216 – On Tendon Tenacity: Triptych 33

What was originally a dish borrowed from Portuguese cuisine has been turned into a Japanese staple. I mentioned in a previous post that the idea of tempura was inspired by the Portuguese peixinhos da horta, which was a dish of vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried. In time, the Japanese adopted this method of cooking … Continue reading 216 – On Tendon Tenacity: Triptych 33

193 – On Yoshoku And The Furai Fray: Cube 2

Japanese cuisine has its own share of fried food, but did you know that the concept of deep frying in hot oil after coating in batter or breadcrumbs wasn't a Japanese idea? The concept was originally introduced by the Portuguese through trade. A similar dish, peixinhos da horta (vegetable garden fishes), was cooked in the … Continue reading 193 – On Yoshoku And The Furai Fray: Cube 2