I was roaming around our gardens near A-Frame, and I thought I could be like the chefs today for a second and do all the flowers in the Noma way. So I started eating these.
Then figured I should call my friend to ask if they’re edible.
“The white plant is Heliotrope smells like vanilla and the other is Asclepia, commonly known as milkweed and butterfly bush..”
I asked if they were edible.
And he said NO!
I’ll stick to the way I cook.
This is Motsu-Nabe. I found it in Fukuoka, Japan.
Fukuoka is the northern most city on the southern most island called Kyushu. I always knew Fukuoka was known for ramen. I had been there before when I was in college and stayed at a capsule hotel and wandered the city alone for days.
The capsule hotels were a trip. Coffin style yellow pods with only a bed and a tv at your feet with remote controls at your arm. Filled with all business men. They watched porn all day and night and took showers in a communal bath and drank beer in the am. When in Rome..
So anyways, I knew ramen. The stanky tonkatsu ramen from Fukuoka with the black garlic oil. But I was pleasantly surprised on this recent trip with this hot pot discovery. Motsu-nabe. Shiro miso, tendons, intestine, tofu, wild sesame, leeks, yuzu, soy. Fucking amazing.
Kyushu is famous for gyozas too as this was the first route for the Chinese back in the olden days, so the dumpling found new soil. Fukuoka is an amazing city dominated by women and bicycles that weave through rivers and canals. Like Makinaw Island, Michigan meets Venice
I can eat vegan hot dodger dogs at the stadium. Fucking tripped me the fuck out.