Sunday, September 10, 2006

Fried Rice

The trick to making any good fried rice is to use cooked rice that has rested and cooled. I often use leftover rice to make fried rice. Japanese restaurants always tend to shape the rice, usually using a simple bowl as a mold. I did the same here.

Mentaiko Spaghetti

Mentaiko is very popular in Japan and Korea. It's basically roe from pollock, usually Alaskan pollock. Mentaiko is typically marinated with spicy seasonings.
The Mentaiko Spaghetti is a popular Japanese pasta dish. I prepared mine with butter and garlic, and topped it with nori for garnish. In keeping with the roe theme, I also garnished the dish with wasabi caviar.