October 4, 2010

I'm Nuts for Chestnuts!


Tis the season for Japanese chestnuts!

Japanese chestnuts are called "Kuri (koo-ri)" here. My favorite dish is the ever popular "Kuri Gohan," which literally translates to "chestnut rice." It's simple but tasty, especially with a sprinkle of "Goma Shio (black sesame salt)!"

18 comments:

Babzy said...

chestnut are so good , very nice first pic :)

richard said...

First photo looks like the character named Kermit, from Muppets :).

Evelyn said...

I have never seen chestnut plant/tree. Nice photos - love the shiny surface. Kuri Gohan looks really nice - not something we get in Japanese restaurants in Australia.

Francisca said...

Your photos are cool, Kaori. For some reason I'm not such a lover of roasted chestnuts... although the French chestnut paste I do like. And for some reason, your rice dish sounds wonderful! I must be hungry... ;-)

B SQUARED said...

Never had it but it sounds divine.

mia said...

Chestnut rice? Sounds interesting! I've had chestnuts and I've had rice, but never chestnut rice!

Halcyon said...

Sounds yummy!

Elettra said...

that good, even in my country soon and will start collecting until Christmas we eat

ρομπερτ said...

The very essence of autumn.

A wonderful Tuesday for you.

daily athens

Louis la Vache said...

When «Louis» lived in France, he really enjoyed a chestnut spread with vanilla added on yogurt, crème fraîche, crêpes, vanilla ice cream...
YUM!

Leif Hagen said...

I'm nuts for nuts, too! In fact, I had to complain yesterday when my wife refused to put walnuts in her batch of chocolate chip cookies!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis»neglected to mention that Mme la Vache (who lived in Japan for 15 years) likes Koori Gohan, too.

T. Becque said...

Chestnut rice sounds wonderful!!

gogouci said...

Never tasted chestnut rice, but I'd try it under your recommendation. Great photos.

Hilda said...

I've never seen chestnut plants either. I don't even know if they come from a tree or a bush. I only see them when they're already being roasted. :D

VP said...

Chestnuts season even here. Chestnuts are quite common in Tuscany and usually we eat them roasted. The local name is caldarroste.

Kaori said...

Hi everyone! Thank you for the comments! Chestnuts seem to be in season just about everywhere :-)

Richard, if I squint I think I see it, too! lol.

Louis, I hope both you and your lady have a chance to eat it this season :-D

Leif, walnuts are also another yummy nut!

Hilda, I was surprised to see that Chestnuts grow on regular trees! For some reason I always imagined a Pinetree ;-)

VP, I'll have to remember that! It even sounds yummy :D

And to everyone else...I really do recommend the Chestnut Rice!

ladyfi said...

What wonderfully luscious photos!

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