Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Deciding on the Dishes for a Japanese Dinner

So...I've finally decided on all the Japanese dishes I want to make for my Tampopo Dinner & a Movie. I still think it may be a little ambitious. The trick will be in the timing. As long as I do all my cold prep and marinades well in advance, and get the preparation order right, with a little help from my son Will, I should be able to pull it off.

Here's the menu:

Cold Dishes: Sembei Crackers, Cucumber Stuffed with Bay Shrimp, Sashimi with Grated Daikon , Assorted Nigiri Sushi, Temaki Hand Rolls, and Stuffed Tamago Omelets

Hot Dishes: Miso Soup, Seafood Dumplings, Chicken Rolls, Yakitori Skewers, Seared Tuna, Ginger Beef, Tempura Shrimp & Vegetables, Spinach with Sesame Dressing, and Eggplant with Miso

Dessert: Green Tea Sorbet with Fresh Fruit