10.067 Tuna and Avocado Salad

10.067

13 (Wed) March 2019

Tuna and Avocado Salad

4.0

at Isoroku

-Wakoshi, Saitama-

with secretariat

Mission to Japan, Day 4.

In Wakoshi.  Here to co-coordinate the 6th Regional Workshop on Leadership and Advocacy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (LeAd-NCD), which will focus on strengthening legal frameworks – Tuesday to Friday – bringing together staff from both ministries of health and parliaments – an off-shoot of the ever-expanding Asia-Pacific Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health.  Previously, I had helped to organize the 4th LeAd-NCD in 2016, which was focused on childhood obesity, including legal measures to restrict marketing to children (see most recently 7.269 Grilled Shiitake).

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Didn’t mind to eat twice at the same place on the same trip, in light of the amazing experience the other night.

I was especially glad for a second chance to try the sashimi and avocado salad, this time with tuna rather than salmon.  Very lightly dressed in sesame oil and … a touch of something more, something very subtle … possibly soy sauce, plus bits of laver, perfectly seasoned to accentuate the natural sweetness of the lean tuna and creaminess of the not-quite-fully-ripe avocado, perfectly al dente avocado. Even if not traditionally Japanese, it was essentially Japanese in its delicate elegance.

MIDNIGHT SNACK

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From Kitchen Origin, my favorite Midnight Snack joint in town.

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