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little_meg_siu_meg  📍Currently in Tokyo 🇯🇵 🏮Tokyo & HK-based, but travel around the world. I moved to Japan for 🍣, I stayed in Japan for kakigori🍧. 2086 bowls 🍧in 2016

http://www.opinionatedaboutdining.com/2017/asia_jp.html

The NEW OAD Top 100+ Asian Restaurants 2017 List is out!
(Full list's link at my profile ➡️ @little_meg_siu_meg )
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1. 鮨 さいとう Sushi Saito
2. 松川 Matsukawa
4. 京味 Kyoji
5. 傳 Den
6. にくの匠 三芳 Miyoshi
7. 天寿し 京町店 Tenzushi
8. 緒方 Ogata
9. 紀茂登 Kimoto
17. よろにく Yoroniku
25. Ta Vie
32. フロリレージュ Florilège
36. すし 喜邑 Sushi Kimura
39. 島 Shima
40.レフェルヴェソンス L'Effervescence
43. 鳥しき Torishiki
45. 日本橋蛎殻町 すぎた Sugita
48. すきやばし次郎 Sukiyabashi Jiro
54. 青空 Harutaka
64. Gaggan
76. すし家 Sushi Ya
83. 鮨 とかみ Sushi Tokami
87. 晴山 Seizan
107. Mott 32
108. 天ぷら 元吉 Tempura Motoyoshi
118. Ho Lee Fook
123. 匠 進吾 Takumi Shingo
137. MUME!
140. 焼肉ジャンボ Yakiniku Jumbo
156. アニス Anis
169. 銀座 しまだ Ginza Shimada
190. Fish School
191. 怡東軒Yee Tung Heen
This list is probably the one that I most agree with for Asian restaurants established by Western media. Glad to see underrated ones to be on the list! Congrats to all my favorite chefs! I have voted for all of you! Yay!
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Umami, Shiitake
旨み、椎茸
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@ フロリレージュ Florilege, Tokyo (3.6.2017)
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Easier to show you the video to explain the texture, the sauce poured, as mentioned, was made with the same dashi used for cooking the shiitake mushroom inside. The translucent slices were the roasted cheese which became gooey and melty with the heat of the dashi sauce. If you watch carefully, there was the little block of chawanmushi, silky and smooth, and all of these with black truffle, no word could describe better than, "Heaven"!
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That's simply next level!
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旨み、椎茸
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@ フロリレージュ Florilege, Tokyo (3.6.2017)
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My favorite dish of the night was this chawanmushi (steamed egg custard) with roasted cheese and dried mushroom covered with black truffle from Périgord, France.
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The same dashi for the dried mushroom was used to make the final sauce, poured table side.
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Wow! The aroma from the beginning till the end, and the melting cheese on silky egg, and the intense mushroom and truffle flavor together that lingered in your mouth on and on.
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Wow. Just wow!
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@ フロリレージュ Florilege, Tokyo (3.6.2017)
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Non-alcoholic pairing 4: ホットチョコレート、ミルククリームとシナモン エスプーマ (黒糖と実山椒付け)
Hot chocolate, milk cream and cinnamon espuma (with Brown Sugar and Sansho Peppercorns)
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@ フロリレージュ Florilege, Tokyo (3.6.2017)
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I changed this as "non-alcoholic pairing" as technically speaking no juice was involved.
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The cap of the cup had two ingredients, kokutou (japanese brown sugar) which you can nibble before and in between the drink; and you put some of the green powder - misansho / grated mountain peppercorn in your hands and rub and smell the peppery aroma.
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Then you can drink the chocolate milk. The sansho fragrance actually stated in your nose. Interesting
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Bamboo Shoot, Squid Ink
タケノコ、イカ墨
(Pic 3-4: 酒粕蒸しパン Sake Kasu Steamed Bun)
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@ フロリレージュ Florilege, Tokyo (3.6.2017)
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Another highlight was this ginger juice flavored "ika somen" which was ika (squid) cut into strips like somen (thin noodles) but here it was sliced thicker to match with the real squid ink noodles underneath. The center was takenoko (bamboo shoots) fried and brushed with butter. The undernFried and brushed with butter
Squid ink noodles
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The contrast of very al dente noodles vs the slightly crunchy squid and the temperature contrast of cold and hot were extremely well played. Those micro celery on top of the squid really gave great flavoe to the dish, not just here for beautification.
