An “Asian Delight” Christmas

23 Dec

This year I have decided to make a Japanese meal for Christmas. But really it’s a mixture of various Asian cuisines. I’m also throwing in some traditional twists. It will be interesting to see how it all turns out. We’re also using mostly local ingredients. Too bad they don’t grow cranberries around here…

Here’s what I’m making!

Cranberry Apple Cider (with Orange)

Steamed Sponge Cake with Cranberry Honey Glaze

Korean Seasoned Potatoes

Goma Ae (Spinach with Seasame)

Shrimp on Sugarcane Skewers

Vegetable Tempura

Deep Fried Chestnut Balls with Cranberry Sesame Soy Dipping Sauce

Ebi Maki (Shrimp Roll)

Daikon Salad

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2 Responses to “An “Asian Delight” Christmas”

  1. Justine December 28, 2007 at 5:52 am #

    And a delight it was! I know that not everything on the list came to fruition, but what did was delicious. Tempura, chestnut balls, Goma Ae, Korean potatoes, the cranberry dipping sauce, and of course the ginger cookies. And toasts of the finest sake! I wonder what the Japanese say when they toast.

  2. mindfulindividual December 28, 2007 at 4:34 pm #

    compai! which is probably spelled “kanpai” 🙂

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