Japanese Home Cooking: Simple Meals, Authentic Flavor by Sonoko Saikai / Special Book-Signing November 24th 1PM - 3PM
The diversely talented cooking teacher, soba expert, and Japanese food advocate Sonoko Saikai will be back at Tortoise to promote her new cookbook, Japanese Home Cooking: Simple Meals, Authentic Flavors (recently listed in the 2019 holiday gift guide by the LA Times).
In her latest book, Sonoko breaks down the fundamentals of Japanese cuisine into easy-to-understand cooking elements, and explores high-quality seasonal ingredients with simple preparations that can be used in a variety of dishes.
5 Elements Soy Candles (Sky, Air, Fire, Water, Earth) $34 each
Golda Atmosphere Spray (Hiba Essential Oil) $18-42
Hibi Matchstick Incense (Variety of Scents) $12 each
Tamanohada Sphere Soap (Lavender, Orange, Rose, Musk) $12 each
Elemense Incense Set (Sekishin, Nukubai, Tetsukon, Kiyobi, Suou) $35 each
Comme Des Garcon Perfumes (Variety of Scents) $95 - $200
Today we enjoyed a healthy macrobiotic lunch using the latest addition to our Tortoise Test Kitchen:
A beautiful 30'' bamboo Chinese steamer!
Please try Akiko's Japanese - Chinese fusion inspired recipes below in your own test kitchen at home!
Steamed Red Snapper
- Red Snapper – 4 fillets
- Salt and pepper – to taste
- Shokushu (Chinese sake) - 2 tablespoons
To prepare the 4 fresh fillets of Red Snapper, acquired at the Santa Monica Fish Market, Akiko used a large...
Tortoise + Tortoise General Store + Tortoise Hasami Porcelain is a curated multi-functional retail space dedicated to Japanese design, craft and art. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic retail associate available during the holiday season to potentially become a permanent part-time or full-time member at our location in Mar Vista, California.
Position: Season Part-Time and Full-Time Associate with weekend availability
Start date: October 2019
Language: English fluency required. Bilingual English-Japanese fluency strongly preferred
Salary: $15/hour (training) / $17/hour (part-time) / TBD (full-time)
Please email resume and cover letter to: email@example.com
Details: The preferred candidate has a background knowledge of Japanese culture and design with...
Today's staff lunch focused on healthy ingredients.
We enjoyed a tasty menu of vegetarian mapo tofu, clam with soy milk miso soup, side of daikon pickles, sweet mini tomatoes and renkon-hasami.
The daikon pickles were prepared using our Hario pickler and the lotus root sandwiches were leftover from a recent Tortoise potluck.
Please find Akiko's delicious recipes below and enjoy these meals in your kitchen!
Vegetarian Mapo Tofu
- Shiitake - 2
- Hoshi Shiitake (dry) - 6
- Carrot – 1 stick
- White onion – 1/2
- Garlic – 2 cloves ...