24 (Wed) December 2014
(The Pan-Pacific Manila)
-Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-
with the Family
Winter Holiday with the Family (Day 1 of 11)
- Day 1 (5.353 Lapu-Lapu Chazuke)
For our first extended family time since I left home to work overseas, we’ll be spending the winter holiday together. Starting with Christmas in the Philippines, ending with the New Year in Korea.
Chazuke is a Japanese dish. Consists of steamed rice in warm broth, typically a simple fish stock seasoned with a touch of soy, often topped with grilled fish and garnished with dried laver, toasted sesame seeds, sliced scallion. Although very common in Japan, the dish hasn’t really caught on in overseas markets.
At Asunaro, the chasuke was excellent. The delicately seasoned broth paired perfectly with the light flesh of the lapu-lapu, as well as the napa cabbage. The skin of the fish had been separately grilled to a crisp, providing a nice textural contrast. Simple yet sophisticated, my kinda dish. With the steamed rice, it was a great meal in itself.
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