Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Plum Wine Recipe Contest

Yesterday afternoon, I took a half day off to attend the finals of Home Cooking Plum Wine Recipe Contest organized by Fujicitio (supermarket in Kanagawa) and Asahi Breweries (leading brewery and soft drink company based in Tokyo). Plum wine, as you may know, is a Japanese alcoholic drink made by steeping green ume in shōchū (燒酎 - clear liquor). The finals were held at restaurant Harmonic located in Asahi's Annex building.

The total of 9 recipes which passed the first screening were cooked and served by the owner chef Minegishi Hiroshi. We enjoyed sampling them and actually evaluated them! What was good about this contest was we finalists didn't have to cook our own recipes ;) Thus, we had a relaxing time!

My recipe was again sushi rolls... I thought I should have submitted the better one if I knew that the chef is going to cook it for us!!! Anyway, I had a good time.

By the way, the event site was located in Asakusa, so I enjoyed sightseeing there, too! Asakusa is a part of Tokyo's downtown Taito district best known for its many temples, particularly Sensōji (left bottom image). Believe it or not, it was my first time to go there!

Today, the high is over 20C (68F) like summer! But it gonna drop down again to winter tomorrow. Crazy!

Take care!!!

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2 comments:

  1. Ochi,

    You had a meaningful afternoon!!

    Did you win anything from this contest?You always have ideas on food making.Great Job!!

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  2. Hi jose,

    Good question!
    Unfortunately, I didn't win anything X( Also, the return train stopped due to fatal accident... It was raining, too, so kind of a bad day... I won't say it loud, though. Ha-ha!!!

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