||[Dec. 3rd, 2007|01:52 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
I made dashi these evening. I found the ingredients, purchased long ago for this purpose, and just... made it.
No ninjas broke down the doors and lopped off my limbs, keeping me alive just long enough to receive a proper scolding from an expert Japanese chef.
Which was really a worst case scenario, honestly.
Then I added miso paste (softened to liquid in hot water) and simmered soba noodles (with yam!) in it and ate it up, YUM!
It's weird what intimidates me. Go to a strange country where people mostly don't speak English and walk around alone, visiting monuments and eating random foodstuffs? Scary yes, but easily done.
Cook without a recipe? FREAK OUT!
But I am gaining in courage and trying new, scary things regularly, so here we are. I am JAPANESE SOUP CAPABLE NOW!