Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Garden party during the golden week

Had a long, long weekend due to the so-called 'Golden Week' holidays here in Japan. 
So, invited some friends over for a potluck lunch out in the garden. 
Been doing this for the last 4 or 5 years.
Must have gained a kilo or two due to too much eating that day... burp...
It does not look that nice in pictures, but the tempura tea leaves and tempura bamboo shoots are quite tasty.
As in previous years, each and everyone of my guests brought along their own 'specialty'.
This particular guest always brought freshly harvested ingredients, and always insisted on tempura-ing right at my place so that we can all eat them the minute they are cooked.
Another always brought these... katsuo tataki and hamachi sashimi...

A lady friend who attended for the first time provided us with these delicious onigiri (rice balls).
Urrrmmm... consumed with those pickles at the center, absolutely delicious...
And, the final dish of the day... roast chicken in the dutch oven...
The seasoning was done by my missus and the cooking, by me.
Really tasty it was... I must say...