May 13, 2013 § Leave a comment
I couldn’t resist copying the title of my post today from the label on a pair of sushi-printed pajamas I came across on Newbury Street about 15 years ago. As you can tell, they made quite an impression on me.
This past fall when Kyle and I visited my sister and her family, we popped into an excellent sushi restaurant, Oishii .
Included in many top restaurant lists in Boston, Oishii’s Chestnut Hill location is conveniently located by my sister’s condo. Personally, I’m not sure if I could resist the temptation of eating there once a week if I lived in the area. Being a sushi lover can get to be an expensive habit.
While enjoying our sushi, Kyle pointed out that I never make miso soup. He was right, I’ve never ever made it AND we both love it.
Needless to say, I decided to make miso soup that week. I used this recipe from 101 Cookbooks.
Super simple recipe:
I used buckwheat soba noodles as a great nutrient-dense pasta alternative. Buckwheat noodles are also gluten-free. I went with the watercress rather than the spinach since I was able to find it at my local farmer’s market. I recalled learning that Hippocrates, believing in the healing powers of watercress, built his first hospital next to a stream so that watercress could grow. This made it seem like a solid choice.
Additionally, I omitted the red pepper flakes just because it didn’t sound too appealing to me for this dish.
Do some of your favorite restaurants inspire you to try a new dish or even try to replicate one?