5-course Vegan Japanese Night: February

New night; New menu!!
Grab a friend and have some great food.bowls

Menu:

  • Mixed little plates: hijiki salad, yuzu spinach, grilled daikon, kabocha, gomadofu, cabbage salad
  • Somen course
  • Hand-made gyoza course
  • Traditional meal ender of miso soup, rice and home-made tsukemono
  • Japanese-style hand made dessert: Green tea cake with sesame brittle
  • Various Japanese teas to try (sencha, genmaicha, mugicha, etc)

When: Tuesday, 25 February 7-10 pm

Where: Finchley Central, North London, address given after donation is given

How much: £28 pre-pay donation through EatWith

Who: Anyone!

Drinks? A Japanese apertif is included as a free taster; but please BYOB for yourself or to share.

*No donation refunds. I don’t really make anything off of this, but the money goes to planning the food, drinks, and good times! If you cannot make it, please give your spot to a friend (let me know, it’s no problem!). I hope you understand!

Around The World Dinner: Shojin Ryori

I’ve teamed up with the London Vegan God himself, Fat Gay Vegan, to indulge in the Around the World Supper Clubs he is hosting.

Of course my menu is my speciality: Japanese! But not just any old Japanese- oh no! It’s shojin ryori! The traditional Buddhist meal in strict temples that is naturally vegan and usually extremely expensive (go ahead and look it up, I’ll wait). Delicious looking right?! But now you don’t have to buy a plane ticket to go all the way to Kyoto.

The menu has been especially designed to reflect the seasons changing from Winter to Spring following shojin ryori’s special cooking “rules” involving colors and cooking methods.

Menu:

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Gluten-Free Japanese Lunch

Finally!
You asked for it: the Japanese gluten free night! Perfect way to start the new year. And it’s lunch time, so you still have times to play with your friends in the evening!

I wanted to keep the theme of real Japanese food you can’t find in restaurants. I’ve had a lot of fun deliberating the extensive menu as I had so many ideas, so I hope you will agree that this is a magnificent five-course meal for all tastes!

Vegan, gluten-free, five-course Japanese menu:

Lotus chips, yuzu spinach salad, seared daikon, ginger-miso aubergine and Japanese potato salad.

Tofu course: fresh tofu, yuba, agedashi dofu, ganmodoki (Buddhist tofu patty), tofu sesame salad

Tempura zaru soba with all the fixin’s

Traditional meal ender of mixed miso soup, rice and fresh pickles.

Sesame brittle and daigaku imo (candied sweet potatoes fries).

When: Saturday, 25 January 2014, 1-4 pm

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New Japanese Nights

That’s right- new dates! It’s being organized through global site EatWith.com so you can see all the fun stuff there!

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So what’s on the menu this time? Why, it’s a 5 course meal!

  • Edamame
  • Gomadofu: savoury sesame squares with wasabi
  • Fresh yuba: soya milk skin
  • Tamagoyaki: eggy roll
  • Gyoza course: fresh pan-fried dumplings
  • Takoyaki: “octopus” balls
  • Traditional miso soup
  • Short grain rice
  • Tsukemono: mixed handmade pickles
  • Japanese-style hand made dessert TBA; such as: ohagi, green tea cake, sesame gelato, etc
  • Various Japanese teas to try: sencha, genmaicha, mugicha, etc
  • Japanese apertif (Non alcoholic available)

When: Monday, 18 November 7-10 pm
Tuesday, 26 November 7-10 pm

Where: Finchley Central, North London, address given after donation is given

How much: £28 pre-pay donation through EatWith (bank transfer & Paypal available too)

Who: Anyone!

Drinks? A Japanese apertif is included as a free taster; but please BYOB for yourself or to share.

*No donation refunds. I don’t really make anything off of this, but the money goes to planning the food, drinks, and good times! If you cannot make it, please give your spot to a friend (let me know, it’s no problem!). I hope you understand!

London Vegan Beerfest tickets

Hey friends and lovers! Join us in London on July 13 for the first ever London Vegan Beerfest!

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Go to the London Vegan Beerfest website for all the details about tickets, VIP goodies and all the veggie BBQ yummies!

Tickets are on sale the morning of Monday 17 June and they WILL sell out. So grab a friend and drink some brewskis everyone can enjoy!

Japanese Night 5: Osaka Festival Food

I lived in different places in my nearly 3 years in Japan, but they were all around the large Kansai area that surrounds Osaka. Tokyo is amazing, but I feel Osaka is the heart and soul of Japan. Osaka is especially famous for its food and comedy. All the happy things!

Japanese nights are always the most popular, but I thought I would change it up a bit and highlight my favourite region. As you know, Japanese food is exploding in the London food scene. Okonomiyaki (savoury cabbage “pancake”) is the hot item right now and happens to be the “king” of Osakan food, but not everyone can eat it. So let’s change that!

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     takoyaki- octopus-free octopus balls

Inspired by my love of Osaka, I now present:

Osaka Festival Food Night
大阪祭りの食べ物!

  • Okonomiyaki
  • Takoyaki (“octopus” balls)
  • Gyoza (potstickers)
  • Edamame
  • Japanese potato salad
  • Yakitori (“chicken” sticks)
  • Inari zushi (sweet fried tofu sushi)
  • Ohagi (sweet bean/rice dessert)
  • Macha cake
  • Candied sweet potato
  • Umeshu taster (homemade plum cordial)

Come hungry for this one!
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