26 (Wed) October 2016
(see most recently 7.016 Pizza Bismarck)
with W and the Boyz, Mom and Dad
Mentaiko is Japanese-style pickled pollack roe. Adapted from Korea (see generally 7.291 Myeongranjeot) — in fact, “men = myeong = 明 = bright.” Traditionally served as a side dish with rice, or as an accompaniment to sake/sochu (see for example 7.265 Negibasashi Maki ). Now used as an ingredient in fusion dishes, such as pasta or risotto.
The Mentaiko Spaghetti was good. Delicately briny with a touch of sweetness, well-balanced in a creamy-ish sauce, lightened/brightened with scallion and tomato. Texturally, the cooked eggs provided bit of pop in every bite. Could’ve done without the shredded nori, which contributed an unnecessary Asian flavor component.
I should try this at home.
Fall Break : Day 6 (see previously 7.295 Chaeggeut).
In Seoul. Here on holiday during DJ’s fall break. Arrived Saturday, flying back to Manila next Monday.