Eat Fresh – Seasonal Food

Posted October 14th, 2008 in Perth WA No Comments »

It’s spring and many veges are on their season!  Asparagus, cabbage, zucchini etc are very cheap at the supermarket.  It’s very interesting that in Japan it’s Autumn now and their seasonal foods are totally different. Sweet potatoes, chestnuts (kuri), grapes, nashi pear…  The autumn in Japan is called “eating season” because the food is so nice that people eat a lot.  One thing we always tell each other is “ohhh… I put on weight(><)” .  If you want to try delicious, fresh food in Japan I recommend you to go there between autumn ~ winter (Sep ~ Feb).  Many food, such as seafood and fruits, are on their season during that time.  But be careful, not to eat too much or you will put on weight :p

Here in Perth I cook the seasonable veges in very simple way.  Just toss in olive oil and season, then barbeque, or grill in a pan.

Or you can cook them as Tempura.  Asparagus, broccoli, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onion, carrot, etc… are suitable for Tempura 🙂

Asparagus Tempura with Cold Soba Noodle

Asparagus Tempura with Cold Soba Noodle


Or asparagus sticks with bacon is also nice 🙂  Just cut asparagus into 5cm and wrap it with bacon.  Stick them into skewers and grill!  Nice variety for Yakitori party 🙂

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