon! Yes!

    Love the pictures you are so pretty! Nice to have a supportive boyfriend! Yes! :)

  4. Hi jose,

    Thanks for your comment!

    I didn't feel nervous this time, but the very first time, yes! I can't say it loud but I was shocked when I first lost the competition...

    No shame to it, jose. You just don't compete :)

    I hope I can write my post today. I want to show you something!!!

  5. Hi nazarina,

    Thanks again here.
    This result was encouraging ;)

  6. Konnichiwa jo,

    I know I lose more than I win, so I'll always do my best!

    Thanks for your encouragement!!!


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