Pork Belly Dijon Red Miso
#Sashimi taco #umeda restaurant #tacos#rice flower #soy koji
#Beni Koji rice
Chef Umeda enjoying a glass of wine & wagyu. 📸: @alex.lahijani
Have you tried our menu of skewers? Layered with peppers, the chicken is pierced with kushi (bamboo skewers), dunked into a sweet terikayi-like marinade, and finished over a bed of white oak charcoal. 📷: @foodbeast
“Chef Umeda is running a restaurant that plays homage to the Japanese Edo period by using old-school techniques (everything from fermentation to arrangement of seafood) and creating elegantly presented food. Japanese food in L.A. is about nuance, but it’s also about exclamation points!” Many thanks to @andywangnyla for naming us among the most exciting Japanese restaurants in LA right now! Via @foodandwine (link in profile) 📷: @dcfoodporn
Chef Ume’s twist on an American Clam Chowder. Instead of butter, cream and potato we make a dairy-free version with miso, soy milk & dashi. A little sake splash doesn’t hurt either to wake up those clams. Part of Chef’s Omakase menu this summer.
Did you know - the Middle Eastern super-green, known as Jew's mallow or Egyptian spinach, has a high vitamin and mineral content. This “food of kings” dates back to the time of the pharaohs, when an Egyptian king drank it in soup to recover from an illness. We found some here in Southern California to make an Egyptian spinach soup with white asparagus & Caviar - a great start to a summer Omakase.
Wishing we are as chilled as these noodles after a long hot day. Stay cool, LA!