Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Miyake Staff Meals - Part 1
In an effort to get my mind off the fact that I have to perform 6 songs as Meat Loaf (Clash of the Titans: Meat Loaf vs. KISS at the Empire Dine and Dance in Portland) tomorrow night, I’ve decided to compile a list of staff meals I’ve enjoyed at Miyake in the last 2 months. I’ve also decided to listen to “Parents just don’t understand” by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince at an ear-bleeding volume. Anything to get Meat Loaf’s voice out of my fucking head.
This is truly one of the great perks of employment there, something I look forward to at the end of each shift. Every meal is served with a bowl of rice, and sometimes Shinji’s sushi rice if we’re lucky.
Gindara Saikyo Yaki (miso-marinated black cod) / Japanese curry over duck and short ribs.
Gallo (cock’s comb) pasta with motsuyaki ( berkshire pork intestines) and burdock root / Tai snapper head with potato in saffron broth.
Simple Churashi (rice, fish cake, fried bean curd, & nori) / Pork Milanese topped with egg & dashi omelette / Matsutake miso soup.
Teriyaki chicken in traditional Japanese style (soy & mirin) / Tempura of matsutake, scallop, and shrimp with daikon & ginger dipping sauce.
Mahbo Dofu (ground chicken with spicy Chinese black beans, scallions, ginger, garlic, chilies, and tofu) / Tempura of conch, matsutake, and scallop.
Katayaki Soba (crispy fried noodles with shrimp, scallops, and bacon) / Takoyaki (deep fried balls of octopus garnished with kewpie mayo, nori, bonito, and togarashi).
Interesting side fact: Takoyaki street hawker stalls are all run by the Yakuza in Japan.
Nira (stir fry of pork, eggs, Chinese chives, and onions) / Tripe Marinara
Spaghetti with shiso leaf pesto, shrimp, and anchovy / Chicken Milanese with creamy arugula salad.
Ginger pork / Hamayaki (in this case uni & saba mixed with rice and kewpie mayo then broiled)
Korean style cod stew with tofu / Ginger pork
Unadon (unagi & nori over sushi rice) / Pork toro with sambal oelek & cilantro.
Fusili Carbonara w/ matsutake mushrooms / Insalata Masa with pickled white asparagus
Pork meatball soup with bean threads & tofu / Gindara Saikyo Yaki (miso-marinated black cod).
Potato gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce / Insalata Masa / Tripe Marinara
Oyakodon (chicken and eggs in dashi) / Korean style soft tofu and cod stew.
Teriyaki chicken / Soba noodles in dashi + nato (fermented soy beans that are fucking disgusting) & rice.
Salmon with buerre noir / Insalata Masa / Ton jiru (pork soup)
Ragu of motsuyaki (berkshire pork intestine) & miso served over fusili with yam cake / Insalata Masa with sesame & wakame / Miso & daikon soup.
Masa Burgers (pork and ginger patties) with gorgonzola served with a red wine & ketchup sauce / Insalata Masa / Super Toro Roll / Kamo jiru (duck soup)
Pork katsu (breaded and fried) with Japanese curry / Rigatoni with scrambled eggs, bacon, and brussel sprouts.
Yasai-Itame (ginger pork toro with cabbage) / Insalata Masa / Oyekodon (chicken and eggs in dashi)
Katsu 3 ways (chicken, salmon, and scallop) / Miyake crab cake (the lightest, fluffiest, and most delicious crab cake I’ve ever had).
Braised pork with Japanese curry / Insalata Masa with carrot & ginger vinaigrette.