Despite its reputation, Korean food isn’t exclusively barbecued meats. The lavish Jap Cho Ok in Aoyama serves an amazing ‘Vegetable Course” which is not strictly vegetarian (there is some fish broth) but was entirely vegetables: rice porridge, vinegared vegetable wraps, kimchi, namuru vegetables, sweet rice with nuts, tofu and herb dumpings, chijimi, acorn jelly, medicinal herbs in rice, wakame soup, pickles, and finally, when we thought we would explode, a glass of syrupy cinnamon ginger infusion and sweet rice cakes with honey and dips. We also enjoyed a bottle of unfiltered Korean rice wine – delightfully sour and heady, a perfect complement to all the flavours of the meal, but not too strong.
Previous dinner posts from mediatinker
- In the Can! - June 7th, 2011
- Still Life with Leftovers - October 18th, 2010
- Twice Baked Potatoes - October 17th, 2010
- Diner à la Française - June 30th, 2010
- Ottolenghi Heaven - June 6th, 2010