Showing posts with label soy sauce. Show all posts
Showing posts with label soy sauce. Show all posts

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

kikkoman at SushiSamba London

The Kikkoman brand is famous for its slow fermented and complex soy sauce and now has a couple of new additions to its Teriyaki range. To celebrate the new range and its new website, food bloggers and journalists were invited to a special meal at SushiSamba in the iconic Heron Tower. The restaurant is located on the 38th Floor of the building which features truly breathtaking views of London.

The meal was a delightful combination of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian dishes created especially for the occasion by the head chef.
A unique sharing menu was seasoned with Kikkoman’s famed soy sauce, and, we got to taste the brand new additions to Kikkoman’s family of Teriyaki sauces. They are perfect to help reproduce some of the dishes at home and add a Japanese flair to barbeques at home.

We started the evening with a couple of cocktails which each had the addition of Kikkoman soy sauce in them.  Recently, thinking out of the box is a favourite theme of the food scene and using cupboard products in unusual ways is gaining momentum.

The new additions to Kikkoman's Teriyaki family are the BBQ Teriyaki sauce, Teriyaki sauce with roasted garlic and Teriyaki sauce with toasted sesame - all perfect for a marinade and quick sauces for BBQ to add that Japanese flair to your dishes. For those that are cutting down on gluten or are coeliac,  there's also gluten free teriyaki marinade.  No-one misses out on good flavour.

The meal at SushiSamba

Edamame and sea salt
Maiz Cancha lime spice ( corn)
Crispy Wagyu Taquitos with Avocado and shichimi mayo

Bolinhos de Bacalhau, cod, lime, shichimi togarashi mayo, aji Amarillo, purple Peruvian potato crisp

thanks Rosie handmodel @alusciousnes

Tuna Ceviche, pomegranate Leche de Tigre, Maiz Morado, wasabi peas, basil


Assorted Nigiri: yellowtail, salmon, shrimp, aji panca, lotus
Soy-Marinated salmon (Ezo)
Tokyo Sky Tree: spicy bigeye tuna, tempura crunch, lotus root, aji panca spiced mayo


Kikkoman soy teriyaki, Japanse-style mayo, Yuzu Kosho
Hamachi Kama, lime, soy sushoyu

Churrasco Rio Grande, rib eye, chorizo, waguy picanha, cassava flour, vinaigrette and Chimichurri paste.

sides: coconut rice with chives , Peruvian corn micro coriander

Chocolate banana cake
maple butter, plantain chip, vanilla and rum ice cream

The evening was a great intro to the new Teriyaki sauces and also showcased the soy sauce in a new and innovative light.

Disclosure: I was a guest of Kikkoman at this event. All opinions  are my own.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Dinner with Simon Hulstone and Kikkoman

I was invited together with other food bloggers and journalists to dine at Matsuri St James (not longer in business). The restaurant is located in Mayfair and the menu is a combination of traditional and modern Japanese cuisine.  The restaurant was funded in 1993 by the Central Japan Railway Company and Kikkoman, our host for the evening.  Kikkoman is  a global premium brand of naturally brewed soy sauce, together with Simon Hulstone, head chef of the Michelin starred The Elephant in Torquay, demonstrated the versatility of Kikkoman soy sauce in his dish of caramelised scallops and broccoli served with a soy based sauce: soy, mirin, olive oil and sesame oil sauce
We started the evening with refreshing cocktails  and then we met Simon 

kikimi - Japanese soy sauce tasting
we tasted different soy sauces  and to evaluate quality of soy sauces we must take into account: colour, viscosity, smell and taste. 
Naturally brewed soy sauce the colour is delicately transparent with a reddish brown colour,  semi-fluid, it smells fruity, vanilla and roasting components, taste mellow, well balanced and umami 

Simon's masterclass using Kikkoman:
some of Simon's tips cooking with Kikkoman, apart from oriental dishes: 
. add a few drops to stocks, it will bring out the flavour and  intensify whilst reducing.
. mix Kikkoman with egg yolk before brush glazing your pastry and bread
. replace salt with Kikkoman soy sauce

At Matsuri, the dishes are cooked directly in front of you on sizzling hot plates. 

Simon and some of the food bloggers: @intotheFworld @malaysiabymay @Leylalaa @lovele_x
Mr Bing, Head of Kikkoman UK addressing the guests and talking about Kikkoman 300 years history, brand  and it's products including  gluten free Tamari
Sushi demo

Assorted Sushi & Rolls - amazing taste, textures and so fresh!

Tuna, Salmon Roe, White Fish & Scallop Nigiri

Salmon, Tuna & Spring Onion Rolls

Assorted Tempura - crispy batter and full of flavour

Prawn, Squid & Vegetables


perfectly marbled Scottish Angus Dry Aged Fillet Steak
Ginger-Marinated Alaskan Black Cod, melt in the mouth and perfectly seasoned
A show stopper - Desert

griddled pineapple pancake with fire- Ball Ice-Cream served with Umenoyado Aragoshi Umeshu, Plum WIne

 I really enjoyed the evening. We were fed lots of food and information, from Kikkoman soy sauce and tasting, tips and masterclass from Simon, shushi demo and a delectable meal cooked on those sizzling hot plates which added to the theatre of the evening.  
Matsuri is  elegant and striking deco with very pleasant and knowledgeable staff.  The food was excellent. I would definitely go back. 
I was a guest at this event. Opinions are my own. 

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