March 7, 2016

MOTOism: Karashi Mentaiko Extreme (Spicy Cured Cod Roe)

by Moto Yamamoto

Hi I am back, sorta. I’ve been making a lot of stuff from scratch. I spend half the week in the countryside, with a big-ass kitchen — it’s an ideal setting to be creative/adventurous with my cooking.

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July 30, 2013

Casa de Kei: Mentai Pasta with Shirasu

by Keisuke Akabori

Heat saute pan with olive oil, add napa cabbage, sauté for 30 seconds. Add mentaiko (spicy cod roe), chili flakes, and half of the shirasu (baby anchovies).

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March 28, 2013

Japanify: Mentaiko Rice Redux

by Yoko Kumano


Forgive me, I am going to cheat a little here… like that “100 Episodes of Seinfeld” episode.

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November 4, 2010

Japanify: Mentaiko Mayo Pasta with Shimeji Mushrooms

by Kayoko Akabori


Hi everyone, Kayoko here, filling in for Yoko’s column today. Yoko has set the bar quite high for tips, techniques and recipes on Japanese cooking, so I really thought hard about what I would be writing about.

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March 16, 2009

Mentaiko Rice Recipe

by Yoko Kumano

Mentaiko and sesame oil are meant to be together forever. I realized this when I first tried Mentaiko Gohan (Rice) at one of the izakayas I frequent.

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