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| Austin Sushi News #43, February 2006
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On a piquant, foggy afternoon, I like to brew a fine pot of Sencha green tea, and bake a small pan of mochi biscuits. Besides tasting great and providing a bit of an energy boost, mochi provides a fine compliment to a Tivo full of SpongeBob or Project:Runway episodes. Mochi is dough made from pounding rice into paste. It makes tasty light biscuits and can be used for other things as well. The Grainaissance brand of mochi is sold at Whole Foods, but don't be surprised if the clerk at Whole Foods has no idea what you're talking about. For some reason, no one buys mochi, hence, the Whole Foods employees never seem to know it exists. But there's always plenty of it in the poorly labeled Asian foods refrigerated section. Good Luck!
Amasake is a traditional Japanese beverage made by fermenting sweet brown rice into a thick liquid. You won't have any trouble locating this food because no one sells it in Texas. :-\
The Natural Epicurean, a local macrobiotic cooking school, is offering a series of classes on Japanese-related goodies:
Feb 28th, Advanced Techniques: Vegan Sushi
HEB's Central Market Cooking School has a sushi class or two almost every month, usually featuring Tim Thomas, Executive Chef of Origami. His totally fun "Hands On Sushi" class is where you get blasted on Sake and Wine and learn the basics of making some kick-arse sushi at the same time. Yummers!
Mizu Sushi has opened in Lakeway, at the corner of 620 and Lohman’s Crossing just west of the village of Lakeway. Our intrepid reporter and sushi whore, Spitboy, ventured forth and brings us his ratings:
Overall: * * * 1/2
Phone: (512) 263-2801.
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