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The 酒粕蒸しパンsake kasu mushi-pan (Sake Lees Steamed Bun) was the best vehicle to mope up all the remaining squid ink sauce. Umami maximized! Definitely not the average squid noodle dish
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Juice Pairing 3: ドライベートパウダー 、グレープフルーツ ジュース 、オリーブオイル、 紅たでDry beet powder, grapefruit juice, olive oil, benitade
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@ フロリレージュ Florilege, Tokyo (3.6.2017)
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Our third juice pairing came in this gorgeous little bowl of pink juice, grapefruit and beet, with olive oil and herb benitade (like little shiso leaves, but less pungent). I have seen benitade as condiment for sashimi many times, never had it with cocktail. And the whole drink, miraculously delicious.
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And those ice spheres in different sizes. So smart!
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Bavaroa, Karasumi
ババロア、カラスミ
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@ フロリレージュ Florilege, Tokyo (3.6.2017)
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Just to recap on the ingredients: ribbons of Kyoto turnip brushed with virgin olive oil, fresh yuzu juice and coarse sea salt. Unfolding the ribbons were soft and creamy Japanese fromage blanc from Iwate state covered with golden karasumi (Japanese dried mullet roes), served with a yuzu sauce.
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That combination of cheese and karasumi and complemented with the rawness of the turnips, and olive oil to give the smooth texture.... ah.... even the amount of crunchy sea salt grains and olive oil and the amount of yuzu were so spot on. So stunning! Simply next level
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Bavaroa, Karasumi
ババロア、カラスミ
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@ フロリレージュ Florilege, Tokyo (3.6.2017)
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This was one of the most stunning dishes of the meal. The top ribbons were Kyoto turnip brushed with virgin olive oil, fresh yuzu juice (hence the juice pairing of yuzu and chrysanthemum) and coarse sea salt. Inside was fromage blanc from Iwate state (yes Japanese cheese!) covered with karasumi (Japanese dried mullet roes), served with a yuzu sauce.
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The description would not get you anywhere to understand the remarkable texture and flavor combination of this dish. For texture, see video coming to next
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Juice Pairing 2: ゆず 菊 Yuzu and Chrysanthemum
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@ フロリレージュ Florilege, Tokyo (3.6.2017)
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I was super impressed by the juice pairing at Florilege this time. We had 8 savory courses and they had 8 juice pairing, a different one for each course.
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This "juice" was made with yuzu juice and boiled chrysanthemum flower, and carbonated for a sparkling concation. So refreshing and elegant, that presentation was just 🔝🔝🔝
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Find me another french restaurant that serves something like this!
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Projection : Fukunotou (Butterbur Scape)
投影、ふきのとう
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@ フロリレージュ Florilege, Tokyo (3.6.2017)
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Chiffon cake and mousse of fukinotou (butterbur buds) and salted sakura flowers on top. The spring theme already started in Florilege with spring sansai (mountain vegetable) and sakura cleverly used in western style. That balance of bitterness and saltiness and the color scheme to match with spring, truly brilliant!
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Juice 1: Lemonade レモネード
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@ フロリレージュ Florilege, Tokyo (3.6.2017)
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I always opt for juice pairing when it is available, and Florilege is one of the very very few restaurants in Japan that offer juice pairing. My first was just a lemonade which was the only one that was not homemade. From then on it was all mind blowing.
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My hipster friend opted for wine pairing and asked for natural wines, so he got all his "fruit juices" as well, al natural and healthy 😆
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The truth was, I also wanted to have another meal with Spanish Hipster @jmoranmoya before he returned to New York. And it was no easy job to find a modern European place to dine with him, since he has have some of the very best worldwide, and yes, he needs natural wine 🍷....
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But I think Florilege will make him happy 😊
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