What do you think of fermented soybeans (natto), firefly squid with pickled wasabi, chicken bones (nankotsu) and hearts, arugula salad with dried baby fish topped with a poached egg, and sea eel with soy and lemon? Probably not much or unappealing if you're not too familiar with Japanese food.
It's time to say goodbye to summer and hello to school, busy schedules, turning leaves and chilly weather. Let loose this weekend and have a great time, and try these light and luscious recipes for your final summer soiree.
Think about it. Where did you make a reservation the last time you wanted to take someone out for a "special occasion" dinner? I'm willing to bet it was a restaurant specializing in French, Italian, or some other cuisine. But not Chinese.